Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’ Face the Nation and long time reporter signed off on Sunday by delivering his final commentary to his Sunday morning viewers. Schieffer has been reporting the news to Americans for over 50 years and at age 78 he retires as one of the most respected newsmen of his day.
“I’m going to miss being in the middle of things. But the one thing I will never forget is the trust you placed in me, and how nice you were to have me as a guest in your home over so many years. That meant the world to me, and it always will. Thank you.”
“As I prepared for this last broadcast as moderator of ‘Face the Nation,’ I thought back to when I was in the ninth grade and saw my byline in the school newspaper and decided right then I wanted to be a reporter.”