On Sunday, CBS will air its first ever one hour broadcast of “Face the Nation” with host Bob Schieffer. And who better to kick off their first full hour than potential gaffe machine Veep Joe Biden? Schieffer, CBS News’s Chief Washington Correspondent, conducted the interview on Thursday in Milwaukee.
Excerpts of the interview will be broadcast tonight on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley 6:30-7:00 PM) and tomorrow, March 30, on CBS This Morning (7:00-9:00 AM) on CBS.
“It’s about time,” said Schieffer in a release of the program moving to a one-hour format.
FACE THE NATION will also debut its newly designed website at www.facethenation.com. The website features a new segment called “Bob’s Blog,” an interactive “lineup,” behind-the-scenes photo galleries, footage from the archives and a live Twitter feed with tweets from @FacetheNation, @BobSchieffer, @NorahODonnell and @JohnDickerson.
In addition, Face the Nation will expand the political discussion by collaborating with Google to present Google+ Hangouts on Air, a series of online video conversations revolving around a specific theme, led by the Face the Nation team of Schieffer, political director John Dickerson and chief White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell. The first Google+ Hangout on Air will take place on April 5 on the Face the Nation Google+ Page. Highlights from that conversation will be broadcast on the program on April 8.