- Typical opening for each episodeThe National Broadcasting Company
has a Sunday morning talk/public affairs show called Meet the Press
, that it started on television in 1947, two years after it began on radio. CBS
comes along and creates a similar program called Face The Nation
in 1954. Deciding that it needed to have something to go against the two other networks, ABC
started a competing program called Issues And Answers
As of 2012, Face the Nation
is still on the air.
All of these types of shows are more or less the same. Some politician or public figure comes on to talk-talk with the host over some current issue or event of public importance.
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