CBS NEWS AND “FACE THE NATION,” 2020’S TOP RATED SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM, LAUNCH NEW PODCAST

“FACING FORWARD WITH MARGARET BRENNAN” DEBUTS FIRST EPISODE JAN. 22, 2021 ON PODCAST FEEDS EVERYWHERE 

LISTEN TO A PREVIEW OF “FACING FORWARD”

From the team that produced 2020’s most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program comes FACING FORWARD, a new podcast hosted by FACE THE NATION moderator Margaret Brennan, featuring weekly conversations about the tectonic shifts in our world and how they impact every American. The podcast will debut its first episode on Friday, January 22. Listen to a teaser trailer for FACING FORWARD here.

In her new role as podcast host, Brennan will bring listeners FACE THE NATION’s signature, newsmaking interviews with business leaders and policy makers to help the audience understand the implications of our rapidly-changing world, as the pandemic continues, and as deeply partisan politics dominate Washington. FACING FORWARD will build on FACE THE NATION’s storied reputation as the place where newsmakers have thoughtful and informative discussions about issues that matter.

“I’m looking forward to expanding the footprint our journalism has, particularly in a new medium,” said Margaret Brennan, host of the FACING FORWARD podcast. “These are really important moments and giving a clear, calm perspective to what’s next for us as a country, one that’s grappling with a pandemic, with economic inequality, fissures in our politics, and uncertainty, is top of mind for me.”

FACING FORWARD will draw from Brennan’s decade of experience in financial news leading up to and during the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing global recovery. The podcast will build on her domestic political experience and draw from her international reporting at CBS News as senior foreign affairs correspondent on stories with international ramifications like nuclear negotiations with Iran; restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba; the standoff with North Korea; the conflict in Ukraine; and the accord to transfer control of Syria’s chemical weapons.

“In launching this podcast, we’re doubling-down on what set FACE THE NATION apart in 2020,” said Mary Hager, executive producer of FACE THE NATION and its new podcast. “Listeners will hear nuanced interviews with people that are making decisions that affect us all. We hope to continue distilling the complexities of the moment and offer more public service journalism.”

FACING FORWARD’s first episode will premiere on Friday, Jan. 22 and will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and wherever podcasts are available.

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