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The Best Sunday Morning Shows 

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Updated May 29, 2019 268 votes 86 voters 5.6k views 12 items

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.

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CBS News Sunday Morning ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
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Host: Jane Pauley

Air Time: 9 am ET

Format: The show begins with a short summary of national and international headlines. It then follows a standard news format, including clips of news stories to come later in the program. 

Premiered: 1979

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): News, News magazine

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Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 2 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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This Week is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sunday Morning Shows
Photo:  This Week/ABC

Host: George Stephanopoulos

Air Time: 9 am ET

Format: The show is a political affairs program that airs every week on ABC. There are many key features to every program, including a roundtable of pundits. The show also includes the Sunday Funnies, which consists of a collection of jokes from late-night programs. 

Premiered: 1981

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): News, Public affairs

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Fox News Sunday is listed (or ranked) 4 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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