Bob Schieffer Signs Off From 'Face the Nation': I'll Never Forget "the Trust You Placed in Me" (Video)

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"I'm going to miss being in the middle of things," the CBS News mainstay said Sunday during his final broadcast.

Bob Schieffer said goodbye on Sunday's Face the Nation.

Schieffer, who has served as moderator of the CBS news program since 1991, announced in April that he would be retiring from CBS News. John Dickerson will replace him as host of Face the Nation, beginning June 7.

"I'll be honest, I'm going to miss being in the middle of things, but the one thing I will never forget is the trust you placed in me and how nice you were to have me as a guest in your home over so many years," Schieffer said during his final broadcast. "That meant the world to me; it always will."

Schieffer, who also anchored the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News for 23 years, reflected on his career, including the memorable guests he's spoken to during his 24 years hosting Face the Nation.

"Maybe it's because I just love the news, but at the time, I thought every job I ever had was the best job in the world: going behind police lines, talking to cops and soldiers and then Senators and even presidents," he said.

Footage from Schieffer's final broadcast can be seen below. 

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