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Vol. XVI, no. 2 TCU Library Newsletter, Web Edition March 2004
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ANNUAL DINNER TO FEATURE BOB SCHIEFFER

Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalism’s most experienced Washington reporter, will be the featured speaker at the Friends Annual Dinner on April 5. Since 1991 he has been anchor and moderator of Face the Nation, the CBS News Sunday public affairs broadcast. In addition, he has covered Washington for CBS News for 31 years and is one very few broadcast or print correspondents to have covered all four major beats – the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. He has been a floor reporter at every Democratic and Republican National Convention since 1972

In addition to being a member of the Broadcasting/Cable Hall of Fame he has been awarded six Emmys and two Sigma Delta Chi broadcast news awards. In 2003 he was presented the Paul White Award presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association for lifetime contribution to electronic journalism

One of TCU’s most distinguished graduates, Schieffer began his professional career in 1957 while still a student. He received his BA in journalism and English in 1959. Before joining CBS, he was a reporter for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In 1965, he became the first reporter from a Texas newspaper to report from Vietnam. He later became a news anchor at AP-TV Dallas/Fort Worth, a post that led to his joining CBS News.

He is the author of the 2003 New York Times bestseller, This Just In, What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV. Copies will be available at the dinner for purchase and signing.

The cocktail reception at 6:30 in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center will be followed by dinner at 7. Reservations are $50 per person and checks should be mailed to the TCU Library, TCU Box 298400, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Deadline is March 30th. Call 817 257 6109 with questions or for additional information.

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