‘This Week’ Gets An Earlier Start in Washington

Starting this Sunday, it will air at 9 a.m ET.

This Week is moving up in the Washington world, to a new, 9 a.m. ET time slot on WJLA, starting this Sunday.

The program, for which George Stephanopoulos and Martha Raddatz split hosting duties, previously aired in the 10 a.m. spot in Washington.

It will be Raddatz hosting this post-WHCD Sunday, with guests that include Ted Cruz and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Powerhouse Roundtable will include WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, ABC News’ Matthew Dowd, ESPN’s LZ Granderson and Washington Examiner’s Kristen Soltis Anderson.

As for how she feels about sharing This Week with Stephanopoulos, here’s what Raddatz, who has put in a lot of time reporting from war zones, told our former colleague Brian Flood in an interview today in The Wrap:

I love the combination because George just has politics in his DNA and approaches it in a fascinating way. We can both watch the State of the Union and he’ll see things that I don’t see, and I’ll see things that he won’t see. We bring different things to the table. There is nobody in politics I respect more than George.

The benefits of different points of view.