Gimmie Some More Politics!
Geezus, as if we don’t already have it up to here with D.C.-centered political “news:”
The half-hour Sunday public affairs program on CBS, “Face the Nation,” will become an hour-long program next spring, matching its rivals on other television networks.
“I cannot remember when I’ve been happier to break a story than I am to tell you this,” the program’s moderator, Bob Schieffer, said as he told viewers about the expansion on Sunday morning.
“Face the Nation,” which dates to 1954, is one of the longest-running news programs on television and is a point of pride for CBS News. Executives within the news division have wanted to expand the program to an hour for many years, but they have not succeeded until now, in part due to the differing schedules of the network’s local stations.
The hour-long format will start in April and will initially stay in place for 20 weeks, at least through the political conventions next summer. The executives hope that the format change will then become permanent.