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Bob Schieffer says he’ll retire after 18 years of anchoring “Face the Nation” in January, when the next president is sworn in. The veteran CBS political correspondent, 70, hopes to keep a desk at the network and contribute occasional stories after that.
Nine legendary leading ladies donated their showbiz artifacts to the Smithsonian this week in an L.A. ceremony. Among the items to be added to the permanent collection: Tippi Hedren’s “The Birds” script, Florence Henderson’s People’s Choice Award, Angela Lansbury’s “Mame” costume, Julie Newmar’s Catwoman suit and — wait for it — Carol Channing’s “Hello, Dolly!” dress. Campy enough for you? Also stuff from Esther Williams, Phyllis Diller, Rose Marie and June Lockhart.
Bob Schieffer will retire from “Face the Nation.”