Schieffer brothers, Tom, Bob, made their ways via Fort Worth
Added 05-27-19 02:03:01am EST - “Between them, the Schieffer brothers of Fort Worth have moderated presidential debates, anchored network newscasts for 35 years, built a pro baseball stadium and team and served America as one of our leading diplomats.” - Washingtontimes.com
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Between them, the Schieffer brothers of Fort Worth have moderated presidential debates, anchored network newscasts for 35 years, built a pro baseball stadium and team and served America as one of our leading diplomats.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports from their upbringing 10 years apart in River Oaks and Benbrook, Bob and Tom Schieffer became Fort Worth’s emissaries to Washington, D.C., and the world.
For years, people here actually argued about whether they were Democrats or Republicans, and sometimes even about whether they were brothers.
Bob Schieffer, now 82, was the calm voice delivering even-handed CBS News reports as an anchor and host from 1975 until as recently as a “Face the Nation” appearance in April.
Former Ambassador Tom Schieffer, 71, was a one-time Texas House Democrat who ran baseball’s Texas Rangers, represented America in Australia and Japan under President George W. Bush and then came home in 2009 and ran an eight-month campaign for governor. (His slogan: “Tom for Texas.”)
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