Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer's distinguished career as a journalist began, for all intents and purposes, on Nov. 22, 1963 - the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. A reporter for the Fort Worth ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1937 in Austin, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Secrets of the Dead: JFK 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Face the Nation 1991 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Anchor

One PM Central Standard Time 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Herblock - The Black & The White 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

An Unlikely Weapon 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Remembering Tim Russert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Election Night 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Country 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

John Glenn: The All-American Astronaut 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

I Remember 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

We Were There: CBS News at 50 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Election Night 96 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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1996 Democratic National Convention 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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1996 Republican National Convention 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Campaign '96: Super Tuesday 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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704 Hauser Street 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Campaign '88: The Republican Convention 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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AIDS Hits Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Campaign '86: Election Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

48 Hours on Crack Street (TV Show)

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Biography

Bob Schieffer's distinguished career as a journalist began, for all intents and purposes, on Nov. 22, 1963 - the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. A reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph, Schieffer was answering phones in the paper's city room when a call came in from the mother of alleged shooter Lee Harvey Oswald, requesting a ride from Fort Worth to Dallas police headquarters. By offering that ride himself, Schieffer scooped other reporters, including future colleague Dan Rather. Following the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the arrival of the American military in Vietnam, Schieffer was the only reporter from Texas to travel to Southeast Asia, where he interviewed over 200 soldiers on combat duty. Work as an anchorman for an NBC affiliate station brought Schieffer to Washington, D.C., where persistence and dumb luck played a role in his hiring by CBS. Assigned to the Pentagon in 1972, Schieffer eventually covered every major news beat in the nation's capital, including the White House, the State Department and Capitol Hill. From 1973 on, he was the weekend face of "CBS Evening News" (1962- ) and in 1991 he succeeded Leslie Stahl as the host of the long-running political talk show "Face the Nation" (1954- ). A multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and a Library of Congress Living Legend, Schieffer earned the respect of colleagues and TV audiences with an emphasis on facts over sensationalism and by choosing to simply report and never become the news.

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