Do Sunday-Morning Talk Shows Need a Makeover?

Do Sunday-Morning Talk Shows Need a Makeover?
Amid hand wringing over the direction of TV’s Sunday-morning talk shows, Bob Schieffer sees little need to change “Face The Nation, the program he has hosted since 1991. He sees reason to add more segments to accommodate shorter attention spans or incorporate tweets into the broadcast. “If you are trying to get behind the headlines,” says Schieffer, “I think the way you do that is by sitting people down in a calm way and talking to them.”

For Schieffer, the most compelling element in “Nation,” the most-watched on broadcast TV, is one that has been there all along. “We have to just keep doing what we are doing,” he says. “We still try to do what they did on the first show: Figure out what the topical news of the week is and try to get the key players in front of the camera and sit them down and ask them questions.
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