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‘Kissing the Ring’ – Face The Nation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

105748_0258Bigwig politicians, reporters and DC socialites, all showed up Monday night to the Newsuem in downtown Washington to honor Bob Schieffer and 60 years of exceptional journalism by Face The Nation. In something rarely seen in Washington, the evening began with a moment of agreement and lightheartedness between partisans.

“I’ve had 101 appearances on ‘Face the Nation,’ which exactly matches my age,” joked Senator John McCain, ”The first time I was on, … Bob … and I had an in-depth discussion about the aviation policies of Calvin Coolidge. … I have been on a number of shows. Always I’m reluctant to do so, I’m sure you know. [Laughter.] … I want to thank Mary Hager, who has been with Bob as his producer for all this time. … For a very short statement, I think next is the Vice President. That will be interesting. [Laughter.]”

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Face the Nation’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

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CBS News’ Face the Nation will be hosting a reception celebrating its 60th anniversary on the air.

The event is scheduled for Monday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC).

 

 

Sunday Show Ratings: 09.12.10

As usual, NBC’s “Meet the Press” held its spot as the highest-rated Sunday show in total viewers and demo last weekend.  “Face the Nation” inched ahead of ABC’s “This Week” with 60,000 more total viewers but lost the good fight in the demo where ABC pulled in 150,000 more viewers than CBS.  Here are the ratings for Sunday, September 12, 2010:

 TOTAL VIEWERS      

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”            3,010,000            

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         2,360,000            

ABC “THIS WEEK”                           2,300,000            

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        1,170,000            

 A25-54 MM/Rtg

NBC “MEET THE PRESS”            970,000/.8

ABC “THIS WEEK”                           770,000/.6

CBS “FACE THE NATION”         620,000/.5

FOX “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”        430,000/.3

Sunday Show Preview

  • “Meet The Press”: Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward and Michael Beschloss, E.J. Dionne, Kate O’Beirne, Eugene Robinson and William Safire.

  • “The Chris Matthews Show”: HD Net’s Dan Rather, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, BBC’s Katty Kay and MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell.

  • Face The Nation: Gen. Alexander Haig, Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, Ford Historian James Cannon and New York Daily News’ Tom DeFrank.

  • “This Week”: John and Elizabeth Edwards, Time’s Jay Carney, former Bush advisor Dan Senor, ABC’s Claire Shipman and Donna Brazile.

  • C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: Newly appointed chairman for the DCCC, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). The Hill’s Jonathan Kaplan and Roll Call’s David Drucker participate in the questioning.

  • Fox News Sunday: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Governor Tom Vilsack (D-IA), Charles Krauthammer, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams