Face the Nation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bob Schieffer
Narrator: Bob Schieffer
Genres: Public Policy
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

"New York Times best-selling author Bob Schieffer marks the 50-year anniversary of "Face the Nation with a look behind the scenes of the Sunday morning broadcast that has provided a unique lens on the most memorable moments of the last half century. In this engaging memoir of television news and American history, Schieffer shares unforgettable insights about the guests, the history-making moments of the venerable public affairs program. From the show's 1954 debut, and the interview with Senator Joe McCarthy the day before the senate debate that would condemn him, to a controversial 1957 interview with Khruschev, to Ed Sullivan's competitive bid for an interview with Fidel Castro (one that did indeed air on his variety hour, wedged between comedian Alan King and a dog act), to a brilliant and articulate analysis of communism by Martin Luther King--the stories Schieffer tells in these pages are surprising, often moving, and always fascinating. From civil rights to Vietnam, the terrorist attacks of September 11 though the groundbreaking coverage of the war in Iraq, Schieffer captures it all--the moments and the milestones. Filled with the author's trademark candor and compassion, "Face the Nation shines a witty and nostalgic light on our nation's presidents, culture, foreign policy and domestic affairs. This is a one-of-a-kind anniversary gift from a man uniquely qualified to reflect on our changing country over the past 50 years.

Author Details

Author Details

Schieffer, Bob

Bob Schieffer has been at CBS News since 1969, where he is one of the very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Capitol Hill. He is now CBS's chief Washington correspondent, and anchor and moderator of "Face the Nation,"