The legendary Bob Schieffer has retired at the young age of 78. The man who guided the venerable CBS News Sunday political show “Face the Nation” to the top of the ratings stepped down Sunday, after more than a half century at our parent network.
I spent some time with Bob back in 2010, when I was covering the retirement of Senator Chris Dodd. We visited the Face the Nation studio and Washington to tape a special edition of Face the State there, and we interviewed Schieffer about his remarkable career. The avuncular Schieffer and I also chatted about politics and his alma mater Texas Christian University, which at the time was going to join the Big East and play UConn. That never happened.
By the way, Schieffer is a big fan of WFSB because ratings for Face the Nation in the Hartford New Haven market are some of their best in the country. Bob also agreed to lend his familiar voice to the open of Face the State, and we plan to keep using it long after he’s retired. .
L-R WFSB assignment manager Dave Ward, yours truly, the legend, WFSB photojournalist Brian Elba, and WFSB photojournalist Mike Fisher December 2010 also read: https://dennishouse.tv/2010/01/31/bob-schieffer-new-voice-of-face-the-state/
Watch our flashback with Bob Schieffer right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/11545628/celebrating-bob-schieffers-remarkable-career