When Bob Schieffer signs off Face the Nation later this month he’ll leave a legacy of reporting on some of the most significant news stories of the last 50 years. It all started in 1963, covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It’s continued with interviews with newsmakers both inside and outside the beltway, as well stints as anchor of the CBS Evening News and as a contributor to 60 Minutes.
As for how Schieffer went from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram to the bright lights of TV: “It was $20 a week more than I was making at the newspaper, so I took it,” he says. Here’s Bob Schieffer’s First Big Break: