The Situation Room
|The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer|
|Presented by||Wolf Blitzer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||CNN Studios Washington, D.C.|
|Running time||90 minutes Domestic
60 minutes International
|Picture format||480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV),
|Original run||August 8, 2005– present|
The broadcast currently airs weekdays live from 5:00PM to 6:30PM ET from Washington D.C.
The show begins with the following open: "Happening Now ..... We want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world. I'm Wolf Blitzer, and You're in the Situation Room", which includes highlights of what the show will discuss. Current events, breaking news, and political headlines all with discussions happen during the lively program.
While the show has its own correspondents such as Brian Todd and Mary Snow, the show also makes use of top CNN journalists from across the network and political analysts such as Gloria Borger, John King, David Gergen, and Candy Crowley.
The show features segments such as American Solutions or Strategy Session which are lively discussions on the days most pressing issue, as well as Top Stories that showcases headlines of the day. Wolf Blitzer also presents Hot Shots which are pictures coming in from around the world.
Normally at the end of the program, a report by Jeanne Moos is shown that talks about unusual, off-beat soft news stories that focus on subjects related to popular culture. The report makes use of street style interviews, shots of tabloid magazine headlines, and clips garnered from videos on YouTube.
By 2012, CNN's Washington D.C. studios were completely redesigned giving The Situation Room a newly updated look.
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- Jeanne Moos. "Jeanne Moos – The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer". CNN. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- Newscast Studio (10 September 2012). "CNN debuts sleek new studio in Washington". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 10 September 2012.