CBS' Bob Schieffer speaks to WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One of the longest running national Sunday talk shows broadcast in Charlotte ahead of the Democratic National Convention. CBS' Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer welcomed WBTV to the set.

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter were guests on Sunday's broadcast.

"It's the New South, it's clear people are excited," said Richardson of Charlotte.

Former New Mexico Governor and Clinton cabinet secretary Bill Richardson says this week in Charlotte will top all other conventions.

"It seems like you (Charlotte) have your act together. That's really important in a convention," he said.

This convention is Schieffer's 23rd convention.

"Something always happens. You can't get this many people in one place at one time, especially if they are involved in politics without something happening," Schieffer said.

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