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  • 1954
  • 68 Seasons
  • 5.7  (240)

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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10/2
30. 10/2
October 2, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," we talk to Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott about the party’s opposition to the Democrats' economic plan, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb returns to discuss the monkeypox health emergency. And after a surprising July jobs report, we talk to San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Mary Daly about what it means for the U.S. economy.
9/4
29. 9/4
September 4, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," we talk to Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott about the party’s opposition to the Democrats' economic plan, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb returns to discuss the monkeypox health emergency. And after a surprising July jobs report, we talk to San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Mary Daly about what it means for the U.S. economy.
8/7
28. 8/7
August 7, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," we talk to Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott about the party’s opposition to the Democrats' economic plan, and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb returns to discuss the monkeypox health emergency. And after a surprising July jobs report, we talk to San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Mary Daly about what it means for the U.S. economy.
7/31
27. 7/31
July 31, 2022
Manchin, Toomey, Kashkari
7/17
26. 7/17
July 17, 2022
Luciano, Kinzinger, Furman
7/10
25. 7/10
July 10, 2022
Harris, Youngkin, Holder
7/3
24. 7/3
July 3, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
6/26
23. 6/26
June 26, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
6/19
22. 6/19
June 19, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
6/12
21. 6/12
June 12, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
6/5
20. 6/5
June 5, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
5/29
19. 5/29
May 29, 2022
A program featuring one or more question-and-answer sessions with prominent figures currently in the news. One of the longest-running programs on television.
5/22
18. 5/22
May 22, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
5/15
17. 5/15
May 15, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
5/1
16. 5/1
May 1, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
4/24
15. 4/24
April 24, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
4/17
14. 4/17
April 17, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
4/10
13. 4/10
April 10, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
4/3
12. 4/3
April 3, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
3/27
11. 3/27
March 27, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
3/20
10. 3/20
March 20, 2022
From Washington, D.C., Margaret Brennan interviews newsmaker guests.
2/27
9. 2/27
February 27, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, with the world watching Russia’s rampage through Ukraine, we talk to Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster for insight on what it will take to stop President Putin’s aggression.
2/20
8. 2/20
February 20, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation," with the stakes at their highest in the Ukraine-Russia crisis, we speak to all sides of the conflict: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and both the Russian and the Ukranian ambassadors to the U.S.
2/13
7. 2/13
February 13, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation," White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan joins Margaret Brennan to discuss what America's response will be if Russia invades Ukraine, which U.S. officials believe President Vladimir Putin is planning to do. Plus, a conversation with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on why blue states are now leading the charge to lift COVID restrictions.
2/6: Rubio, Tyab, McMaster
6. 2/6: Rubio, Tyab, McMaster
February 6, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brenna, we examine alarming new U.S. intelligence reports about Russian plans for a "large scale" invasion of Ukraine, plus a look at former Vice President Mike Pence’s rebuke of former President Donald Trump’s false 2020 election claims, and a conversation with Senator Marco Rubio on America’s relationship with China. Air Date: Feb 6, 2022
1/30: Graham, Clyburn, Markarova
5. 1/30: Graham, Clyburn, Markarova
January 30, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation," we talk to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Representative James Clyburn about President Biden's pending Supreme Court nomination. Plus, we take a look at the Ukraine-Russia crisis with Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova and one of the Biden administration's top diplomats, Ambassador Victoria Nuland, and much more.
1/23: Blinken, Thompson, McCaul
4. 1/23: Blinken, Thompson, McCaul
January 23, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses the escalating standoff between Russia and the U.S. over Ukraine. Plus, Representative Bennie Thompson, chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack, breaks down the latest developments in the investigation.
1/16: Kaine, Hogan, Lucas
3. 1/16: Kaine, Hogan, Lucas
January 16, 2022
This week on "Face the Nation," we mark President Biden's first year in office with a new CBS News poll, discuss the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine with White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and take a look at where the coronavirus pandemic stands.
1/9: Pelosi, Adams, Raffensperger
2. 1/9: Pelosi, Adams, Raffensperger
January 9, 2022
Summary is not available.
1/2: Cardona, Cheney, Schiff, Pape
1. 1/2: Cardona, Cheney, Schiff, Pape
January 2, 2022
Summary is not available.
6/5
0. 6/5
June 5, 2022
Face the Nation is a news interview program which airs every Sunday morning, live from the CBS studio in Washington D.C. It is dedicated to interviewing newsmakers on the latest issues.
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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 68 seasons (647 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
    5.7  (240)