ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington’s 2008 Graduation Celebration,
set for May 9, will feature a keynote address by noted television
journalist Bob Schieffer.
has been with CBS News for 39 years. He served as anchor on the
Saturday edition of “CBS Evening News” for 23 years. He has been chief
Washington correspondent since 1982 and moderator of “Face the Nation”
since 1991. He served as interim anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from
March 2005 to August 2006. Schieffer is one of the few journalists to
have covered all four of the major Washington national assignments: the
White House, The Pentagon, United States Department of State and United
Schieffer grew up in Fort Worth and graduated
from Texas Christian University. The journalism school at TCU is named
after him. He worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a reporter
and, among other stories, covered the assassination of President
Kennedy. He then joined WBAP TV, now KXAS-Channel 5, before moving to
CBS News in 1969.
Schieffer has won six Emmy awards and won two
Sigma Delta Chi awards. He was named Broadcaster of the Year in 2002 by
the National Press Foundation and was named to the Broadcasting/Cable
Hall of Fame.
Schieffer has written two books about his career in
journalism: “Face the Nation : My Favorite Stories from the First 50
Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast,” and “This Just In: What I
Couldn't Tell You on TV.” He is also the author of “Acting President,”
a book about Ronald Reagan. In September, G.P. Putnam’s Sons will
publish a collection of his commentaries.
The 2008 Graduation
Celebration will include a procession, a Carlisle Cannon salute, a
performance by the University Festival Band and a colorful fireworks
show. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Maverick
Stadium, 1307 W. Mitchell St.
Contact the Office of Public Affairs at (817) 272-2761 for more information.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.