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Hosted by CBS News Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz, About the News is series of conversations with the top people reporting the news, about the news, and its impact on politics and policy. A collaboration between the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, Schieffer and Schwartz host a weekly discussion with the most interesting people working in legacy media, digitally native platforms, social media companies, and top thought leaders.

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    • 4.7 • 118 Ratings

Hosted by CBS News Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz, About the News is series of conversations with the top people reporting the news, about the news, and its impact on politics and policy. A collaboration between the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, Schieffer and Schwartz host a weekly discussion with the most interesting people working in legacy media, digitally native platforms, social media companies, and top thought leaders.

    New Yorker’s Evan Osnos: Dispatch From Pyongyang

    New Yorker’s Evan Osnos: Dispatch From Pyongyang

    In this episode, we talk to the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea.” Osnos spent 5 days in late August visiting Pyongyang. His reporting on the “historic uncertainty” surrounding the U.S. and North Korea and the nuclear equation are the subject of this podcast. Download transcript here.

    • 37 min
    ABC's Jonathan Karl at the UN with Trump

    ABC's Jonathan Karl at the UN with Trump

    In this episode ABC's Jonathan Karl calls in from New York, where he's covering President Trump's visit to the UN plus a discussion about the Muller investigation.

    • 32 min
    Politico’s Josh Dawsey: Gen. Flynn Scoop

    Politico’s Josh Dawsey: Gen. Flynn Scoop

    Politico’s Josh Dawsey reported today that as a top official on President Donald Trump’s transition team, former Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the transition as the “Marshall Plan.” But he did not publicly disclose that backers of the plan had paid him at least $25,000. We spoke with Dawsey about his scoop and about the current state of the Trump White House.

    • 38 min
    NYT’s Glenn Thrush: What’s Going On?

    NYT’s Glenn Thrush: What’s Going On?

    When we really want to know what’s going on deep inside the Trump White House and with the President himself, there is no one better to turn to that New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush. In this interview we discuss the changes in the White House structure under new chief of staff John Kelly, the aftermath of Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey, DACA, compromise with Chuck and Nancy and how the President is “living his life in 15 minute increments.”

    • 33 min
    Politico’s Tara Palmeri: A Reporter With Sources

    Politico’s Tara Palmeri: A Reporter With Sources

    Sean Spicer infamously said Politico’s star White House correspondent Tara Palmeri was “an idiot with no real sources.” We beg to differ! In this wide ranging discussion taped on the eve of President Trump’s August vaction, Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz learn just how strong Palmeri’s sources are. Download transcript here.

    • 41 min
    Race to the Top: Graham Allison on Balancing China

    Race to the Top: Graham Allison on Balancing China

    In this episode, Bob sits down with prominent political scientist and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Graham Allison. Allison discusses his recent book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, the culture of “dysfunction” in Washington, and the delicate relationship between prominent and rising world powers. Download transcript here.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

ryanwolfwins ,

i loved this podcast

I am a huge fan of this podcast. I am have gotten a lot out of my time listening. I am looking forward to more episodes. Please make more!

Listener041416 ,

Great content - Bad theme song

I enjoy the interviews but the 4 min theme song at the end is unpalatable. I find myself skipping listening just to not hear the song.

kisscatgod ,

In a new journalism environment, they keep it real

Each conversation offers something insightful about journalism, with perspective that only someone like Bob Schieffer can bring

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