About Bob Schieffer

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Bob Schieffer is broadcast journalism's most experienced Washington reporter. He is the network's chief Washington correspondent and also serves as anchor and moderator of "Face The Nation", CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.

Schieffer served as interim anchor of "The CBS Evening News" from March 10, 2005, until Aug. 31, 2006. He is a regular contributor to "The CBS Evening News ."

Schieffer has covered Washington for CBS News for more than 30 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation's capital - the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He has been Chief Washington correspondent since 1982 and congressional correspondent since 1989 and has covered every presidential campaign and been a floor reporter at all of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions since 1972. He began anchoring "Face The Nation" in May 1991.

Schieffer is a member of the Broadcasting/Cable Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the 2003 Paul White Award, presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The award recognizes an individual's lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Past CBS recipients include Edward R. Murrow ('64); Morley Safer ('66); Walter Cronkite ('70, '81); Don Hewitt ('87); Mike Wallace ('91); Charles Kuralt ('94); Dan Rather ('97); Ed Bradley (2000); Charles Osgood (2005) and Steve Kroft (2010).

He has won many other broadcast journalism awards, including seven Emmy Awards, one of which was for Lifetime Achievement, and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards. In 2002, he was chosen as Broadcaster of the Year by the National Press Foundation. Schieffer was also the 2004 recipient of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation Award and the American News Women's Club Helen Thomas Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2005, his alma mater, Texas Christian University, created the Schieffer School of Journalism in his honor. In 2008, Schieffer won the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment award from the Radio Television News Directors Association and was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress.

Schieffer has been a principal anchor for CBS News since 1973, when he was named anchor of the "CBS Sunday Night News." In August 1996, he stepped down as anchor of the Saturday edition of the "CBS Evening News", a post he held for 20 years. He and his colleague, Dan Rather, stand as the only two 20-year anchors of a regularly scheduled network news broadcast.

Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and, after a brief stint as a general assignment reporter, was named Pentagon correspondent, a post he held for four years.

Before joining CBS News, he was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and, in 1965, became the first reporter from a Texas newspaper to report from Vietnam. Schieffer later became news anchor at WBAP-TV Dallas/Fort Worth, a post that eventually led to his joining CBS News.

He is the author of "Bob Schieffer's America," "Face The Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-winning News Broadcast," as well as the 2003 New York Times bestseller, "This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You On TV" and "The Acting President," published in 1989.

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State of the Union Tuesday; Will Partisan Divide Plague 2014?

State of the Union Tuesday; Will Partisan Divide Plague 2014?

January 27, 2014 with

State of the Union 2014: Obama to stay positive on economy, plans to work in bipartisan way with Congress; Bob Schieffer says partisan divide is ‘deeper than ever’

Government Shutdown Over; Partisan Divide Deeper Than Ever

Government Shutdown Over; Partisan Divide Deeper Than Ever

October 17, 2013 with

Compromise funds government through Jan. 15, raises debt limit through Feb. 7 ; CBS News veteran Bob Schieffer on the bitter partisan divide plaguing Washington

Bob Schieffer: The Inside Story of Washington, D.C. (YouTube)

Bob Schieffer: The Inside Story of Washington, D.C. (YouTube)

February 26, 2013 with

As sequester looms, legendary journalist talks about partisanship in Congress and his favorite beat

Bob Schieffer: ‘Partisan Divide Is Deeper’ Than Ever (VIDEO)

Bob Schieffer: ‘Partisan Divide Is Deeper’ Than Ever (VIDEO)

October 23, 2012 with

CBS News legend on how Washington has become more divided and bitter

Sen. Arlen Specter, Voice of Moderation, Dies (VIDEO)

Sen. Arlen Specter, Voice of Moderation, Dies (VIDEO)

October 15, 2012 with

Specter wil be remembered for centrist tendencies; CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on polarization of politics

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