Bob Schieffer started his reporting career in Texas when he was barely old enough to buy a beer, joined CBS News in 1969, and became one of the few correspondents ever to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. Over the past four decades, he's seen it all-and now he's sharing the after-hours tales only his colleagues know.
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.
"A terrfific read." Larry King
"A pull-no punches book, but gracefully written, sparkling with good humor and full of new insights into Washington and the history of our times." Dan Rather
"This insightful,instructive, and entertaining book on Washington, national politics and journalism is the work of one of the best reporters of our time. His keen eye and Texas sense of humor are a pitch-perfect combination to take us through some of the larger and small events of the last quarter-century." Tom Brokaw