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Jake Tapper’s ‘State of the Union’ Battles for Sunday Scoops

Jake Tapper’s ‘State of the Union’ Battles for Sunday Scoops

Jake Tapper talks to CNN viewers all week, but Sunday is when he knows he can have a longer conversation.

In July of 2016, David Brown, the police chief of Dallas, came to Tapper’s weekend program, “State of the Union” for an exchange about five police officers killed during an act of domestic terrorism. Their interview took place over three segments and nearly 40 minutes.

“One of the gifts of the Sunday show is that you can really talk for an extensive period of time with somebody and do a very long interview,” says Tapper, who engaged in his own sizable discussion with Variety earlier this week. “You don’t have to do 30 guests for three minutes each. You can do one, and I think that the best shows we’ve done are when we really give somebody the time.”

Tapper has been at the helm of “State of the Union” for five years,

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