Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer is an American Sunday-morning political interview show which premiered on the CBS television network on November 7, 1954. It is one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television. At 30 minutes (approximately 21 without commercials), Face the Nation was the shortest of the Sunday talk shows and the only half-hour Sunday morning talk show on the four major broadcast networks. It expanded to 60 minutes for a preliminary period of twenty weeks in April 2012, and was permanently extended to 60 minutes long on July 29, 2012. The show airs live at 10:30 am Eastern, though most CBS affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone air it at 8:30 am local time. Each Sunday, the moderator interviews newsmakers on the latest issues and delivers a short topical commentary at the end of the broadcast. The program generally broadcasts from Washington, D.C. Guests include government leaders, politicians, and international figures in the news.
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