An anchor who has been one of the most prominent faces of CBS News has called it a career. The AP reports that Bob Schieffer ended his journalism career with Sunday’s broadcast of “Face the Nation.”
Schieffer, who has been with CBS News since 1969, was anchor of the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News” for 23 years, from 1973-1996. He hosted “Face the Nation” since 1991.
He was also interim anchor of the weekday edition of “Evening News,” and was the news division’s chief Washington correspondent going back to 1982.
“During the show, the 78-year-old Schieffer said he tried to ‘remember that the news is not about the newscaster, it’s about the people who make it and those who are affected by it. I’ll be honest, I’m going to miss being in the middle of things,'” the AP reports.
The report adds: “It’s been the news that mattered for Schieffer, and Sunday’s show reflected that — timely interviews with CIA Director John Brennan and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. In recent years, ‘Face the Nation’ has been highly competitive in the ratings with its network rivals.”