Monday, April 15, 2024

John Dickerson Replaces Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation”– His Mom Was First Female Correspondent on CBS


CBS has named John Dickerson to replace Bob Schieffer as host of “Face the Nation.” Dickerson’s mother, Nancy Dickerson, was the first female correspondent on CBS News. He’s been political director for CBS News and writes for Dickerson also wrote a book about his mother called “On Her Trail.” I’m sure John Dickerson is just the right person for this job, but the fact that he’s white, blonde, good looking and male is just so Broadcast News. By network standards, he’s the Face of the Nation. If they only knew…Anyway, congrats !

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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