The Lead with Jake Tapper
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|The Lead with Jake Tapper|
|Directed by||Reza J. Baktar|
|Presented by||Jake Tapper|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Federico S. Quadrani|
|Production location(s)||CNN Studios Washington, D.C.|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV),|
|Original release||March 18, 2013 –|
|Related shows||State of the Union|
The show currently airs weekdays live from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET from CNN's studios in Washington D.C.
The show contains a "lead" for different subjects. They are the National, Political, Money, Buried, Sports, World, Pop, Tech, and Health leads.
In 2013, the show was given a week primetime run at 10 pm ET. That week, terrorists bombed the Boston marathon causing Tapper's primetime run to be cancelled in favor of a live edition of Anderson Cooper 360°.
Following Piers Morgan's departure from CNN in March 2014, CNN President Jeff Zucker had various anchors fill the 9 pm ET slot as a test run. Among them was The Lead airing at 9 pm ET for the weeks of April 7 and April 14.
The Lead with Jake Tapper was also broadcast via tape-delay on CNN Philippines every Tuesday-Saturday for one hour at 11:00 am, local time from February 15 to July 23, 2016. From March 16 until September 5, 2015, the show aired at 4:00 pm. The Lead moved its morning telecast to 9:00 am but was truncated to 30 minutes until late January 2016 when it was moved to 8:30 for at least a month.
Before August 2016, The Lead with Jake Tapper was axed on CNN Philippines as part of program restructuring.