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Top Ten Things You Don’t Know About State of the Union
A stitched photo of the State of the Union control room on Sunday, minutes before air.
May 1st, 2013
06:54 PM ET

Top Ten Things You Don’t Know About State of the Union

10. Our Sunday morning starts at 4am... that’s when one of our producers sends everyone the news that happened since we went to bed on Saturday night. From there, we change the show to incorporate that news, rewriting scripts, updating our guests, and changing our line of questioning.

9. Candy reads about fifty pages of briefing PER GUEST. Every week.

8. Our control room, Control A, is equipped so that we can watch nearly 100 different screens at one time.


May 1st, 2013
06:10 PM ET

Politics in the aftermath of terror

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) discuss how the Boston attacks will affect politics.

May 1st, 2013
05:53 PM ET

Connecting the dots

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns discuss some of the intelligence failures preceding the Boston attacks.

Filed under: Michael Chertoff • Nicholas Burns
May 1st, 2013
05:51 PM ET

Who's watching the watchlists?

Why were warnings from Russia missed?  Sen. Dan Coats (R-Intel Cmte) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Intel Cmte) weigh in.

Filed under: Adam Schiff • Dan Coats