Journalism school’s namesake to receive award


TCU alumnus and “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer will be one of the recipients of the 2011 Texas Medal of Arts award Tuesday night in Austin for his accomplishments in the field of journalism, according to the award’s website. Schieffer, who graduated from TCU in 1959, has been with CBS News since 1969, and has hosted “Face the Nation,” a Sunday morning political talk show, since 1991.

The Texas Medal of Arts award spotlights and celebrates the creative excellence, exemplary talents and contributions by Texans, according to the website. Some of the other honorees include the rock band ZZ Top as well as actors Bill Paxton and Marcia Gay Harden. The honorary chairs of the event are Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus. The award show begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.