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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential booked for Smithsonian on Flag Day

When journalist Bob Schieffer isn’t wearing his newsman suits, he dons blue jeans and joins the award-winning band Honky Tonk Confidential.
Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential hogged the spotlight at Hill Country. (Sylvia Lin - Hill Country)

They’ve even played the Grand Ole Opry. And on June 14, the band and Schieffer will perform in a special Flag Day event at the National Museum of American History. The retro/alt country band will interpret songs popular during the Civil War in conjunction with a gift to the Smithsonian of Broadcast Music Inc. Archives Confederate Music Collection.

Schieffer, the chief Washington correspondent for CBS, has been the moderator of CBS “Face The Nation” since 1991. On the side he writes songs and performs. The program begins at 11 a.m. right outside the Star-Spangled Banner gallery.

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Tags:  Bob Schieffer, Honky Tonk Confidential, National Museum of American History, Civil War music, Broadcast Music Inc. Archives Confederate Music Collection, Flag Day

 
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