CBS’s Sunday morning political show “Face the Nation” — one of the longest-running news programs in the history of TV — will have a new host in place when it airs this weekend, and The Washington Post makes the point that he’s more than 30 years younger than the guy he’s replacing.
The new guy is 46-year-old John Dickerson, the news division’s political director. CBS mainstay Bob Schieffer, 78, retired from the program May 31 after serving as moderator since 1991.
Dickerson will become the ninth host for the program, which has been on the air since 1954.
“Dickerson is the old gray network’s first digerati Sunday moderator, a wonk who lives on the Web and, at 46, is three decades younger than his predecessor,” The Post reports. “He has been a panelist on the news program 86 times and subbed as host on eight occasions.”
He’s the son of CBS’s first female reporter, TV news pioneer Nancy Dickerson, who was an associate producer on the first broadcast of “Face the Nation.”
Please click on the link near the top of this story to read The Post’s in-depth report, with more about “Face the Nation’s” new host and what may be in store for the venerable program.