Longtime CBS newsman Bob Schieffer: ‘I’m going to be working for a while’

The 2012 presidential race hasn’t even gotten into full swing yet, but Bob Schieffer, at 74, is already raring to go.

The “Face the Nation” host and former “CBS Evening News” anchor says, “It’s really a lot of fun moderating a presidential debate.”

The veteran journalist, who played referee in a 2004 debate between former President George W. Bush and Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes Kerry2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states When it comes to Colombia, America is in a tough spot 36 people who could challenge Trump in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.), and again in 2008 between then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE (D-Ill.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLawmakers worry about rise of fake video technology Democrats put Dreamers and their party in danger by playing hardball Trump set a good defense budget, but here is how to make it better MORE (R-Ariz.), is eyeing the possibility of moderating another one “somewhere down the line.”

Schieffer, who has worked for CBS News for more than 40 years, has no plans of slowing down — although he has pulled a Michael Jordan before, publicly flirting with the idea of ending his career: “In 2007, I guess it was, I decided I would retire and I announced it three times. And I never got around to doing it. So I just decided the hell with it. I’m going to be working for a while. I don’t know when I’m going to stop.”