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Bob Schieffer
February 25, 1937 -
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed.


We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.


One thing young people have to always keep in mind when deciding what they want to do with their lives is, is it fun? Is it something that I'm interested in? Is it something I enjoy?


But if you're going to go out on a military unit, you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger.


Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up.


I've basically thought of myself as a writer, whether I was or not.


My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and step back from all this and get back to work.


They've asked me to do this temporarily. I don't know what temporarily means. Life is temporary.


I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you.


I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.


But with 9/11, we found that people tended to come back to the networks and the people who had been our core viewers in the past came back and they have stayed with us.


Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley when he massacred those people in Vietnam, I think that probably wouldn't have happened.


But if you don't enjoy doing something, you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.


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