Beloved TCU alumnus Bob Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism, and he recently added another to his list: a Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Edward. R. Murrow Award for writing. He won in the Network Radio and Television category for a CBS Radio News commentary about “the ghost of Congress future,” which he wrote last September.
The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.
Back in 2008, Schieffer was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award by Murrow’s alma mater Washington State University. He has also won seven Emmys, the overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award presented by the TV News Directors Association, and been named a living legend by the Library of Congress. Several of Schieffer’s awards are on display in the first-floor memorabilia room in Moudy South, where the Bob Schieffer College of Communication is housed.
- See the full list of 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award winners
- Listen to Schieffer’s award-winning piece on SoundCloud