Bob Schieffer's AmericaBook - 2008
Wise, rueful, candid, graceful commentaries from one of journalismas most stylish and respected writers. With his critically acclaimed bestselling memoir, This Just In, Bob Schieffer proved a natural storyteller, a gifted writer able to capture current affairs, television newsaand himselfawith remarkable wit and insight. It is a gift he has also been able to bring to his awardwinning commentaries for Face the Nation, No one had done commentaries for CBS since Eric Sevareidas retirement in 1977, when, in April 1994, Schieffer decided his show that week on the death of Richard Nixon needed a few closing words to put the subject into context. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive, and he has been doing them ever since. Bob Schiefferas America brings together 168 of his best essays, pieces that cover a broad range: from the hard issues of today to the human stories that show us who we are; from politics and presidents and tragedy to the things that touch us, make us laugh, or reveal the small shifts in our culture that sometimes just creep up on us. Smart, humorous, commonsensical, pitch-perfectasometimes bitingly critical and plainspoken, other times suffused with wonder or delightathese essays speak to us all. aMy objective, a says Schieffer, ahas never been to convert someone to my way of thinking, but merely to provoke thought, to explain a complicated subject, or to call attention to a human foible. The greatest compliment to me is not when viewers write to say they agree with my conclusion, but when they say, aI really never thought of it that way before.aa In addition to these outstanding essays, Schieffer has written a wealth of brand-newmaterialaacommentaries on my commentariesaathat run throughout the book, offering further anecdotes, reflections, updates, and insights. In all, it is as Jim Lehrer described This Just In: aA delight, a joyaa treasure.a
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 973.92/SCHIEFFER
Characteristics: xxiii, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: America
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