CBS’ Schieffer to depart with Bush

From the Associated Press

Veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, who has anchored “Face the Nation” since 1991, says he plans to step down from the Sunday morning political talk show with the inauguration of a new president.

The start of a new administration next January provides a natural transition, he said.

“That’s when I’ll stop doing what I’m doing now,” Schieffer, who turns 71 next month, said in an interview this week. “But I’ll still have some relationship with CBS, at least I hope so.”

Schieffer has talked retirement before. The bladder cancer survivor once planned to step down when he reached 70, but he spent a year and a half filling in as “CBS Evening News” anchor between the exit of Dan Rather and the entrance of Katie Couric.