Veteran broadcaster Bob Schieffer announces retirement after more than 50 years in the business

Veteran broadcaster Bob Schieffer announces retirement after more than 50 years in the business

Bob Schieffer, longtime CBS newsman and anchor of “Face the Nation,” announced Wednesday that he will retire come summer, concluding a long career covering politics. Over his 50 years in the field, Schieffer has become a beloved figure in journalism, admired not only for his on-air skills but also for his courtesy and humility in a business rife with vanity.

“It’s been a great adventure,” he said. “You know, I’m one of the luckiest people in the world. Because as a little boy, as a young reporter, I always wanted to be a journalist. And I got to do that. And not many people get to do that. I couldn’t have asked for a better life or something that was more fun and more fulfilling.”

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