Renowned broadcast journalist and Washington, D.C. political correspondent known for his more than two-decade-long career with CBS. He hosted, among other programs, the CBS Evening News and Face the Nation.
After graduating from Texas Christian University, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force.
While working as a reporter in the nation's capital, he covered events at The White House, The Pentagon, the United States Department of State, and the United States Congress.
His marriage to Patricia Penrose produced two children. His brother, Tom Schieffer, served as a United States Ambassador to both Australia and Japan.
He and Dan Rather both had acclaimed careers as CBS news anchors.