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CBS' FACE THE NATION Is No 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program

CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program on Sept. 17, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 3.28 million viewers and 0.6/03 in adults 25-54, the demographic most important to those who advertise in news. (Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 59.8% of the CBS affiliates.)

Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.62 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54.

The Sept. 17 broadcast opened with an exclusive interview with Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, followed by an interview with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Next, Dickerson interviewed Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, directors of "The Vietnam War," a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series. The political roundtable featured Slate and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie; The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg; USA Today's Susan Page; and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review, Bloomberg View and the American Enterprise Institute. The show closed with an update on Hurricane Irma from CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez.

Mary Hager is the executive producer of the Emmy award-winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.

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