Thursday, August 31, 2006
Tonight is Schieffer's last night
Those of you who have not had the opportunity to see the incredibly literate, human approach Bob Schieffer has brought to the CBS Evening News after replacing the embattled Dan Rather need to watch tonight. This will be his last night at the helm.
Under Schieffer, the CBS newscast has been the only one that has gained in the ratings, which should prove that you don't have to have a pretty face and be under age 50 (Schieffer is nearing 70) to attract an audience. Schieffer's respect for his audience, and for his reporters, has been evident in each program.
Schieffer, who will be replaced next week by Katie Couric, took the job on an interim basis, never wanting it full-time, and has not only kept the ship afloat, but has enabled the network's news department to rise above the low point it reached at the end of the Rather era.