Journalistic legend Bob Schieffer will deliver the keynote address at the closing general session of CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, to be held Feb. 26-March 2, in Washington D.C.
“Politics is ultimately the focus of GAC, and no one knows politics better than Bob Schieffer,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Bob’s insider perspective on beltway culture will arm the thousands of advocates in attendance invaluable insight as they Hike the Hill that week to meet with lawmakers and advocate for credit union interests.”
Schieffer has more than 58 years of experience as a reporter, 46 of them with CBS News. He is particularly well-known as the host of the Sunday morning show “Face the Nation,” which he led to its highest ratings in decades. He has interviewed every U.S. president since Richard Nixon, moderated three presidential debates and authored three books including 2008’s “Bob Schieffer’s America.”
Named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, Schieffer currently serves as the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. CUNA GAC attendees will value his experience, expertise and firsthand knowledge on the inner-workings of Washington in his presentation, “Political Outlook from a Political Insider.”
CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference is the largest credit union advocacy event, drawing more than 5,000 attendees to remind lawmakers that credit unions make a difference in the lives of more than 100 million Americans. Attendees meet with representatives directly during Hill Hikes and take part in a range of activities, including informative sessions, networking and the largest exhibit hall in the financial services industry.