Bob Schieffer's America

Bob Schieffer's America

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The Face the Nation commentator delivers 'a fitting companion to his career memoir, This Just In' (Texas Monthly).

Bob Schieffer's America brings together 171 of his smart, humorous, and pitch-perfect essays: from today's hard issues to the human stories that show readers who they are; from politics and presidents and

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The Face the Nation commentator delivers 'a fitting companion to his career memoir, This Just In' (Texas Monthly).

Bob Schieffer's America brings together 171 of his smart, humorous, and pitch-perfect essays: from today's hard issues to the human stories that show readers who they are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things that touch them, make them laugh, or record the small shifts in culture that just creep up. In addition, Schieffer has written 'commentaries on my commentaries' that run throughout the book, offering further anecdotes, reflections, updates, and insights.

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Bob Schieffer has been in the news business for 45 years (he covered the JFK assassination for a Fort Worth paper) and a CBS news journalist since 1969, but it took a major event (the 1994 death of Richard Nixon) to make him a Face the Nation commentator. Since then, Schieffer's measured opinions and reflections have added new depth and perspective to that famous show. This collection of 168 commentaries brings together stories of human courage and mass tragedy, hometown fervor and far-flung crises. A graceful follow-up to Schieffer's popular memoir, This Just In.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425229583
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Bob Schieffer has been covering the news for forty-five years, first as a newspaper reporter and, since 1969, as a correspondent for CBS News. At CBS, he is one of the very few correspondents who have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Capitol Hill. He has been CBS's chief Washington correspondent since 1982, and became the anchor and moderator of Face the Nation in 1991. For twenty years he anchored the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News and, for a year and a half, the weekday broadcasts. He has won six Emmy awards, and in 2002 was named Broadcaster of the Year by the National Press Foundation.

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Bob Schieffer's America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Maura2003 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a refreshing look at history during the last forty years. His commentaries at the end of "Face the Nation" are something I look forward to each week and reading some of them brought back memories of hearing them. There were times when I could visualize his face when I first heard them. Some times he is deadly serious and others there is a twinkle in his eye as he delivers his thought. He is not afraid to admit that on review that he was wrong when the original piece was broadcast. This is refreshing. The background on his family during these times is interesting. His wife, Pat, sounds like someone I would enjoy meeting. This is a book that should be read over time so the information can be digested. Reading this is like inviting an old friend into your home.
Huskerfan More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this well written collection of Mr. Schieffer's essays. I don't think that I let many Sunday mornings pass by without listening to Mr. Schieffer, and I have always enjoyed his commentaries and outlook on situations. This book provides a well balanced collection of his essays on every subject. Some will make you laugh, some will bring a tear to your eye. All in all, it is America.
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DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Schieffer has always been my favorite journalist; his plainspoken demeanor, thorough knowledge of politics, and fair reporting make him a trusted figure. In this book he lays out many of his best commentaries for us, resulting in a work that makes you smile while informing and entertaining. As I read it I could almost hear his Texas accent reading it to me in the characteristic way only Bob does.

You will not be disappointed if you buy or read this book.