Your World Today initially aired for up to four hours per day. It aired every day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time. However, following the creation of programmes such as The Brief, Prism and International Desk, the weekday edition was reduced to sixty minutes, while the weekend edition aired for thirty minutes. An additional edition of the program aired on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m., for thirty minutes.
Based at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, the program featured reports worldwide by CNN correspondents and affiliates.
It included regular business updates from New York City and London, sports and weather updates as well as covering all the live and breaking news.
An edition of the program in the 12:00 p.m. time slot was previously simulcast on CNN, making it one of the few shows in cable television to be broadcast in over 200 countries and territories. In September 2008, CNN Newsroom took over the program's hour timeslot on CNN.