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CBS's Face the Nation Moves to One-Hour Format

CBS’s long-running Sunday talk show Face the Nation, which began airing in 1954, will move to a full one-hour time slot on Sunday.

The inaugural episode will feature Vice President Joe Biden, who sat down with host Bob Schieffer on Thursday in Milwaukee, as well as GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul.


Schieffer, who has hosted the show since 1991, lobbied for the longer format for years. He announced the change in December and ran a "test" show in January, broadcasting live from Florida for a full hour before the Florida primary.

Face the Nation airs at 10:30 a.m. eastern time, competing with NBC’s Meet the Press.

"For 57 years, Face the Nation has covered the biggest stories and the most important newsmakers in American politics," Schieffer said in a release. "Starting Sunday, we'll bring you a full hour. It's about time!"

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