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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.

Sundays 10:30 AM et/pt on CBS
18 Seasons, 434 Episodes
November 7, 1954
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Cast: Bob Schieffer, John Dickerson
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  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator John McCain, and Senator Ted Cruz regarding the G-20 summit, the North Korea missile test, and the health care bill.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Senator Mike Lee regarding health care and twitter storms, and the book and film panels highlight new works out this summer.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Senators Joe Manchin, Pat Toomey, and Bill Cassidy regarding the Senate Healthcare Bill and the investigation into Russian meddling.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Attorney Jay Sekulow regarding the investigation, the change in policy towards Cuba, and the progress of the Senate Health Care bill.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. James Lankford and Sen. Chuck Schumer regarding the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, the ongoing Russia investigation and healthcare reform.

  • This week on Face the Nation: the latest on the terror attack in London, the president's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, and a preview of former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony next week.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, plus a report from the frontlines of Iraq and preview of filmmaker Ken Burns' latest documentary.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Plus, CBS News reveals a new Nation Tracker poll and reports from President Trump's first foreign trip.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Ben Sasse and former Sec. Robert Gates regarding the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Russia investigation and foreign policy.

  • Today on Face the Nation, a look back at the House passage of the GOP health care bill, the public reaction, what's next for health care reform, and more. Plus, a group of Pennsylvania voters weigh in on the state of politics in the U.S.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down for an exclusive interview with President Donald Trump to discuss his first 100 days in office.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. John Kasich and Gen. John Kelly to discuss North Korea, healthcare, homeland security and a possible government shutdown along with this week in politics.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," CBS' Foreign Correspondent Ben Tracy reports from North Korea and the broadcast reflects on religion and history this holiday Sunday.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sen. John McCain and our political panel to discuss airstrikes in Syria, North Korea and the rise of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Angus King to discuss investigations into Russian interference, national security and the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Trey Gowdy to discuss failed healthcare reform, investigations by congressional intelligence committees and national security.

  • This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson sits down with Sen. Ted Cruz and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and unveils a new CBS News NationTracker poll with Elections Director Anthony Salvanto.

  • Fifty days into a Trump presidency, "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson sits down with Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Bernie Sanders and our political panel to discuss this week in politics.

  • Six weeks into a Trump presidency, "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson sits down with Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Susan Collins, Fmr. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, HHS Secretary Tom Price and others.

  • Five weeks into a Trump presidency, "Face the Nation" travels to Richmond to host a focus group with Virginians. Plus, we sit down with Former CIA Director John Brennan and Gov. John Kasich.

  • After a contentious week for the White House, "Face the Nation" breaks down the problems the Trump administration has faced in its first month. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, and others join the show.

  • Three weeks into a Trump presidency, "Face the Nation" talks to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller, and others.

  • As President Trump's immigration order faces legal challenges, "Face the Nation" talks to Vice President Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. And as the nation gears up for the Super Bowl, we also talk with DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the National Football League Players Association, and James Brown, host of "The NFL Today" and special correspondent for CBS News.

  • After President Trump's first contentious week in office, "Face the Nation" talks to chief of staff Reince Priebus, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, and others.

  • Just days after Donald Trump's inauguration, "Face the Nation" talks to top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. Plus: Analysts weigh in on the challenges Mr. Trump faces in the White House.

  • With just five days until President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, "Face the Nation" talks to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, about a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian election meddling. We sit down with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who discusses what he hopes Mr. Trump will do when it comes to the intelligence community. Plus: Analysts look at the political landscape and the challenges Mr. Trump faces.

  • As 2017 begins and Washington is in the midst of a number of changes, "Face the Nation" talks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Kentucky, about plans to repeal Obamacare. We sit down with incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to discuss the president-elect's Twitter habits, and with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to talk about Democratic plans to counter Obamacare repeal efforts.

  • CBS' "Face the Nation" kicks off 2017 with a panel of groundbreaking authors - Isabel Wilkerson, J.D. Vance, Diane Guerrero, and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh - and also takes a look at the shifting tide of American politics with journalists Michele Norris, Jeffrey Goldberg, Michael Gerson, and David Frum.

  • After the death of Fidel Castro, "Face the Nation" talks about the impact of the Cuban leader's passing on the U.S., with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, and foreign affairs analyst Julia Sweig. Plus: Conversations on gratitude, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • "Face the Nation" brings you the latest news on Donald Trump's transition to the White House, with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, candidate for DNC chair Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" takes you inside President-elect Donald Trump's transition to the White House looks at the reactions from those supporting Hillary Clinton, with guests Newt Gingrich, vice chair of Trump's transition team, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and others.

  • Just two days away from the general election, "Face the Nation" discusses the final stretch with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, RNC chair Reince Priebus, CBS News Election Director Anthony Salvanto, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" breaks down the state of the race, including the latest "October surprise," with Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, Vice president Joe Biden, CBS News' Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, CBS News justice correspondent Jeff Pegues, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" brings you the latest from the general election race, with RNC chairman Reince Priebus, Democratic strategist David Axelrod, pollster Frank Luntz, CBS News' Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, and others.

  • With three weeks until the election, "Face the Nation" brings you the latest news from the trail, with Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, CBS News' Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" brings you the latest on the campaign trail with Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson, Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and others.

  • RNC chair Reince Priebus; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.); CBS News director Anthony Salvanto; journalists Ezra Klein, Ben Domenech, Amy Walter and Jennifer Jacobs; authors Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.

  • We bring you the latest from President Obama's historic trip abroad and the race for the White House back at home, with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" brings you the latest on the Democratic primary race with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. We also delve into the mystery of the downed EgyptAir jet with CBS News' aviation and safety expert Sully Sullenberger and others. Elections Director Anthony Salvanto discusses battleground tracker poll results.

  • After Donald Trump's GOP outreach in Washington this week, CBS' "Face the Nation" brings you the latest on the 2016 campaign trail, with RNC chair Reince Priebus, former Defense Sec. Bob Gates, Congressional Republicans, and others.Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, and Rep. Peter King, R-New York, discuss the reasons they support Donald TrumpThe dynamic between businessman Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is explored; an interview with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; a political debate featuring Jamelle Bouie, Michael Gerson, Julie Pace and Susan Page

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her presidential campaign; interviews with Russell Moore, Jennifer Rubin, Matt Schlapp and Leslie Sanchez; political analysis from Jonathan Martin, Amy Walter, Ruth Marcus and Ben Domenech.

  • Guests included Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham, Paul Manafort, Peggy Noonan, Jamelle Bouie, Molly Ball and Jeffrey Goldberg.

  • With five primary contests Tuesday, the race the for White House is heating up. “Face the Nation” brings you the latest, with Republican candidate John Kasich, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, and others

  • With the New York primaries on Tuesday, “Face the Nation” brings you the latest from the campaign trail. Our guests are Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and others.

  • Candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders; candidate for the Republican nomination John Kasich; journalist Anthony Salvanto; journalist Dan Balz; writer Jamelle Bouie; journalist Jennifer Jacobs; columnist Ramesh Ponnuru.

  • Candidate for the Republican nomination Donald Trump; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; journalist Peggy Noonan; journalist Ed O'Keefe; journalist Mark Leibovich; columnist Ruth Marcus.

  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); John Miller, NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism; Michael Morell; Jeffrey Goldberg; Farah Pandith; Jamelle Bouie; Susan Page; Ben Domenech.

  • With more primary contests coming up Tuesday, "Face the Nation" brings you the latest from the campaign trail, with Republican candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic contender and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and others.

  • Ahead of Super Tuesday's nominating contests, "Face the Nation" has the latest on the 2016 campaign trail, with Republican candidates Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, and others.

  • After the South Carolina and Nevada contests, "Face the Nation" has the latest on the presidential campaign trail, with GOP candidates Donald Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic contender and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and others.

  • "Face the Nation" brings you the latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the 2016 campaign, just hours after CBS' Republican debate in South Carolina. GOP candidates Donald Trump and Marco Rubio join the show, along with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and other guests.

  • Gearing up for the New Hampshire primary just days away, "Face the Nation" has the latest on the Democratic primary race with candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl 50 game, executive director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith also joins the show.

  • A day before the primary season's kickoff nominating contest in Iowa, "Face the Nation" brings you the latest on the presidential race, with GOP candidates Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Iowa pollster Ann Selzer, and others.

  • The latest on snow storm Jonas and the candidates hitting the presidential campaign trail just a week ahead of the Iowa caucuses, with guests Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Anthony Salvanto, CBS News’ Elections Director, and others.

  • The latest on the American prisoner release from Iran and the 2016 presidential campaign trail, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and others.

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton; House Speaker Paul Ryan; GOP presidential hopefuls Chris Christie and Rand Paul; author Peggy Noonan; political analyst Jamelle Bouie; journalist Susan Page; journalist Ed O'Keefe.

  • CBS' "Face the Nation" kicks off the new year with the latest from the campaign trail, with Republican front-runner Donald Trump, former deputy CIA director Michael Morrell, and former national security adviser Thomas Donilon, and others.

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