Newcomb-Tulane College and Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts will host a conversation with Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 8, at Rogers Memorial Chapel (1229 Broadway Street). The conversation will be moderated by Brian Brox, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Bob Schieffer, legendary television journalist and former host of CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ and H. Andrew Schwartz, chief communications officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss their new book about modern political journalism, ‘Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News.’ From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24-hour news cycle, Schieffer and Schwartz will examine the changing role of media and whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.
Schieffer is a member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. His other books include ‘This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV” (2003), Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast’ (2004), and ‘Bob Schieffer’s America’ (2009).
Schwartz is a 1990 graduate of the former College of Arts & Sciences, and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Liberal Arts. A former White House producer at Fox News, he co-hosts the weekly ‘About the News’ podcast with Schieffer, and writes ‘The Evening’ newsletter, a daily roundup of international affairs.