CBS News' Bob Schieffer to retire

April 9, 2015 1:23 AM

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Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS News' "Face the Nation" and a familiar face to millions of Americans through nearly half a century as a journalist with the television network, said Wednesday he will retire this summer.

Schieffer, 78, who has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon, is in his 24th year of anchoring the network's Sunday morning news program. "Face the Nation" celebrated its 60th anniversary last year.

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