How a Blimp Shot Made Bob Schieffer’s Day… Week… Year

By Chris Ariens Comment


Taking a Sunday morning public affairs show to the Super Bowl has its perks. For “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer it wasn’t talking to the commissioner of the league, or even being just inches away from the Lombardi Trophy, it was a blimp shot.

Anchoring from Sun Life stadium this morning, Schieffer interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, husband of Fox News anchor Jane Skinner. Schieffer also talked with the NFL on CBS crew of Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, and Shannon Sharpe.

Sharpe was especially thrilled to be on.

“Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I’d be on ‘Face the Nation,’ said Sharpe, who played with three winning Super Bowl teams. “My grandmother and sister are watching back home and all my friends and I’m on ‘Face the Nation!'”

But for Schieffer the highlight was having the first-ever blimp shot on “Face the Nation”. Responding to Sharpe’s excitement, Schieffer said, “Well, I’ll tell you, I never in my wildest dreams thought we’d have a blimp shot on ‘Face the Nation.’ They tell me we’re going to have one. So when we see it, we’ll all wave.”