Previewing The Sunday Shows
This is no trick but it may be a treat for the hundreds, maybe thousands, descending on the National Mall tomorrow at noon. "The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear?" hosted by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert is finally here after weeks of speculation. The rally will be broadcasted live on Comedy Central and C-SPAN at noon for those that cannot attend in person.
This weekend we'll hear closing arguments from Senate and House leaders including a "Face the Nation" showdown between NRSC Chair John Cornyn (R-Texas) and DSCC Chair Robert Menendez (R-N.J.). RNC Chair Michael Steele will be on "State of the Union" while DNC Chair Tim Kaine meets RGA Chair Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) on "Meet The Press."
Other weekend specials include: CNN's "Boiling Point: Inside The Tea Party" will air at 8 pm ET 10/30. The one-hour documentary showcases CNN's Shannon Travis reporting on the Tea Party movement from California, Delaware, Alaska, Florida and beyond, interviewing former Tea Party Express chair Mark Williams, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), and "the godmother" of the Tea Party Mary Rakovich. Also on CNN, a special "Fareed Zakaria GPS" called "Restoring the American Dream." The special will shed some light on what must be done "to restore the America's economic prosperity and "America Votes 2010" with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchor live updates of last minute midterm election news (Saturday at 6 p.m./ Sunday at 9 p.m.).
Meet the Press hosts Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), DNC Chair Tim Kaine, NBC's Tom Brokaw, Time's Mark Halperin, NPR's Michele Norris, Cook Report's Charlie Cook and NBC's Chuck Todd.
Face the Nation hosts Rep. Pete King (R-NY), Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D).
This Week hosts NRSC Chair John Cornyn and DSCC Chair Robert Menendez.
Fox News Sunday hosts former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen (Md.).
State of the Union hosts RNC Chair Michael Steele, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), radio host William Bennett and former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.).
Washington Week features Washington Post's Dan Balz, National Journal's Major Garrett, New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Politico's Jeanne Cummings (PBS, FRI, 8pm).
Real Time features Jimmy Carter, FNC's Margaret Hoover, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, National Review's Reihan Salam and actor Zach Galifianakis (HBO, FRI, 10pm).
Situation Room features pre-empted for special election coverage (CNN, SAT, 6:30pm).
Communicators features former House Energy & Commerce Committee's chief counsel's Howard Waltzman and Counsel Gregg Rothschild. Guest reporter is Politico's Tony Romm (C-SPAN, SAT, 6:30pm).
Huckabee hosts TBD (FNC, SAT, 8pm).
Chris Matthews Show features New York Magazine's John Heilemann, "Huffington Post"'s Howard Fineman, MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell and New York Time's Helene Cooper (NBC, SUN, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and ex-Reagan adviser Lawrence B. Lindsey (SUN, 10am/6pm).
Newsmakers hosts TBD. Guest reporters are TBD (C-SPAN, SUN, 10am/6pm).
Reliable Sources features "Huffington Post"'s Arianna Huffington, Washington Post's Paul Farhi, radio show host Michael Medved, DailyBeast.com's John Avlon, National Review's Jim Geraghty, Washington Examiner's Julie Mason and Jimmy Carter (CNN, SUN, 10am).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features a GPS special "Restoring the America Dream" (CNN, SUN, 1pm).
Q & A features authors Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley (C-SPAN, SUN, 8pm).