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Robert Schieffer (born February 25, 1937) has been a journalist with CBS News since 1969, serving as a principal anchor since 1973, chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation since 1991, and, beginning in March of 2005, anchor of the CBS Evening News.
He is one of the few journalists to have covered all four of the major Washington national assignments, the White House, Pentagon, United States Department of State, and United States Congress. His career with CBS has almost exclusively dealt with national politics.
Bob Schieffer is a Texas Christian University alumnus.
Schieffer is an outspoken opponent of the Electoral College system.
In the wake of Dan Rather's announced retirement, he was named as interim replacement anchor for the weekday CBS Evening News. He assumed that job on March 10 2005, the day following Rather's last broadcast.
|CBS Evening News anchorman|
March 10, 2005-
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