This Just In

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bob Schieffer
Narrator: Bob Schieffer
Genres: History, Non-Fiction, Memoir
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: January 2003
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

It has been a remarkable career for Bob Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News. He is trusted by countless Americans to cover the stories that matter. During his extraordinary career, he has won six Emmys. In 2002 the National Press Foundation hailed him as the Broadcaster of the Year. Now the highly respected veteran newsman shares the stories he’s long kept under wraps in a book The Washington Post says “is everything a memoir should be—candid, funny, and loaded with great stories about famous people …” Schieffer goes beyond the news everyone is familiar with to share the compelling anecdotes only his colleagues were previously privy to. Says the author, “I want to tell you about the parts that didn’t get on television or in the paper …” The result is an eye-opening glimpse behind the scenes of the news business. Whether the topic is the Nixon White House or Vietnam, the JFK assassination or the 1968 election, Schieffer has a story to tell that you simply have not heard before—but are almost certain to find fascinating. Schieffer reads his own work here, delivering a pitch-perfect narration that captures every nuance of his witty and wise insights.

Reviews (2)

Kept my interest

Written by Anonymous from Crozet, VA on October 16th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book never got boring and I'm glad that he narrated it himself. A lot of interesting and funny stories throughout the book.

Another view of history

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on April 8th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed listening to this book. The viewpoint of the newsman came to me as something new and interesting. The narration is terrific. In addition, to the new viewpoint, there is behind the scenes information that is not available elswhere. It is long, but it's worth sticking it out to the end.

Author Details

Author Details

Schieffer, Bob

Bob Schieffer has been at CBS News since 1969, where he is one of the very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Capitol Hill. He is now CBS's chief Washington correspondent, and anchor and moderator of "Face the Nation,"