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The Best Sunday Morning Shows  

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List Rules Vote up the best "breakfast television" programs that air in North America on Sunday mornings.

Many people have the day off work on Sunday. If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the news, then you may still wake up a little early, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and watch one of the many Sunday morning shows currently on the air. With nowhere to go for a few hours, you can kick back with the news of the day or interviews with some of the most important people in politics and pop culture. These are the best Sunday morning shows available for American audiences, so vote for the ones you tune into frequently. 

Meet the Press has been around since 1947, and it is still one of the most trusted news sources on TV. The format consists of one-on-one interviews as well as roundtable discussions to go over the most pressing matters of the day. Face the Nation, which airs every Sunday on CBS, is also one of the longest-running news shows on TV. It also airs interviews with some of the most important people in Washington D.C.

The best weekend morning shows get you ready for the day while keeping you enlightened with what's happening in the world. With this list, you have a voice to share which shows are the best at summing up the week and preparing viewers for the week ahead.

Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
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Host: Margaret Brennan

Air Time: 10:30 am ET

Format: The show primarily focuses on interviews with prominent American politicians. This interview is then followed by a discussion with a roundtable of panelists. The panelists often consist of journalists and columnists from major publications. 

Premiered: 1954

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Talk show, News

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Meet the Press is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
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Host: Chuck Todd
Air time: 9 am ET

Format: Focusing on the examinations of facts behind current political and general news stories, this 52-minute program consisting of a one-on-one interview with the host, often followed by a roundtable discussion. The roundtable discussion is sometimes replaced by a one-on-two interview with figures in adversarial positions.

Premiered: 1947

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): News, Public affairs

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Fox News Sunday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
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Host: Chris Wallace

Air Time: 9 am ET

Format: The first minute of the show goes over the major headlines of the previous week. The host interviews newsmakers of the last week for the first half. For the second half of the show, he discusses politics with a group of pundits. 

Premiered: 1996

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): News

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The McLaughlin Group is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
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The McLaughlin Group

Host: Tom Rogan

Air Time: 12 pm ET

Format: A single episode will cover three or four issues in the news. The host, Tom Rogan, interviews a panel of moderators to gain different insights into political happenings. One of the show's trademarks involves moderators yelling over each other, often leading to a cacophony of arguments.

Premiered: 1982

Genres (Tv): News

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