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Face The Nation
This morning, Politician John Smith will Face the Nation.
- Typical opening for each episode

The 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 in 1960.

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.

Tropes featured include:

Meet the PressPolitical ProgrammesIssues And Answers
Democracy NowNonfiction SeriesThe Hour
The Ed Sullivan ShowThe SixtiesFamily Affair
The Tonight ShowLong RunnersAs the World Turns
F TroopAmerican SeriesThe Facts of Life
EmmerdaleThe SeventiesFar Out Space Nuts
The Edge of NightThe FiftiesFather Knows Best
Face Like a FrogWorkPagesInMain/D to FFajita

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