This Week with George Stephanopoulos is hosted by former Clinton White House staffer and current co-anchor of ABC's weekday morning news show "Good Morning America", George Stephanopoulos offers a look at current events with a focus on the politics of the day. Each week's show includes interviews with top newsmakers (including some of the nation's top political leaders) as well as a roundtable discussion, usually featuring journalists from ABC and other news organizations, of the week's happenings. Since 2008, the program has broadcast from a studio at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
This Week with George Stephanopoulos - This Week (ABC TV series) - Netflix
This Week, currently billed as This Week with George Stephanopoulos, is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television network. The program is currently anchored by George Stephanopoulos and co-anchored by Martha Raddatz. The program is initially aired at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (following weekend morning newscasts on most ABC stations in large and mid-sized markets), although many stations air the program at a later slot, especially those in other time zones. Since the departure of popular host David Brinkley, the program most of the time finishes last in viewer ratings of the big 3 sunday network policy and pundit talk shows behind Meet The Press and Face The Nation.
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One of the key features of This Week is the roundtable, which included pundits such as George Will and ABC News correspondents such as Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, and other guests discussing the major issues of the week. Will, a regular panelist who was with the program from its launch with David Brinkley until he left ABC to join Fox News as a contributor in 2013, sometimes contributed short reports to the broadcast. Other key features include the Sunday Funnies, excerpts of jokes from late night talk and sketch comedy programs of the previous week; and In Memoriam, a selection of prominent deaths from politics, business and culture, and a listing of all reported military deaths from that week. On April 20, 2008, production of This Week relocated to the Newseum in Washington D.C., in a studio that overlooks the U.S. Capitol. In addition, the program began broadcasting in high definition, becoming the first Sunday morning talk show to broadcast in HD. Following the transition, the program discontinued the segments “Voices” (which featured short clips with interview subjects) and “Images” (which featured photographs illustrating the stories of the past week). ABC and This Week moved out of the Newseum in 2013 due to infrequent use of the studio and other facilities, with the former studio later being used for the Washington bureau of cable news channel Al Jazeera America. In February 2009, the ratings gap between Meet the Press and its competitors – This Week and CBS' Face the Nation – began closing. Meet the Press posted its lowest ratings since NBC News correspondent David Gregory became moderator in early February of that year, with the February 1 telecast averaging just 3.9 million viewers. Face the Nation averaged 3.33 million total viewers, while This Week came in just behind with 3.32 million. This Week beat Meet the Press on January 11, when George Stephanopoulos interviewed President-Elect Barack Obama. In 2010, Jake Tapper arranged with Bill Adair to get PolitiFact.com to fact check the statements made by panelists and guests featured on This Week.
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