The program is broadcast from Washington D.C. each Sunday by correspondent Bob Schieffer.

"Face the Nation" is done in a roundtable format and has been on the air since 1954. The program brings together guests including politicians and international figures to answer tough questions on current political issues. After the roundtable discussion, Schieffer gives his own insight on the issue being discussed.

The programs airs on Sunday mornings on CBS and expanded to a one hour program in April 2012, however some local affiliates only show the first half hour segment.