On Saturdays and Sundays, the program airs with the title The World This Weekend. In the Maritime Provinces, The World This Weekend airs at 7 p.m. rather than 6, as the final hour of the live Cross Country Checkup occupies the 6 to 7 p.m. time slot on Sundays in the Atlantic Time Zone. In the rest of Canada, however, The World This Weekend airs at 6 p.m.
The program's anchors are Bernie McNamee and Maureen Brosnahan. Lorna Jackson was the weekend anchor until her retirement from the CBC on May 27, 2007; the weekend edition is currently anchored by Dave Seglins.
Formerly heard on both CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two, the program only airs on Radio One as of March 2007.