A Discussion with Bob Schieffer

Moderated by Government Professor Ron Rapoport

Government Department Professor Ron Rapoport hosted Bob Schieffer, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation, on Tuesday, May 22 at the Renwick Gallery Ron Rapoport with Bob Schieffer in Washington, DC, for a discussion on Schieffer's career as a political journalist.  Rapoport led the dialogue with his own questions, and then opened the floor to questions from W&M in Washington program students and DC-area alumni in attendance. Students and alumni learned of Bob Schieffer's start in journalism and his take on the upcoming 2012 election based on his career covering general elections.

The discussion was preceded by a reception in the Renwick Gallery.  Guets had the opportunity to talk and mingle with Professor Raporport and Bob Schieffer.

Bio courtesy of CBS News

Bob Schieffer is broadcast journalism's most experienced Washington reporter. He is the network's chief Washington correspondent and also serves as anchor and moderator of "Face The Nation", CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast.

Schieffer served as interim anchor of "The CBS Evening News" from March 10, 2005, until Aug. 31, 2006. He is a regular contributor to "The CBS Evening News ."

Schieffer has covered Washington for CBS News for more than 30 years and is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation's capital - the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He has been Chief Washington correspondent since 1982 and congressional correspondent since 1989 and has covered every presidential campaign and been a floor reporter at all of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions since 1972. He began anchoring "Face The Nation" in May 1991.