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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
Bob Schieffer, the CBS Evening News anchor and Face the Nation moderator, spent his day off yesterday telling Texas tales of his career to an audience at the Annapolis Book Festival. Schieffer, 68, drew on sketches and scenes from his recently published autobiography, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV. The former Washington correspondent recalled his first memory of a politician on the hustings: the day Senate candidate Lyndon B. Johnson landed in a helicopter in Schieffer's hometown, Fort Worth, in 1948.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
You know what, maybe there is some justice in this world. I was angry Monday when I saw David Axelrod, the latest Obama partisan hired by MSNBC, dare to take on Bob Schieffer, of CBS News. At issue was a statement Schieffer made on his "Face the Nation" show Sunday in which he questioned not only Team Obama's lack of respect for the press and First Amendment, but the overall communications competence of the administration. You can see it here . Schieffer is right, of course.
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NEWS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 10, 2005
An oasis of calm. That's what veteran newsman Bob Schieffer swears he'll deliver beginning tonight, when he takes over from Dan Rather as anchorman of the CBS Evening News. Though the 68-year-old Washington correspondent and longtime host of Face the Nation steps into the post temporarily, virtually everyone in the television industry is hailing his appointment as the smartest move CBS News has made in a long time - and no one at CBS has mentioned an end date. When Schieffer takes the anchor chair, the Evening News will be transformed overnight from a broadcast dominated by the most polarizing anchorman in network television history to one featuring what may be the medium's most neutral and reassuring announcer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
It's been a very good couple of days for CBS journalist Bob Schieffer. He had the first interview with the Romney-Ryan ticket in the Sunday night showcase of "60 Minutes"and handled it well. And then, it was announced Monday that he would be one of the four moderators of presidential and vice presidential debates this fall along with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Candy Crowley (CNN) and Martha Raddatz (ABC). No one's happier to see Schieffer making news than me, because it gives me a second chance to write about an interview I had with him last month and something he said.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 5, 2006
Amid all the buzz about "re-inventing the evening news" and the "death of the anchorman era," Bob Schieffer for the past year has gone steadfastly about doing what he does best: Reporting the news in a conventional, straightforward manner with a maximum of authority and a minimum of fuss. And the old-school, Texas newsman - who Friday will celebrate his first anniversary as interim anchor of the CBS Evening News - has enjoyed a year unmatched by anyone else in TV news. Although NBC and ABC have spent millions launching new anchors for their flagship broadcasts, their audiences are in sharp decline.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2005
Veteran CBS News broadcaster Bob Schieffer, who took over as anchor of the CBS Evening News from Dan Rather this month, will be the leading speaker at the Annapolis Book Festival on April 16, organizers announced this week. Schieffer, 68, the longtime moderator of Face the Nation, is the author of a best-selling autobiography, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV. A native of Texas, he started out as a newspaper reporter in Fort Worth, covering the assassination of President Kennedy and the Vietnam War. In 1969, he joined CBS News in Washington, where he covered every major beat: the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House and Capitol Hill.
NEWS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 5, 2005
The strain of covering a crisis on the scale of Hurricane Katrina was apparent yesterday as television networks and cable channels found themselves juggling the breaking news of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's death, which was announced late Saturday night, with nearly round-the-clock reports on the suffering and relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. News executives' inability to decide which story was more important was apparent yesterday on CBS, NBC and ABC. All three networks are reshaping their news departments after the departures of longtime anchormen Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw, and the death of Peter Jennings.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 1, 2003
WASHINGTON - When ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos was the host of a tony Washington book party at his Georgetown house in June, he invited his Sunday morning TV competition. Tim Russert, host of NBC's top-rated Meet the Press, amiably rose to the occasion, at one point holding court in Stephanopoulos' kitchen. Behind the scenes, if not at parties, the Sunday morning rivalry is about to get a touch less all-in-good-fun. Political Washington has been buzzing for weeks about Russert's growing clout, going so far as to proclaim success or failure as a guest on his program a primary election unto itself for the Democratic presidential candidates.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 6, 2006
A feature on Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan reported in breathless tabloid fashion by correspondent Lara Logan. An essay by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in which he decried the lack of civil discourse. The first televised pictures of Suri Cruise, child of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. And anchorwoman Katie Couric showing lots of leg during a taped, sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. These offerings made up much of the first telecast of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, which aired last night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
You know what, maybe there is some justice in this world. I was angry Monday when I saw David Axelrod, the latest Obama partisan hired by MSNBC, dare to take on Bob Schieffer, of CBS News. At issue was a statement Schieffer made on his "Face the Nation" show Sunday in which he questioned not only Team Obama's lack of respect for the press and First Amendment, but the overall communications competence of the administration. You can see it here . Schieffer is right, of course.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 6, 2006
A feature on Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan reported in breathless tabloid fashion by correspondent Lara Logan. An essay by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in which he decried the lack of civil discourse. The first televised pictures of Suri Cruise, child of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. And anchorwoman Katie Couric showing lots of leg during a taped, sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. These offerings made up much of the first telecast of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, which aired last night.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 5, 2006
Amid all the buzz about "re-inventing the evening news" and the "death of the anchorman era," Bob Schieffer for the past year has gone steadfastly about doing what he does best: Reporting the news in a conventional, straightforward manner with a maximum of authority and a minimum of fuss. And the old-school, Texas newsman - who Friday will celebrate his first anniversary as interim anchor of the CBS Evening News - has enjoyed a year unmatched by anyone else in TV news. Although NBC and ABC have spent millions launching new anchors for their flagship broadcasts, their audiences are in sharp decline.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 12, 2006
Normally, in an Olympics year, February is a pretty grim month for TV viewers who are not big fans of winter sports. Ceding audience, networks and cable channels that don't have the international games cut back on their traditional commitment to sweeps programming and try to lie low until the torch is dimmed. But not this year. With the Olympics appearing on a struggling NBC, the competition smells blood and is taking on the games with such hit shows as Survivor (CBS), Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
NEWS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 5, 2005
The strain of covering a crisis on the scale of Hurricane Katrina was apparent yesterday as television networks and cable channels found themselves juggling the breaking news of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's death, which was announced late Saturday night, with nearly round-the-clock reports on the suffering and relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. News executives' inability to decide which story was more important was apparent yesterday on CBS, NBC and ABC. All three networks are reshaping their news departments after the departures of longtime anchormen Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw, and the death of Peter Jennings.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
Bob Schieffer, the CBS Evening News anchor and Face the Nation moderator, spent his day off yesterday telling Texas tales of his career to an audience at the Annapolis Book Festival. Schieffer, 68, drew on sketches and scenes from his recently published autobiography, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV. The former Washington correspondent recalled his first memory of a politician on the hustings: the day Senate candidate Lyndon B. Johnson landed in a helicopter in Schieffer's hometown, Fort Worth, in 1948.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2005
Veteran CBS News broadcaster Bob Schieffer, who took over as anchor of the CBS Evening News from Dan Rather this month, will be the leading speaker at the Annapolis Book Festival on April 16, organizers announced this week. Schieffer, 68, the longtime moderator of Face the Nation, is the author of a best-selling autobiography, This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV. A native of Texas, he started out as a newspaper reporter in Fort Worth, covering the assassination of President Kennedy and the Vietnam War. In 1969, he joined CBS News in Washington, where he covered every major beat: the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House and Capitol Hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
It's been a very good couple of days for CBS journalist Bob Schieffer. He had the first interview with the Romney-Ryan ticket in the Sunday night showcase of "60 Minutes"and handled it well. And then, it was announced Monday that he would be one of the four moderators of presidential and vice presidential debates this fall along with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Candy Crowley (CNN) and Martha Raddatz (ABC). No one's happier to see Schieffer making news than me, because it gives me a second chance to write about an interview I had with him last month and something he said.
NEWS
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | February 12, 2006
Normally, in an Olympics year, February is a pretty grim month for TV viewers who are not big fans of winter sports. Ceding audience, networks and cable channels that don't have the international games cut back on their traditional commitment to sweeps programming and try to lie low until the torch is dimmed. But not this year. With the Olympics appearing on a struggling NBC, the competition smells blood and is taking on the games with such hit shows as Survivor (CBS), Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
NEWS
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 10, 2005
An oasis of calm. That's what veteran newsman Bob Schieffer swears he'll deliver beginning tonight, when he takes over from Dan Rather as anchorman of the CBS Evening News. Though the 68-year-old Washington correspondent and longtime host of Face the Nation steps into the post temporarily, virtually everyone in the television industry is hailing his appointment as the smartest move CBS News has made in a long time - and no one at CBS has mentioned an end date. When Schieffer takes the anchor chair, the Evening News will be transformed overnight from a broadcast dominated by the most polarizing anchorman in network television history to one featuring what may be the medium's most neutral and reassuring announcer.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 1, 2003
WASHINGTON - When ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos was the host of a tony Washington book party at his Georgetown house in June, he invited his Sunday morning TV competition. Tim Russert, host of NBC's top-rated Meet the Press, amiably rose to the occasion, at one point holding court in Stephanopoulos' kitchen. Behind the scenes, if not at parties, the Sunday morning rivalry is about to get a touch less all-in-good-fun. Political Washington has been buzzing for weeks about Russert's growing clout, going so far as to proclaim success or failure as a guest on his program a primary election unto itself for the Democratic presidential candidates.
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