Bob Schieffer's America

Bob Schieffer's America

by Bob Schieffer

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The Face the Nation commentator delivers ?a fitting companion to his career memoir, This Just In? (Texas Monthly).

Bob Schieffer's America brings together 171 of his smart, humorous, and pitch-perfect essays: from today's hard issues to the human stories that show readers who they are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things that touch them, make them laugh, or record the small shifts in culture that just creep up. In addition, Schieffer has written ?commentaries on my commentaries? that run throughout the book, offering further anecdotes, reflections, updates, and insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101145289
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 491 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Schieffer is a noted television journalist. He has covered Washington, DC, for CBS for more than 30 years, from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. He was the anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, CBS News’s Sunday public affairs broadcast, for nearly 15 years, also serving as CBS News’s chief Washington correspondent.  Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism, including six Emmys and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards. His induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame on November 11, 2002, marks the fourth time in 2002 he has been honored by a national organization.

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Bob Schieffer's America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Maura2003 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a refreshing look at history during the last forty years. His commentaries at the end of "Face the Nation" are something I look forward to each week and reading some of them brought back memories of hearing them. There were times when I could visualize his face when I first heard them. Some times he is deadly serious and others there is a twinkle in his eye as he delivers his thought. He is not afraid to admit that on review that he was wrong when the original piece was broadcast. This is refreshing. The background on his family during these times is interesting. His wife, Pat, sounds like someone I would enjoy meeting. This is a book that should be read over time so the information can be digested. Reading this is like inviting an old friend into your home.
Huskerfan More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this well written collection of Mr. Schieffer's essays. I don't think that I let many Sunday mornings pass by without listening to Mr. Schieffer, and I have always enjoyed his commentaries and outlook on situations. This book provides a well balanced collection of his essays on every subject. Some will make you laugh, some will bring a tear to your eye. All in all, it is America.
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DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Schieffer has always been my favorite journalist; his plainspoken demeanor, thorough knowledge of politics, and fair reporting make him a trusted figure. In this book he lays out many of his best commentaries for us, resulting in a work that makes you smile while informing and entertaining. As I read it I could almost hear his Texas accent reading it to me in the characteristic way only Bob does.

You will not be disappointed if you buy or read this book.