Bob Schieffer: 2008 Campaign Probably “My Last In The Role I Have Now”

By Alissa Krinsky 

CBS’ Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer says the 2008 Presidential campaign most likely will be the last he’ll cover in his present position. “It probably is,” Schieffer tells TV Guide‘s Stephen Battaglio. “I’ve always left that as something of a question mark. I’m going to stay for sure through the inauguration.

“Quite frankly, I don’t know what I’m going to do after that. I’ll have some sort of relationship with CBS. But I think Inauguration Day is probably going to be my last in the role I have now…

“There was one point [where] I thought I would retire at 70. But they asked me to stay and I was feeling good. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing through most of next year and at least through the inauguration. Then after that we’ll kind of figure out where we go from there.

“I’ve [been] doing some stuff for TCU — they named a journalism school after me down there (Texas Christian University’s Schieffer School of Journalism). I don’t know if I want to teach full time but I want to do a little more for them and probably less here.”