Face The Nation

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  • 1954
  • 67 Seasons
  • 5.8  (217)

Face The Nation is a weekly television show that has been broadcast on the CBS Network since 1954. It is the popular Sunday morning talk show that focuses on politics across the United States and, most importantly, in Washington, D.C. Face The Nation has long been known as one of the best political talk shows in the history of the United States. Nearly every major political figure in Washington, D.C. since 1954, including Presidents of the United States, have appeared on the program. It has also been known for its long cast of hosts of the show. Face The Nation was hosted by Bill Shadel for the first two years. Others who have hosted the program in its history are Stuart Novins, Howard K. Smith, and Martin Argonsky. In 1968, George Hermann hosted the program and done so until 1983. Longtime CBS anchor Lesley Stahl hosted the show from 1983 until 1991. Bill Schaeffer took over the Face The Nation host desk in 1991 and did not relinquish that position until the early part of 1995. The show is now being hosted by John Dickerson. Face The Nation was a 30 minute program for the majority of its time. The program was changed to an hour long show beginning in 2012. CBS allows for their affiliates to chose whether to show the program in one contiguous hour block or to show the program in two separate half hour long increments with them being separated by local programming.

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10/24:
39. 10/24:
October 24, 2021
Summary is not available.
10/10: Schiff, Daly, Krebs
38. 10/10: Schiff, Daly, Krebs
October 10, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, the challenges facing America continue to grow as Washington's window of opportunity to make bold changes continues to shrink.
10/3: Ocasio-Cortez, Fauci, Justice, Booker
37. 10/3: Ocasio-Cortez, Fauci, Justice, Booker
October 3, 2021
« Previous Ep. Next Ep. » This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, confusion plagues the COVID-19 booster rollout and challenges continue to hobble the Biden presidency.
9/26: Scott, Morrison, Erdogan
36. 9/26: Scott, Morrison, Erdogan
September 26, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, confusion plagues the COVID-19 booster rollout and challenges continue to hobble the Biden presidency.
9/19: Collins, Gottlieb, Sanders
35. 9/19: Collins, Gottlieb, Sanders
September 19, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, the Biden administration's booster shot plans hit a roadblock and Congress gets set for a fall budget showdown.
9/12: Kinzinger, Morell, Versalovic
34. 9/12: Kinzinger, Morell, Versalovic
September 12, 2021
This Week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," as America remembers the September 11 attacks, 20 years later, presidents past and present urge a divided America to unite. President Biden is trying to force the hesitant to get their vaccine. Will it persuade or just be another political flashpoint?
9/5: Fauci, Murphy, Escobar, Sheng, Gordon
33. 9/5: Fauci, Murphy, Escobar, Sheng, Gordon
September 5, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," this Labor Day weekend, Americans may be more than willing to turn the page on what's been a sobering summer.
8/29: Edwards, Graham, Sullivan, Gottlieb, Bloome
32. 8/29: Edwards, Graham, Sullivan, Gottlieb, Bloome
August 29, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," a trifecta of catastrophes faces the country and President Biden.
8/22: Blinken, Haley, Crocker
31. 8/22: Blinken, Haley, Crocker
August 22, 2021
This week on Face the Nation, the perilous evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan continues and the ensuing chaos puts the Biden administration on defense.
8/15: Fauci, Scalise, Hochul
30. 8/15: Fauci, Scalise, Hochul
August 15, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," COVID-19 pushes hospitals in some states to the brink, and overseas, the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan enters a perilous new phase.
8/8: Hutchinson, Cardona, Carvalho
29. 8/8: Hutchinson, Cardona, Carvalho
August 8, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," as the Delta variant marches through the U.S., tempers flash over whether or not to mandate vaccines and masks.
8/1: Fauci, Manchin, Kashkari, Alroy-Preis, Gottlieb
28. 8/1: Fauci, Manchin, Kashkari, Alroy-Preis, Gottlieb
August 1, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," U.S. health officials say the war against COVID-19 has changed and the U.S. is back at the #1 spot of the highest number of new infections around the world.
7/25: Gottlieb, Adams, Raimondo, Lucas, Leonnig, Rucker
27. 7/25: Gottlieb, Adams, Raimondo, Lucas, Leonnig, Rucker
July 25, 2021
Summary is not available.
7/18: McClure, Gottlieb, Krebs
26. 7/18: McClure, Gottlieb, Krebs
July 18, 2021
Summary is not available.
7/11: Fauci, Gottlieb, Johnson, Kirby
25. 7/11: Fauci, Gottlieb, Johnson, Kirby
July 11, 2021
Summary is not available.
7/4: Burkett, Zients, Gottlieb, Cox, Brown, Carson
24. 7/4: Burkett, Zients, Gottlieb, Cox, Brown, Carson
July 4, 2021
Summary is not available.
6/27: Rubio, Cava, Richmond, Tester, Hutchinson, Gottlieb
23. 6/27: Rubio, Cava, Richmond, Tester, Hutchinson, Gottlieb
June 27, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," hopes for finding survivors in the collapsed Surfside, Florida, condo building are dim, and a picture of what caused the disaster starts to emerge.
6/20: Schiff, Gottlieb, Pink, Hill, Bunch
22. 6/20: Schiff, Gottlieb, Pink, Hill, Bunch
June 20, 2021
Summary is not available.
6/13: Blinken, Collins, Slavitt, Gottlieb
21. 6/13: Blinken, Collins, Slavitt, Gottlieb
June 13, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," America returns to the world stage with President Biden's first trip overseas.
6/6: Buttigieg, Rice, Gottlieb, Manchin, Moynihan
20. 6/6: Buttigieg, Rice, Gottlieb, Manchin, Moynihan
June 6, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," challenges for the Biden administration continue as the country struggles to meet the president's self-imposed deadlines.
5/30: Gottlieb, Acevedo, Washington, Kaufer, Gionfriddo
19. 5/30: Gottlieb, Acevedo, Washington, Kaufer, Gionfriddo
May 30, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," turning the page to another chapter in the COVID saga as spring turns into summer.
5/23: Sanders, Gates, Honoré
18. 5/23: Sanders, Gates, Honoré
May 23, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," will the fragile ceasefire in the Middle East continue to hold? Plus, more hopeful signs that we're reaching the end of the pandemic.
5/16: Netanyahu, Fauci, Schiff, Krebs, Gillibrand, Ernst
17. 5/16: Netanyahu, Fauci, Schiff, Krebs, Gillibrand, Ernst
May 16, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," we'll bring you two big interviews
5/9: Gottlieb, Raimondo, Kashkari, Kinzinger, Lewis
16. 5/9: Gottlieb, Raimondo, Kashkari, Kinzinger, Lewis
May 9, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," a surprisingly weak jobs report makes it clear: we're still digging our economy out of the deep hole created by COVID-19.
5/2: Klain, Scott, Gottlieb
15. 5/2: Klain, Scott, Gottlieb
May 2, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," we talk exclusively with two key players in the drama that's likely to impact every American.
4/25: DeWine, Demings, Finner, Ifill, Gottlieb
14. 4/25: DeWine, Demings, Finner, Ifill, Gottlieb
April 25, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," police reformers press their case
4/18: Fauci, Gottlieb, Macron, Thomas-Greenfield
13. 4/18: Fauci, Gottlieb, Macron, Thomas-Greenfield
April 18, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," America is facing familiar challenges
4/11: Strassmann, Pelosi, Cheney, Whitmer, Thurmon
12. 4/11: Strassmann, Pelosi, Cheney, Whitmer, Thurmon
April 11, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," along with a sunny economic outlook come clouds of caution with the growing number of new coronavirus cases.
4/4: Gottlieb, Rouse, Torres, Berkley, Nez, Pimentel
11. 4/4: Gottlieb, Rouse, Torres, Berkley, Nez, Pimentel
April 4, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," the COVID pandemic amplifies inequality in America. It's powerful, pervasive, and growing
3/28: Strassmann, Fauci, Cuellar, Letlow, Palmer, Gottlieb, Capuano
10. 3/28: Strassmann, Fauci, Cuellar, Letlow, Palmer, Gottlieb, Capuano
March 28, 2021
Summary is not available.
3/21: Garcetti, Duckworth, Portman
9. 3/21: Garcetti, Duckworth, Portman
March 21, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," familiar crises challenge the country
3/14: Strassmann, Salvanto, De Blasio, Hutchinson,
8. 3/14: Strassmann, Salvanto, De Blasio, Hutchinson,
March 14, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," with more access to vaccines and more money headed to people who need it most, there is also concern about Americans moving too quickly to get back to normal.
3/7: Strassmann, Fauci, Murphy, Justice, Crump, Palmer, Gottlieb
7. 3/7: Strassmann, Fauci, Murphy, Justice, Crump, Palmer, Gottlieb
March 7, 2021
Today on "Face the Nation," the month of March brings new hope, but also new warnings not to go too far, too fast when it comes to lifting restrictions due to the coronavirus.
2/28: Fauci, Noem, McDaniel, Kinzinger, Beshear, Gottlieb
6. 2/28: Fauci, Noem, McDaniel, Kinzinger, Beshear, Gottlieb
February 28, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," the U.S. hits two devastating benchmarks
02/21: Sullivan, Turner, Price, Pottinger, Gottlieb
5. 02/21: Sullivan, Turner, Price, Pottinger, Gottlieb
February 21, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," turmoil in Texas, and President Biden makes his international debut, digging in on the challenges affecting the U.S. around the world.
2/14: Neguse, Johnson, Walesnky, Donigan, Gottlieb
4. 2/14: Neguse, Johnson, Walesnky, Donigan, Gottlieb
February 14, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," the Senate impeachment trial of the former president charged with inciting insurrection ended exactly as predicted.
1/17: Schiff, Carter, Justice, Walensky, Gottlieb
3. 1/17: Schiff, Carter, Justice, Walensky, Gottlieb
January 17, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," the nation's capital is an armed fortress as America anxiously awaits the next 72 hours.
1/10: Bowser, Blunt, Coons, Krebs, Gottlieb
2. 1/10: Bowser, Blunt, Coons, Krebs, Gottlieb
January 10, 2021
This week on "Face the Nation," Washington is still reeling from Wednesday's deadly siege at the Capitol and America is on edge as the clock ticks down the last days of the Trump administration.
1/3: Slaoui, Garcetti, Hutchinson, Gottlieb, Jenkins
1. 1/3: Slaoui, Garcetti, Hutchinson, Gottlieb, Jenkins
January 3, 2021
The government's plan to vaccine Americans is already showing signs of strain as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths climbs higher than ever, and concern over a new variant of the virus grows.
Description

Face The Nation is a weekly television show that has been broadcast on the CBS Network since 1954. It is the popular Sunday morning talk show that focuses on politics across the United States and, most importantly, in Washington, D.C. Face The Nation has long been known as one of the best political talk shows in the history of the United States. Nearly every major political figure in Washington, D.C. since 1954, including Presidents of the United States, have appeared on the program. It has also been known for its long cast of hosts of the show. Face The Nation was hosted by Bill Shadel for the first two years. Others who have hosted the program in its history are Stuart Novins, Howard K. Smith, and Martin Argonsky. In 1968, George Hermann hosted the program and done so until 1983. Longtime CBS anchor Lesley Stahl hosted the show from 1983 until 1991. Bill Schaeffer took over the Face The Nation host desk in 1991 and did not relinquish that position until the early part of 1995. The show is now being hosted by John Dickerson.

Face The Nation was a 30 minute program for the majority of its time. The program was changed to an hour long show beginning in 2012. CBS allows for their affiliates to chose whether to show the program in one contiguous hour block or to show the program in two separate half hour long increments with them being separated by local programming.

Face The Nation is a series that is currently running and has 67 seasons (608 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 1954.

Where to Watch Face The Nation

Face The Nation is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Face The Nation on demand at Apple TV+ and Hulu.

  • Premiere Date
    November 7, 1954
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (217)