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It's His America

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Having been around since the cold dawn of the Nixon presidency, Bob Schieffer has prospected a gold mine's worth of stories, capturing the grand spectacle that is our political theater. Plainspoken, always armed with a folksy witticism or two and still fresh despite his many years in front of a TV camera, Schieffer is one of the very few newsmen in Washington to have covered all of the Big Four: the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Capitol Hill. Now 71, the venerable CBS News chief Washington correspondent is out with a new book, Bob Schieffer's America, a rich anthology of 168 of his most memorable commentaries and essays, some of which he'll read from this evening at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-367-6731 or beginning at 7 p.m. Keep in mind that Schieffer will be moderating the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 15. We're sure he'd welcome suggested questions for Obama and McCain.
Wed., Sept. 24, 2008

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