This highly respected veteran newsman shares the stories he's long kept under wraps. Schieffer goes beyond the news everyone is familiar with to share the compelling anecdotes only his colleagues were previously privy to. Says the author, "I want to tell you about the parts that didn't get on television or in the paper." The result is an eye-opening glimpse behind the scenes of the news business.
One of the most admired newsmen in America, Bob Shieffer has won six Emmy Awards and been recognized by the National Press Foundation as the Broadcaster of the Year. The chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, Schieffer is also The New York Times best-selling author of This Just In. Now in this fascinating audiobook, Schieffer shares his favorite memories from the award-winning news broadcast Face the Nation, in celebration of the program's 50-year anniversary.
"A great look at a great man."
Bob Schieffer, the Emmy Award-winning anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, has been covering the news for more than 45 years. He is the author of This Just In and Bob Schieffer's America, which speaks to current events and the range of American experience today. A CBS News correspondent since 1969, Schieffer has covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill.
Bob Schieffer's America brings together 168 of Schieffer's best essays, pieces that cover a broad range: from the hard issues of today to the human stories that show us who we are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things that touch us, make us laugh, or reveal the small shifts in our culture that sometimes just creep up on us.
Tonight on the program, coverage of day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Charlie is joined by John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation on CBS News and political director of CBS News; Bob Schieffer, political contributor to CBS News; Joel Benenson, chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign; political analyst Jeff Greenfield; Nancy Cordes, CBS News congressional correspondent; and Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent of ABC News.