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Schieffer Staying At CBS Through 2008

In some ways, sitting behind the CBS Evening News desk was “the greatest adventure I’ve ever been on,” Bob Schieffer says. He’s proud of the “correspondents we’ve developed” and he regrets not being able to go to the Middle East (he blames “some misunderstandings”). Here’s an excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter about his future at CBS:

  You’ve told CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus that you won’t retire on your 70th birthday, Feb. 25, like you previously planned. What made you change your mind?

Schieffer: Sean McManus asked me to stay until 2008, to the (presidential) election of 2008. That’s my plan, but when we worked this out, I told Sean, “If you want me to stay, I want to stay,” and that’s what I want to do, but on my 70th birthday, I want to just review the bidding, and he said fine. So we’ll revisit that. But right now, my plans and Sean McManus’ plans are for me to be there until 2008.
 
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