Face the Nation - Season 2011

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Episode Guide

  • 12.18.11
    Episode 12.18.11
    Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate, spoke with Bob Schieffer on his ties with Freddie Mac, immigration policy, the end of the Iraq war and defended his reasoning behind why the president should be able to ignore the Supreme Court; Also, Bob Schieffer proposes to create a second Congress.moreless
  • 12.11.11
    Episode 12.11.11
    Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann discusses the two GOP frontrunners; Then, on the roundtable CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell and CBS News political director John Dickerson discuss the turning points after the GOP debate in Des Moines; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on what may be the sweet deal behind going through the abuse that comes with running for or serving in office?moreless
  • 12.04.11
    Episode 12.04.11
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus discusses what is needed to get the country back on track; then, Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs talks about the candidacies of GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich; also, on the round table a discussion about the current campaign situation, where each candidate is standing, and the course ahead.moreless
  • 11.27.11
    Episode 11.27.11
    For the annual "Face the Nation" Thanksgiving weekend Books and Authors show, Bob Schieffer is joined by Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose memoir No Higher Honor, tells of her days as George Bush's Secretary of State, Michael Lewis, author of Boomerang, and Walter Isaacson, the best selling author of the new biography of Steve Jobs.moreless
  • 11.20.11
    Episode 11.20.11
    Rep. Ron Paul, statistically tied as a frontrunner in the 2012 GOP presidential race, spoke with Bob Schieffer on his stance on foreign relations; Then, Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Pat Toomey discuss what may be causing the congressional deficit supercommittee from reaching an agreement; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the declining approval rating of Congress.moreless
  • 11.06.11
    Episode 11.06.11
    Rick Perry campaign supporter Ken Blackwell, former Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins, former head of the Republican Party Ed Gillespie, strategist Liz Cheney, and analyst John Dickerson spoke with Bob Schieffer on Herman Cain's sexual harassment allegations and Rick Perry's bizarre speech; Then, Jon Huntsman's daughters discuss their campaign ad spoof video; Also, remembering Andy Rooney.moreless
  • 10.30.11
    Episode 10.30.11
    Herman Cain details his controversial 9-9-9 plan, the unconventional campaign ad, and his stance on abortion; Then, John Dickerson explains Herman Cain's popularity amongst republican voters; Also, Bob Schieffer proves baseball is the greatest game.
  • 10.23.11
    Episode 10.23.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with 2012 GOP presidential candidates Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sen. Rick Santorum on how the troop withdrawal will affect the future of Iraq and share their ideals on a foreign policy; Then, a round table discussion on Condoleezza Rice's book "No Higher Honor;" Also, remembering CBS News' Robert Pierpoint.moreless
  • 10.16.11
    Episode 10.16.11
    The ATF's "Operation Fast and Furious" put thousands of guns in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Was there a coverup, a scandal or is it all just politics; Also, The latest on the Republican Presidential race from CNorah O'Donnell, John Dickerson and Julianna Goldman; And, Bob Schieffer on the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.moreless
  • 10.09.11
    Episode 10.09.11
    Republican presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain spoke with Bob Schieffer on their morals and plans within their campaign strategies; Then, Michael Gerson of the "Washington Post" joins John Dickerson and Nancy Cordes on the viability of a Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain presidency; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on how to get politicians to answer questions.moreless
  • 10.02.11
    Episode 10.02.11
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) details NATO's waning position in Libya and on the current pool of candidates, and those thinking about running, in the 2012 GOP presidential race; Also, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) and Gov. Martin O"Malley (D-Md.) weigh in on how the politics of Gov. Chris Christie and his potential presidential bid will shake up the 2012 GOP election.moreless
  • 09.25.11
    Episode 09.25.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and RNC Chair Reince Priebus on President Obama's speech at the Congressional Black Caucus awards; Then, Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics discusses if the political gridlock will lead to another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating.
  • 09.18.11
    Episode 09.18.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with former President Bill Clinton how the Clinton Global Initiative will help create jobs; Then, Bob Schieffer spoke with former Vice President Dick Cheney on the reception of his memoir; Also, a look back on 20 years of "Face the Nation."
  • 09.04.11
    Episode 09.04.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Republican presidential hopefuls Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah) to discuss their job creation strategies, tax reform policies, and the fundaments of their campaigns.
  • 08.28.11
    Episode 08.28.11
    Bob Schieffer gets the latest on Hurricane Irene from CBS News correspondents Chip Reid, Mark Strassmann and Byron Pitts and CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard, plus an interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the memorial and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and former Vice President Dick Cheney's new book.moreless
  • 08.21.11
    Episode 08.21.11
    Norah O'Donnell is joined by Sen. John McCain, Mark Zandi of Moody's analytics, and former chairs of the republican and democratic national committees Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe to discuss the weakening U.S. economy and if President Obama's recent job creation strategy will work and its effect on his chances of reelection.moreless
  • 08.14.11
    Episode 08.14.11
    Norah O'Donnell spoke with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on her strategy for job creation; Then, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) shares her view on Gov. Rick Perry's policies of job creation in Texas; Also, The Washington Post's Dan Balz, Washington Week's Gwen Ifill, and Political Analyst John Dickerson join a round table discussion on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.moreless
  • 08.07.11
    Episode 08.07.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with David Axelrod, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Gov. Howard Dean (D-Va.) on what caused the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and how to fix it; Also, a look back on the life of Elmer Staats, former head of the Government Accountability Office.
  • 07.31.11
    Episode 07.31.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on the potential deal between the White House and the GOP over raising the nation's debt ceiling; Also, Bob Schieffer lends his advice on how the White House should portray the president.
  • 07.24.11
    Episode 07.24.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by White House Chief of Staff William Daley, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Sen, Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to answer the key questions in the debt deal negotiations and if Washington can break their gridlock before the nation stumbles into its first financial default.moreless
  • 07.17.11
    Episode 07.17.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on the provisions to be included in congress' debt compromise in order for them to reach enough votes to raise the debt ceiling; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the cost of running for office.moreless
  • 07.10.11
    Episode 07.10.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by Treasure Secretary Timothy Geithner, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to discuss the necessary steps to be made in order for the White House and congress to reach an agreement over a budget plan and ultimately raising the debt ceiling; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the future of the budget plan agreements.moreless
  • 07.03.11
    Episode 07.03.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.), Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Calif.) on how the states and cities are dealing with budget shortfalls, the economy, and what Washington should to do get something done; Also, Bob Schieffer compares the country's founding fathers to today's politicians.moreless
  • 06.19.11
    Episode 06.19.11
    Mitch McConnell speaks with Bob Schieffer about raising the debt ceiling, overregulation of the American people, and tax reform to help stimulate the economy; Then, Senator Charles Schumer discusses job creation and how it must be more of a focus than debt reduction; Also, Bob Schieffer speaks with Chicago Congressman Mike Rogers about a proper troop draw-down in Afghanistan and focusing on Pakistan; Later, Bob Scheiffer comments on America's failing education system.moreless
  • 06.12.11
    Episode 06.12.11
    Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., just returned from a trip to Afghanistan, weighs in on the future of American forces in that country, and what the U.S. should do to aid Syrians being attacked by the regime of President Assad.
  • 06.05.11
    Episode 06.05.11
    Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) weeds out the winners and losers of the 2012 republican campaign nominees; Then, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the recent economic downturn and the Democratic plan for job creation; Also, Bob Schieffer welcomes "60 Minutes" veteran correspondent Scott Pelley as the newest anchor of the "CBS Evening News."moreless
  • 05.29.11
    Episode 05.29.11
    Harry Smith spoke with Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) if the government will provide financial aid to rebuild Joplin, Mo; Then, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and newly elected chair of the Democratic National Committee Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl.) share their views on restructuring Medicare and how the issue will shape the 2012 presidential race; Also, Harry Smith remembers Decoration Day.moreless
  • 05.22.11
    Episode 05.22.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with 2012 republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on the plan to privatize Medicare, President Obama's campaign for peace in the Middle East, and how he would handle the situation in Libya; Also, Bob Schieffer thanks all of those who covered for him during the news-filled week he suffered from pneumonia.moreless
  • 05.15.11
    Episode 05.15.11
    Harry Smith spoke with Speaker of the House John Boehner on his opinion of President Obama's handling with the nation's deficit, on cleaning up the housing market, how the budget deficit effects job creation, and how Osama bin Laden's death will change the war in Afghanistan; Also, a behind the scenes look at the CBS News town hall with President Obama.moreless
  • 05.08.11
    Episode 05.08.11
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) spoke with Bob Schieffer on how Osama bin Laden's death will affect the U.S. relations with Pakistan; Then, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke with Bob Schieffer on the efforts that lead to the killing of Osama bin Laden; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on how much time his broadcasts devoted to 9/11 and it's aftermath.moreless
  • 05.01.11
    Episode 05.01.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the U.S. efforts in Libya and the ongoing violence in Syria; Then, Eric Dyson and Michael Gerson discuss Donald Trump's motives behind his investigation over President Obama's birth certificate; Also, Bob Schieffer looks back on executive producer Carin Pratt's twenty years of working on "Face the Nation."moreless
  • 04.24.11
    Episode 04.24.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) to discuss America's involvement in Libya and Syria, raising the debt ceiling, and President Obama's investigation into rising gas prices; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the royal wedding.moreless
  • 04.17.11
    Episode 04.17.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on raising the debt ceiling, spending cuts, and tax reform; Then, Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on his bipartisan effort to try and solve America's budget crisis; Also, Bob Scheiffer comments on the government's smoke and mirror spending cuts.
  • 04.10.11
    Episode 04.10.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on the debate over raising the debt ceiling; Then, Major Garrett of the National Journal and CBS News' Nancy Cordes on the politics behind the budget deal that averted a government shutdown; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on congress averting a government shutdown noting that there were no winners and losers.moreless
  • 04.03.11
    Episode 04.03.11
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on how the U.S. is handling the situation in Libya and if parties can work together to avoid a government shutdown; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the importance of telling the truth.
  • 03.27.11
    Episode 03.27.11
    Elizabeth Palmer reports on the latest on the Middle East uprisings in Libya, Syria, and Yemen; Then, Bob Schieffer spoke with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on the United States' role in the Middle East uprisings; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on the overload of news stories overshadowing Congress' actions.moreless
  • 03.20.11
    Episode 03.20.11
    Bob Schieffer speaks with Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sen. Richard Lugar, the top Republican of the Foreign Relations Committee, on the allied assault against Qaddafi and Libya; Then, Schieffer speaks with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) of the Energy and Commerce Committee on the viability of nuclear power in the United States; also, Schieffer comments on Sen. Sam Nunn's legacy.moreless
  • 03.13.11
    Episode 03.13.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by a team of CBS News correspondents on the ground all over Japan covering the fallout from the earthquake; Then, the chairman of the homeland security committee Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) speaks upon what the U.S. can learn about nuclear safety; Also, Bob Schiffer remembers Washington Post political reporter David Broder.moreless
  • 03.06.11
    Episode 03.06.11
    Senator Mitch McConnell(R-KY) spoke to Bob Schieffer saying President Obama not serious about the United States' budget; Then, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke with Bob Schieffer on whether the United States will intervene with Libya; Also, Bob Schieffer voices his opinion on a Supreme Court ruling allowing the Wesboro Baptist Church to protest.moreless
  • 02.27.11
    Episode 02.27.11
    Kelly Cobeilla reports from Libya and told Bob Schieffer the government is offering it's people a $400 gift in an effort to show they are listening to their needs; Then, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) gave his stance in union rights, the education system, and raising taxes; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on government spending priorities.moreless
  • 02.20.11
    Episode 02.20.11
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) debate over Wisconsin's controversial budget proposal; Then, Alan Pizzey and David Sanger with the latest in the Middle East uprisings; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on how House Republicans logged a full week on the posture clock ramming through $61 billion worth of spending cuts.moreless
  • 02.13.11
    Episode 02.13.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zaweil, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry, CBS News' Harry Smith, and Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) with the latest from Egypt as life begins to return to normal; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on how in the end, U.S. policy came out about right on Egypt's uprising.moreless
  • 02.06.11
    Episode 02.06.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by the CBS News team on the ground in Cairo with the latest from the crisis in Egypt; Then, Thomas Pickering of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, and Washington's bureau chief to Al Jazeera Dr. Abderrahim Foukara on Egypt's fallout after President Hosni Mubarak's potential departure; Also, Bob Schieffer comments on Egypt's democracy.moreless
  • 01.30.11
    Episode 01.30.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Egyptian Opposition Leader Mohamed El-Baradei, and New York Times' David Sanger with an update of the latest on the uprising in Egypt; Then, William Daley gives his first television interview as the White House's Chief of Staff.moreless
  • 01.23.11
    Episode 01.23.11
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offer their perspectives on the health care repeal bill as well as where the country can afford to cut spending and how the President's State of the Union address will affect the nation's mood; Also, Bob Schieffer has a final thought on why we seem to ask the wrong question whenever a president speaks to the nation.moreless
  • 01.16.11
    Episode 01.16.11
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani calls for drastic improvements to American mental health care facilities; Then, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) discuss if members of congress will practice civil discourse in the wake of the Tucson shooting; Also, Bob Schieffer has a final word on keeping violence out of politics.moreless
  • Face the Nation, 01.09.11
    Face the Nation, 01.09.11
    Episode 01.09.11
    Bob Schieffer is joined by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, Ben Tracy, and Bob Orr to dissect the latest information from the tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that killed six people and injured congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Also, Schieffer comments on politics in a dangerous time.moreless
  • Giffords was Intended Target in Tucson Shooting
    Bob Schieffer spoke with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, and Bob Orr on the shooting that occurred in Tucson, Ariz. killing six people and injuring congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Schieffer also questioned an eyewitness who helped subdue the gunman.
  • 01.02.11
    Episode 01.02.11
    Harry Smith is joined by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), and Rep. elect Mike Kelly (R-PA) to discuss what's ahead for the new Congress and spoke with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on his top priorities starting his new position as chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee.moreless