Schieffer, Bob 1937–

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Schieffer, Bob 1937–


Born February 25, 1937, in Austin, TX; raised in Fort Worth, TX; son of John (a building contractor) and Gladys (maiden name, Payne) Schieffer; married Patricia Penrose (a toy store owner), April 15, 1967; children: Susan, Sharon. Education: Texas Christian University, B.A., journalism and English, 1959.

Addresses: Contact—c/o Face the Nation, CBS News, 2020 M St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20036.

Career: Journalist. KXOL Radio, Fort Worth, TX, news reporter, 1957–59; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, general reporter and correspondent from Vietnam, 1962–66; WBAP-TV (now KXAS-TV), Dallas and Forth Worth, TX, news anchor, 1966–68; CBS News, reporter, beginning 1969, Pentagon correspondent, 1970–74, White House correspondent, 1974–79, chief Washington, DC, correspondent, beginning 1982, and correspondent, anchor, or moderator of various series and specials. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1959–62.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award (with others), 1971, for CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite; other Emmy awards; Broadcaster of the Year, National Press Foundation, 2002; inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, 2002; Paul White Award, Radio-Television News Directors Association, 2003, for lifetime achievement; IRTS Foundation Award, International Radio and Television Society Foundation, 2004; Helen Thomas Award for excellence in journalism, American News Women's Club, 2004; Overseas Press Club awards; Associated Press Managing Editors awards; Texas Associated Broadcasters Awards; two Sigma Delta Chi awards.


Television Appearances; Series:

Correspondent, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, CBS, c. 1969–79.

Anchor, CBS Evening News Sunday Edition (also known as CBS Sunday Night News), CBS, 1973–76.

Anchor, CBS Evening News Saturday Edition, CBS, 1976–96.

Weekday editorial commentator and anchor, Morning, CBS, 1979–80 and 1985.

Correspondent and substitute anchor, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS, 1981–2005.

(With others) Anchor, The CBS Morning News, CBS, beginning c. 1985.

Anchor and moderator, Face the Nation, CBS, 1991–.

Narrator, Century of Country, The Nashville Network, beginning 1999.

Anchor, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, CBS, 2005–2006.

With others, anchor of CBS Weekend News/Sunday News, CBS.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Republican National Convention, CBS, 1972.

Peace and the Pentagon, CBS, 1974.

Watergate: The White House Transcripts, CBS, 1974.

The Mysterious Alert, CBS, 1974 and 1976.

Democratic National Convention, CBS, 1976.

Ground Zero, CBS, 1981.

Correspondent, 48 Hours on Crack Street, CBS, 1986.

Desk correspondent for Senate races, Campaign '86: Election Night, CBS, 1986.

AIDS Hits Home, CBS, 1986.

Correspondent, Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention, CBS, 1988.

Campaign '88: The Republican Convention, CBS, 1988.

Correspondent, Campaign '88: Election Night, CBS, 1988.

Reporter, Presidential Inauguration, CBS, 1989.

Reporter in Washington, DC, State of the Union: The President, the Congress and You, CBS, 1995.

Correspondent, Campaign '96: Super Tuesday, CBS, 1996.

Podium correspondent, The 1996 Democratic National Convention, CBS, 1996.

Podium correspondent, The 1996 Republican National Convention, CBS, 1996.

Reporter for Senate and House of Representatives races, Election Night '96, CBS, 1996.

We Were There: CBS News at 50, CBS, 1998.

Correspondent, Election Night 2000, CBS, 2000.

Himself, How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail, TRIO, 2004.

Himself, Ben Franklin: Stealing Lightning from the Sky, CBS, 2006.

Appeared in other specials, including presidential debates and other campaign coverage.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Booknotes, C-SPAN, 1989.

Himself, "Meet the Cumberbatches," 704 Hauser (also known as 704 Hauser Street), CBS, 1994.

Himself, "John Glenn: The All-American Astronaut," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: John Glenn), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2004.

Himself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004 (multiple episodes), 2005.

(In archive footage) Himself, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2005.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2005.

Himself, The Colbert Report, Comedy Central, 2006.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including I Remember, Eye on People; and Tim Russert, CNBC.



This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV, Recorded Books, 2003.



(With Gary Paul Gates) The Acting President, Dutton, 1989.

This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV (autobiography), G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003, audio version released by Recorded Books, 2003.

Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast, Simon & Schuster, 2004.



Broadcasting & Cable, November 11, 2002, pp. S36-38; March 28, 2005, p. 20.

Entertainment Weekly, June 18, 1993, p. 35.

TV Guide, June 12, 2005, pp. 43-45.

Washington Post, March 28, 2005, pp. C1, C7.