Bob Schieffer, Erica Hill Host CBS News Town Hall with President Obama May 11

By Alex Weprin 

CBS News will broadcast a town hall with President Obama the morning of Wednesday, May 11. The town hall will be held at the Newseum in Washington DC, and will be moderated by “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer.

A live audience will ask questions focusing on the economy, with CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis facilitating questions.

The town hall will be broadcast during the 8 AM hour of the “Early Show,” the following day, May 12, with excerpts appearing the evening of May 11 on the “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation” the following Sunday. In addition, the entire event will be streamed unedited on CBS News’ YouTube page and on


Update: CBS will host a town hall about the economy with leading Republicans, next month.

With the addition of David Rhodes to the CBS News leadership team earlier this year, CBS also added a familial connection to the Obama administration. Rhodes’ brother, Ben Rhodes, is currently President Obama’s Deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, and before that was a speechwriter for the President.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, David Rhodes was still an executive at Fox News Channel, joining Bloomberg TV that November.

When the Bush Administration was in-office, Bob Schieffer’s brother Tom Schieffer served as an Ambassador to Australia and Japan.