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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS newsman Bob Schieffer has announced his retirement.

The veteran newscaster made the announcement during the 11th annual Schieffer Symposium on the News, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The symposium is being held at TCU’s Schieffer College of Communication.

Schieffer, who is the CBS Chief Washington Correspondent and anchor of Face the Nation, said he will retire this summer.

The 78-year-old is a graduate of TCU and said he wanted to end his career where it began, with his colleagues Gayle King, Holly Williams, and a large audience of students and friends from his home community.

After graduating from TCU Schieffer soon went to work at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has been with  CBS since 1969, has been Chief Washington Correspondent since 1982 and the host of Face the Nation since 1991.

But for now it’s back to work, Schieffer will be on the air this Sunday from the Washington bureau.

Officials with CBS said they will soon be reporting plans on the future of Face the Nation and the CBS Washington bureau as a whole

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