Schieffer: Then & Now

A Conversation with Alumni Bob Schieffer and Elizabeth Campbell

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in Moudy South 320 for a conversation with alumni Bob Schieffer ’59 and Elizabeth Campbell ’18 about differences in their CBS News careers.

Schieffer’s career included moderating live presidential debates, interviewing every living president since Richard M. Nixon and hosting “Face the Nation” for 23 years. Following her own time at Face the Nation, Campbell went on to field-produce stories that brought her to rocket launches, World Cup Matches, wolf dens and a 99-year-old former President’s birthday party.

Moderated by Dean Kristie Bunton, the conversation will ask Schieffer and Campbell what ethical standards persist for journalists from then to now.

“The fundamental purpose of journalists is to tell the public truth about events and issues they need to understand so society can function best,” Bunton said. “But advances in technology and the ubiquity of social and digital media platforms mean scores of people today can consider themselves creators and distributors of what they call ‘news.’ We’ll consider what it means today to try to be a journalist who independently reports and verifies need-to-know information.”

The session is free and open to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn about our week of birthday events, A Schieffer Celebration.