Journalist earns Distinguished Service Award

Bob Schieffer will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters on April 8 at the org’s confab.

A 44-year vet of CBS News, Schieffer has served as the moderator of “Face the Nation” since 1991 and has been CBS News’ chief Washington correspondentsince 1982.

“For more than 50 years, Bob Schieffer has been an eyewitness to history’s biggest stories and respected as a preeminent journalist of his generation,” said NAB prexy/CEO Gordon Smith.

The honor will come exactly four weeks after Schieffer is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Previous recipients of the NAB honor include Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, President Ronald Reagan, Edward R. Murrow, Bob Hope, Walter Cronkite, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Osgood.

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