In a bid to increase coverage of Washington D.C., CBS is revamping America Decides into a weekday panel program. Premiering on May 1st, 2023, the streaming series will feature an array of network anchors and correspondents providing the latest news surrounding the upcoming 2024 election cycle. Audiences can tune in Monday through Thursday at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. ET.
Vice president and managing editor of CBS News, Robert Gifford, released a statement announcing the network “aims to bring a fresh perspective that will leave viewers more informed, offering facts without opinion, and allow newsmakers to speak in a venue that goes beyond soundbites.”
The show will feature a panel of notable anchors Robert Costa, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Major Garrett, Ed O’Keefe, Nikole Killion, Scott MacFarlane, Weijia Jiang, and Nancy Cordes. CBS News elections and surveys director, Anthony Salvanto, will provide updates on the latest polling numbers.
President and co-head of CBS News and Stations had this to say about the upcoming news show:
“The stream team, led by Anthony Galloway working with Rob Gifford and Allison Sandza, has put together a program showcasing the strengths of our unrivaled political reporting team at CBS News. It will be set in DC in a studio being upgraded now and stream Monday through Thursday at 5:00 PM ET, with second runs at 6:00 PM ET and 9:00 PM ET.
Every day America Decides will go deeper than the headlines with our team offering new reporting, newsmaker interviews, and accurate analysis of what’s happening in DC and how that impacts every Main Street across the country. America Decides will be where newsmakers go talk first and where multiplatform viewers turn for the best political news anywhere.
America Decides paired with CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson creates a powerful evening lineup on the stream for news today and as we look ahead to what is shaping up to be the upcoming consequential election season”
CBS News Prime Time with John Dickerson will follow America Decides with discussions on new topics. As more households get their news from streaming sources, CBS hopes to expand awareness of political coverage, including possibly covering live debates and conventions around the country.