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Broadcast news legend Bob Schieffer shares his extraordinary experience covering John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963; describes how the Web has become the "unfettered Wild West" for news; and explains why some of the best news stories come out of the Pentagon.
Bob Schieffer has been with CBS News since 1969. He is CBS's chief Washington correspondent and the host of its Sunday public affairs broadcast "Face the Nation." He is the recipient of many awards, including six Emmys and the National Press Foundation’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2002. He was honored by the Library of Congress with a Living Legend Award in April 2008. His latest book is "Bob Schieffer's America" (Penguin/Putnam, September 2008). Schieffer will appear in the History & Biography pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.