Dobson to Leave Focus on the Family Radio

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Dr. James Dobson, known to millions as the host of the "Focus on the Family" radio program, will be leaving the daily radio broadcast.

Focus on the Family spokesperson Gary Schneeberger, announced that Dobson, 73, will be leaving the broadcast the end of February 2010.

Schneeberger said the decision was mutually agreed upon by Dobson and the organization board. He said the departure from the radio program is just the "third chapter in a transition that began in 2003."

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Dr. Charles Dunn, Dean of Regent University's School of Government, joined CBN News to discuss what Dobson's political legacy will be. Click play to watch.

"The Bible tells us that to everything there is a season - and Dr. Dobson's season at Focus on the Family has been remarkable," ministry president Jim Daly said in a statement released Friday. "He has done a superlative job in modeling the graceful transition of leadership from one generation to the next. "

Dobson will continue to record new radio broadcasts between now and the end of February.

"Dr. Dobson is a wordsmith, but one word I don't suspect we'll hear him using is 'retirement,' " he said. "We wish him great success in whatever he decides to tackle next."

The evangelical leader has slowly reduced his role role at the ministry he founded in 1977 as part of a plan of succession. He resigned as president in 2003 and as board chairman in February 2009. 

*Originally published October 30, 2009

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