CBS News' Bob Schieffer to Moderate Final Presidential Debate of the Campaign on Oct 22, 2012

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August 13th, 2012

via press release:

 

CBS NEWS’ BOB SCHIEFFER TO MODERATE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF THE CAMPAIGN ON OCT. 22, 2012

 

SCHIEFFER IS THE ONLY NETWORK TELEVISION NEWS ANCHOR SELECTED TO MODERATE A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

 

The Debate Will Be Held At Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., And Will Focus on Foreign Policy

 

Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of FACE THE NATION, will moderate the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today.

 

Hosted by Lynn University, the 90-minute debate will take place Oct. 22 at 9:00 PM, ET. The debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments focusing on foreign policy. Schieffer will begin each segment with a question, and each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Schieffer will use the remaining time in each segment to continue discussion of the topic.

 

Schieffer is the only network television news anchor selected to moderate a presidential debate this election year. In 2008, he moderated the final presidential debate between Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and then-Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at Hofstra University. He also moderated the final presidential debate between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) at Arizona State University in 2004.

 

Schieffer has spent 43years at CBS News 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 covered every presidential election since 1972. Since 1991, Schieffer has anchored FACE THE NATION, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast and one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television. Schieffer is also CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent, a post he has held since 1982.

 
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    Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of FACE THE NATION, will moderate the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the one side and Gary Johnson and Jill Stein on the other, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today.

  • Joseph

    A great choice and a deserving honor for one of the true legends among broadcast journalists based in Washington.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Who, Schieffer? He was asking Romney some questions that sounded like they came straight from Democrat headquarters. Bob is in Obama’s tank.

  • Nancy

    Bob needs to give fair and balanced questions in this debate instead of trying to downgrade the Republicans and let the Democrats slide witheir lies

  • Rob R

    What will happen to THE VOICE and DANCING WITH THE STARS on Oct 22??

  • Stephen

    This is a tired old creep who has no credibility. Most people are nice to him because he’s old and not because he’s good. He has kissed obama’s butt since 2007. He has no integrity, no moral base, no love for America, and champions causes that suit him personally. It’s past time he retires. He is part of this country’s problem and as long as he and others like him who prefer the extreme are on air we will continue to divide.

  • laurie

    Bad choice. Liberal Schieffer has no journalistic integrity.

    Republicans are foolish to agree to biased liberals like Schieffer, Candy Crowley and Jim Lehrer moderating debates.

    CBS, which had Obama groupie Nancy Cordes not even mention the despicable cancer ad to Stephanie Cutter on yesterday’s “Face the Nation,” then edited out a key answer about Medicare from Mitt Romney on last night’s “60 Minutes,” has become a complete joke as a news source.

  • Jenzen Auldwauld

    Joseph: The blog is speaking about Bob Schieffer. Your comment was apparently about some other trusted anchor…who were you referring to?

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