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Daylight saving time explained

POSTED: 12:22 PM Nov 04 2011   UPDATED: 1:06 PM Mar 05 2015

Daylight saving time begins this weekend. What's behind the tradition of pushing our clocks ahead each spring?

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Contrary to popular belief, no federal rule mandates that states or territories observe daylight saving time.

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