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Bob Schieffer

What Was the Debate Subject, Again?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.

WHOOPS: Bob Schieffer Makes Obama Gaffe

Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Bob Schieffer did what so many others have done before him during Monday night's presidential debate when he mistakenly called Osama bin Laden "Obama ...

Bob Schieffer Criticized For Letting Debate Get Off Rails

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

CBS News' Bob Schieffer had perhaps the most subdued time of all the debate moderators in the 2012 campaign cycle. Schieffer played a muted role du...

Michael Calderone

NY Times Stands By Iran Report Obama Dismissed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

When Bob Schieffer asked President Barack Obama about "reports" that Iran and the United States have agreed "in principle" to talks about Iran's nucle...

Will Drones Be Mentioned At The Presidential Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Before the second presidential debate, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple wrote a lengthy blog post specifically requesting that moderator Candy Crowle...

Tonight, Bob Schieffer Can Perform Real Journalism on Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

One of the most fundamental tasks of journalism in a free society is to press the government to disgorge information. And nowhere is this task more important than when it comes to "national security."

Bob Schieffer Signals His Debate Plans

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

Bob Schieffer is heading into Monday night's third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with little of the controversy t...

(WATCH) Lynn Univ. Prof. Predicts 'Romney Will Get Muscular On Cuba' In Debate Tonight

Posted 10.22.2012 | College

Lynn University will host the final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney -- their third debate and the fourth overall 2012 clash...

This Is It: America Needs to Hear Obama, Romney Talk About Drone Strikes in Last Debate

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Monday's debate may be the largest American audience to pay attention to the subject of drones strikes that are done in their name. That is, if moderator Bob Schieffer dares press the candidates on what may well be the most ominous power a president has: choosing who to kill.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Obama Saves Presidency in Debate II -- Will He Take Mulligan on Economy in III?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer & Matalin agree that Obama "won" the second debate on style/theatrics but they split on substance -- polls show Romney had edge on jobs while Obama scored TKO on "acts of terror" counter-punch. Then: the two 'drill down' on Women, Economy & Turnout.

Mr. Schieffer, Inquiring Middle East Minds Want to Know...

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

CBS News' sage journalist Bob Schieffer will be moderating Monday night's foreign policy debate, where Middle East issues will surely grab their share of headlines.

Schieffer Faces Mounting Pressure Going Into Debate

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.21.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Beneath Bob Schieffer's Southern charm is the tough spine of someone used to dealing with politicians. The moderator of Monday's fina...

Presidential Foreign Policy Debate Topics Announced

Posted 12.12.2012 | Media

The topics for the third and final presidential debate, which will focus exclusively on foreign policy, were announced in Friday. Politico's Mike A...

Michael Calderone

Debate Moderators Largely Bypass Social Media In Preparing Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jim Lehrer will likely kick off Wednesday night's presidential debate, the 12th he's moderated since 1988, in a familiar manner: "Good eve...

Janell Ross

Univision Creates Presidential Candidate Forum

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Univision, the network behind the nation’s most-watched Spanish-language news programs, announced late Thursday that it will host a pair of Facebook...

The Challenge of Selecting Presidential Debate Moderators

Alan Schroeder | Posted 10.18.2012 | Media
Alan Schroeder

Why must debate moderators always be Washington TV journalists? They're trained to ask questions and probe evasions, but do they focus on the right topics? The lack of diversity is best measured not by ancestry or gender, but by life experience.

WATCH: 'Fox & Friends' Hosts Attack '60 Minutes'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

"Fox & Friends" guest-hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Eric Bolling took a moment on Monday to criticize CBS News' "60 Minutes" interview with presumptive G...

Presidential Debate Moderators Announced

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Media

For the first time in 20 years, a woman -- CNN's Candy Crowley -- will moderate a presidential debate. Multiple reports on Monday revealed the list...

When Will (Some) Democrats Learn?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I know the Obama campaign gets it, otherwise they wouldn't be where they are now, running ahead of their opponent for a second term in the White House. For that I'm thankful. But today we learned that there are still some Democrats who don't get it.

Bob Schieffer Gets Some Good News

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Media

BEVERLY HLLS, Calif. (AP) — "Face the Nation" is remaining an hour long. CBS News says the Sunday interview program will stick with i...

WATCH: Bob Schieffer Objects To Appearance In Romney Attack Ad

Posted 09.15.2012 | Media

CBS' Bob Schieffer objected strongly to a Romney campaign ad which used footage of him to attack President Obama. The ad, called "Hope and Change,"...

Mitt on CBS: The Eyeball Gap

Craig Crawford | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Was it poor lighting or what? In this rare interview on a network Sunday news show (Face the Nation) you cannot see Mitt Romney's eyeballs. Host Bob S...

Romney To Make First Non-Fox News Sunday Show Appearance

Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will appear on CBS' "Face The Nation" in an interview with host Bob Schieffer, the network announced on Thursday. ...

Lucas Kavner

Bob Schieffer Tells Grads 'Something Wrong' With Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Clad in purple socks, a nod to Louisiana State University's trademark purple and gold, and standing beneath a shimmering disco bal...

Michael Calderone

Sunday Show Host: 'We Try Every Week' To Book Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer sat down with two Republican presidential candidates last Sunday, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, and h...