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Bob Schieffer Issues Challenge to Local Broadcasters at NAB

Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, told attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas it’s up to local broadcasters to step into the role of local government watchdog with more newspapers folding, as reported by TVNewsCheck.

Schieffer was accepting the Distinguished Service Award from the NAB when he told the room, unless there is someone in the community, “that keeps an eye on local government, we are going to see corruption in this country in a way never seen before.”

“You cannot have a democracy unless people have that independently gathered version of events compared to what government is telling them,” Schieffer said. “More and more it’s going to be the broadcaster that is depended on for that accurate information.” Read more

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Pelley Continues Texas Tradition at CBS Anchor Desk

As Scott Pelley prepares to take the “CBS Evening News” anchor desk, he will continue what is becoming a Texas legacy at the position.

Iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite grew up in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Dan Rather, Cronkite’s successor, was also a native of Texas and attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Veteran CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer was born in Austin and graduated from Texas Christian University. Pelley is a San Antonio native and a graduate of Texas Tech.

He began his TV career at Lubbock’s KSEL in 1975 and quickly moved on to Dallas-Fort Worth, where he worked for KXAS and eventually WFAA. During his seven years at WFAA, Pelley caught the attention of CBS News and eventually accepted a job with the network in 1989.

“He was a good guy and a real pro,” remembers Texas media blogger Jim McNabb “You knew that he was bound for bigger things. He had the voice, the looks, the brains, and the talent.”

> Related: Rather tells TVNewser‘s Gail Shister: Pelley “burns with the hot, blue fame to report news.”

WISC-TV’s Susan Siman Makes Big Time Rose Bowl Bet with TCU Alum Bob Schieffer

While the Wisconsin Badgers and TCU prepare to take each other on for the Rose Bowl today, a couple of media folks have made a pretty interesting wager on the outcome.

Susan Siman of CBS affiliate WISC-TV in Madison, WI is in Pasadena covering the game and ran into CBS News’ Bob Schieffer, who is a graduate of TCU and also in California for the game. In an interview that aired on WISC-TV’s Live at Five newscast Friday night, Schieffer told Siman that if Wisconsin wins, he’ll wear a Wisconsin Badger baseball cap and pin on the next “Face the Nation.” If  TCU wins, Siman will have to wear a TCU baseball cap. Game on. The Rose Bowl is on ESPN at 4:30pmET.

> Update: Siman loses the bet. The TCU Horned Frogs beat the Wisconsin Badgers, 21-19 in the Rose Bowl.