Bob Schieffer’s mantle is filled with just about every broadcasting award possible. A professional broadcast journalist for nearly 50 years, he has covered every major Washington beat and anchored seminal news programs like Face the Nation and CBS Evening News.
In this audiobook recording of a 2008 interview with Leonard Lopate, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Schieffer discusses his book Bob Schieffer’s America, a collection of his “Final Thoughts” column which aired on Face the Nation.Schieffer’s kind, Texan-infused accent belies a deep understanding of the political process and the news America wants to hear. While some of this material is a bit dated, those interested in news and commentary will find plenty to chew on.
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. Leonard Lopate is the host of WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show.