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CBC's 'The National' To Announce New Hosts Tuesday

Peter Mansbridge stepped down from his role as anchor and chief correspondent earlier this month.

07/31/2017 10:40 EDT | Updated 08/01/2017 06:21 EDT
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Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017.

TORONTO — CBC will usher in a new era of "The National" later today.

The public broadcaster is set to unveil the new hosts of its flagship news program at a 1 p.m. ET news conference.

Peter Mansbridge stepped down from his role as anchor and chief correspondent last month after nearly three decades with the program.

The network had been searching for candidates within and outside the organization to take over hosting duties of "The National."

CBC News has previously confirmed there will be more than one host for program.

The broadcaster also plans to retool the format of its nightly news broadcast when the show relaunches in mid-October.

Viewers can watch the announcement through a Facebook live stream at http://www.facebook.com/thenational.

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