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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 66 seasons (562 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 1954.

Face The Nation is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Face The Nation on demand atAmazon Prime, Hulu, CBS online.

Sundays 10:30 AM et/pt on CBS
66 Seasons, 562 Episodes
November 7, 1954
News
5.9/10
Cast: John Dickerson As Himself Bob Schieffer As Himself Lesley Stahl As Herself George Herman As Himself Martin Agronsky As Himself Paul Niven As Himself Howard K. Smith As Himself Stuart Novins As Himself Ted Koop As Himself
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Face The Nation Full Episode Guide

  • This week on "Face the Nation," the long and turbulent road to Election Day is almost at an end, but a dangerous new phase in the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning. Air Date: Nov 1, 2020

  • O'Brien, Pelosi, Gottlieb, Schechter

  • Meadows, Coons, Johnson

  • Today on "Face the Nation," as the West Coast struggles to beat back devastating fires in a COVID-complicated world, the candidates enter the final phase of the 2020 campaign.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," with President Trump painting a bleak portrait of America under a Biden administration, Americans are reeling from more racial injustice protests, devastating natural disasters and the continuing spread of COVID-19.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", halfway through this year's unconventional political conventions, the spotlight turns to the Republicans to make their case that President Trump deserves a second term.

  • Today on "Face the Nation," the pandemic continues to rage as the race for president shifts into high gear and President Trump ramps up his campaign to discredit mail-in voting.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", new coronavirus cases decline in the U.S. but the death toll rises. Congress and the White House fail to strike a deal, and the president decides to go it alone.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," coronavirus deaths and infections continue to rise in the U.S. as July marks the worst month for new cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", 100 days from the election, the coronavirus surges in the south and west, with hospitalizations and deaths on the rise. Unemployment claims spike for the first time in nearly four months, and President Trump looks for a reset.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," in the midst of dealing with the cruelty of the coronavirus, America mourns the loss of a legend. What's the path forward for the civil rights movement following the death of Georgia Representative John Lewis?

  • Jerome Adams, Kate Gallego, Terry Shaw, Scott Gottlieb, Tom Wyatt

  • This week on "Face the Nation," a disturbing 4th of July weekend as the coronavirus wildfire continues to spread and the president's fiery rhetoric divided, rather than united, America.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", a record number of new coronavirus cases explodes in the U.S., while governors in multiple states hit pause on reopening and the White House downplays the dangerous spread.

  • This week on "Face the Nation" alarming new increases in the number of COVID cases around the world as President Trump struggles to get the country - and his campaign - back on track.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", disturbing new trends with the spread of the coronavirus as America struggles to dismantle systemic racism - and curb police brutality.

  • Today on "Face the Nation," as Americans push to end the racial divide, there is frustration and lack of unity between the people and our leaders on how to get there.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", pain and anger following the death of George Floyd explodes into violence across a bitter and divided nation already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", the country approaches a grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths as all 50 states begin to ease restrictions.

  • Today on "Face the Nation," the struggle between saving the economy and saving American lives intensifies, and President Trump's wishful thinking is stopped short by reality.

  • This week on "Face the Nation", on this Easter Sunday, the U.S. now leads the rest of the world with the number of reported cases and recorded deaths due to the coronavirus.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," with the month of March behind us, Americans prepare for what's likely to be a catastrophic.

  • Today on "Face the Nation," fear and frustration grows as the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim more lives around the world.

  • Anthony Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, Larry Kudlow, Brian Moynihan

  • Chris Murphy, Jerome Adams, Dr. Scott Gottlieb

  • Sanders, Azar, Pompeo

  • Joe Biden, Robert O'Brien, Anthony Salvanto, Ed OKeefe

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Senator Amy Klobuchar on her surprise finish in New Hampshire, and the latest on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans from a quarantined cruise ship amid global fears of coronavirus.

  • Sanders, Buttigieg, Graham

  • Schiff, Buttigieg, McDaniel

  • Inocencio, Cotton, Crow

  • Nadler, Cornyn, Cohn

  • Esper, Schiff, Lee, Kaine, Kerry

  • Pompeo, Rubio, Murphy, Petraeus, Perez

  • This week on "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan, the impeachment probe moves into the public phase bringing along gripping witness testimony from top State Department officials.

  • Kevin McCarthy, Steny Hoyer, Ed O'Keefe

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan, amid developments overseas, President Trump confirms that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a U.S. raid in Syria.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan, in Syria, a shaky ceasefire brokered by the U.S. is set to expire Tuesday while the White House continues defends itself against impeachment calls.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan breaks down the latest on President Trump’s new Syria policy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Representatives Eliot Engel and Jim Himes, and Senator Roy Blunt.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Chris Murphy, Rudy Giuliani and Representatives Terri Sewell and Will Hurd.

  • Mike Pompeo, Javad Zarif, John Kerry

  • Adam Schiff, Ilhan Omar, Ken Cuccinelli

  • This week on "Face the Nation," we examine how America's role in the world has changed since 9/11. Margaret Brennan talks to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Defense Secretary James Mattis and Senator Chris Coons. Plus, a new CBS News poll on the Democratic primary race across 18 early states.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks with Rep. Steve Scalise, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders, Michael Bennet and Kirsten Gillibrand.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff and 2020 hopeful Sen. Cory Booker. Plus, a new CBS News Battleground Tracker.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, Sen. Dick Durbin, former Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Plus, historian Douglas Brinkley with his new book, "American Moonshot." Air Date: Jul 14, 2019

  • Cuccinelli, Coons, Delaney

  • Margaret Brennan welcomes guests to a roundtable discussion of current events.

  • Margaret Brennan welcomes government leaders, politicians, and experts to a round table discussion of current events and the latest news.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Sen. Roy Blunt, Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena Coqui and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. Steve Bullock.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan interviews Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. John Kennedy and Sen. Joe Manchin, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joins us from London. Plus, the latest on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

  • Margaret Brennan invtes guests ot discuss current issues.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Michael Bennet and former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson. Plus, we have an interview with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Mike Pompeo, Dick Durbin, Doug Collins, Eric Swalwell

  • This week, Margaret Brennan talks with Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Cedric Richmond. We also sat down with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, and we have an interview with Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Bob Schieffer talks to House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings and Sen. Mike Lee. We'll also sit down with Robert Caro and a panel of authors. And we have more of Margaret Brennan's interview with Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan talks to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, attorney to President Trump Rudy Giuliani, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Rick Scott. Plus, our political panel breaks down the latest developments of the 2020 campaign for president.

  • Margaret Brennan will talk to Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Jim Jordan, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. We will also have President of the Brookings Institute, retired Gen. John Allen.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan will talk to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Sen. Tim Kaine. Plus, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara is here to discuss his new book, "Doing Justice."

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan will talk to former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Colorado’s former governor John Hickenlooper and Sen. John Kennedy. Plus, former deputy Secretary of State William Burns is here to discuss his new book, "The Back Channel."

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan talks to White House national security adviser John Bolton and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff. Plus, Sen. Doug Jones is here to discuss his new book, "Bending Toward Justice."

  • This week on “Face the Nation,” guest-moderator John Dickerson interviews Sens. James Lankford and Chris Coons about the recent spate of political violence. Plus an interview with Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Elise Stefanik as the speaker enters his last months in office.

  • This week on Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Sen. Ben Sasse.

  • This week on “Face the Nation” John Dickerson chats with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the battle waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, the political panel weighs in on how this week will affect midterms.

  • This week on “Face the Nation,” John Dickerson interviews Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," guest moderator John Dickerson interviews Ambassador Nikki Haley, Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep. Anna Eshoo. Plus, we’ll review brand new CBS News Battleground Tracker polling showing the state of play just six weeks ahead of midterms.

  • This week we are dedicating the broadcast to the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain, who set a record on our broadcast with 112 appearances.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Mark Warner, DNC Chair Tom Perez and RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. Plus, Mark Leibovich of the New York Times joins our panel to talk about his new book on the future of football.

  • This week we are dedicating the broadcast to the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain, who set a record on our broadcast with 112 appearances.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, congressional candidate Jennifer Wexton, and Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Plus, a focus group of five Virginia female voters share their thoughts leading into midterms.

  • This week's "Face the Nation" takes a special look at race in America one year after Charlottesville. Moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Tim Scott and Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker. Plus, we'll have a conversation about race with our panel.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Adam Schiff and former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Plus, our political panel provides analysis on recent developments in Washington.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Rudy Giuliani, Larry Kudlow, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Ron Johnson. Plus, our new Battleground Tracker poll shows voters' views on President Trump's trade policies and its impact on the midterm elections.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sens. Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Plus, Former Secretary of State John Kerry weighs in on the Putin/Trump summit.

  • This week on “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Representative Trey Gowdy, Senator John Cornyn and Representative Joe Crowley. Plus, an excerpt of CBS Evening News Anchor Jeff Glor’s interview with President Trump ahead of the summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Joni Ernst, and U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison. Plus, CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy joins us with the breaking news that four out of the 12 boys were rescued from Thai cave.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews national security adviser John Bolton, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Pat Toomey. Plus, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson discusses the importance of today's general election in Mexico.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Bob Corker, Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Plus, we debut a new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll that looks at how the immigration crisis could affect the midterm elections.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Susan Collins, and David Sanger. Plus, we'll take a look at the friendship between Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Democrat Cedric Richmond.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews President Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, former national security adviser Susan Rice and Sen. Ed Markey. Plus, "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor and CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy are in Singapore ahead of the summit between Kim Jong Un and Mr. Trump.

  • Margaret Brennan interviews Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Rep. Will Hurd of Texas. Plus, we'll kick off our 2018 CBS News midterm election Battleground Tracker, which explains where things stand in the race to control Congress this fall.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Rep. Mark Meadows. Plus, CBS News' Ben Tracy files a report on his visit as the only network correspondent inside North Korea.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Sen. Mark Warner, and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Plus, author and historian Jon Meacham is here to discuss his new book, "The Soul of America."

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Plus, our political panel gives analysis on developments in Washington.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews President Trump's Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti, Federalist founder Ben Domenech, and British Ambassador Kim Darroch. Plus, our political panel discusses the latest developments in the Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews President Trump's new National Security Adviser John Bolton, Representative Trey Gowdy, and President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Plus, our political panel gives analysis on developments in Washington.

  • This week on "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Diane Feinstein, Sen. Tom Cotton, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Plus, John Dickerson joins us to talk about why the presidency has gotten too big for one person.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Kaine. Plus, Ret. Admiral James Winnefeld and Ambassador James Jeffrey take a closer look at what's next in Syria following the missile strikes.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Senator Ben Cardin, and Senator John Kennedy. Plus, our political panel provides analysis on recentdevelopments in Washington.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Senator Tim Scott, Representative Trey Gowdy, and Senator Bernie Sanders. Plus, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees FilippoGrandi discusses the U.S. refugee resettlement program and current refugee crises.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Senator Mark Warner, Senator Joni Ernst, and five of the student activists who organized the March for Our Lives Rally.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. Angus King, and White House Legislative Director Marc Short. Plus, we'll hear from the South Korean Foreign Minister about the potential talks with North Korea.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Plus, a panel of national security experts provide analysis on the proposed talks with North Korea.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro. Plus, we'll hear from Andrew Pollack, the father of Parkland victim Meadow Pollack.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host Margaret Brennan interviews Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Florida, and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Plus, a panel of Americans directly affectedby gun violence provides perspective on the gun control debate.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes guest hosts the broadcast with interviews with Representative Trey Gowdy, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Tim Scott, and Former Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta. Plus, a panel of retiring Republicans explain why they have decided to leave Congress.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett guest hosts the broadcast with interviews with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Adam Schiff, and Representative Mark Meadows. Plus, our political panel provides analysis on recent developments in Washington.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," CBS News White House and Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Brennan guest hosts the broadcast with an in-depth interview with Representative Trey Gowdy. Plus, apanel of national security experts weighs in on the effects of the GOP memo released Friday.

  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas); Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Cal.); Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.); Marc Short, White House Legislative Director.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Moderator John Dickerson interviews White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senator Dick Durbin about the government shutdown. Plus, our political panel breaks down the consequences of the shutdown for both parties.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Moderator John Dickerson interviews Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Senator Joe Manchin. Plus, a new CBS News/You Gov Nation Tracker poll shows the state of public opinion in the country as the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration approaches.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," Moderator John Dickerson interviews CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Senator Rand Paul, and Governor Haley Barbour. A special national security panel discusses global hotspots, and our political panel provides analysis on the latest developments in Washington.