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The Situation Room

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Title card
Presented by Wolf Blitzer
Country of origin United States
Location(s) CNN Studios Washington, D.C.
Running time 120 minutes
Original channel CNN
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08) – present
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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is an afternoon, early evening newscast on CNN and CNN International hosted by Wolf Blitzer that first aired on August 8, 2005.

The broadcast currently airs weekdays live from 5:00PM to 7:00PM 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, political headlines, and extraordinary reports all with discussions happen during the lively program.

The show also makes use of top CNN journalists from across the network and political analysts. They include Brian Todd, John King, and Candy Crowley.

By 2012, CNN's Washington D.C. studios were completely redesigned giving The Situation Room a newly updated look.[1]

Former Situation Room main contributors include Lisa Sylvester who showcased reports and headlines, Jack Cafferty who presented The Cafferty File, and Kate Bolduan who briefly co-hosted part of the program with Wolf Blitzer.

Preceded by
The Lead with Jake Tapper
CNN weekday lineup
5:00PM–7:00PM ET
Succeeded by
Erin Burnett OutFront


  1. ^ Newscast Studio (10 September 2012). "CNN debuts sleek new studio in Washington". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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