Previewing The Sunday Shows
As Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend and remember soldiers of current and past wars, the Sunday shows will have a lot to discuss about 2012 candidates announcing, the debt ceiling, the economy, and the NY-26 special election.
This week Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget died in the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be on "Meet the Press" to talk about the repercussions of the failure to pass another budget and if there can be a compromise on the debt ceiling. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., will follow to discuss the fallout from the special election in New York where Ryan's budget plan took center stage. "Face the Nation" will host House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to discuss 2012, jobs, and the politics of Medicare.
On "Fox News Sunday," Reps. Allen West, R-Fla., and Donna Edwards , D-Md., will debate fiscal issues, foreign affairs and America's future. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will sit down with host Chris Wallace to reflect on the role of the United States in its current wars. "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley will talk to the U.S. Army's Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, American Legion's Legislative Director Tim Tetz, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff, Sen. Patty Murray , D-Wash., and Purple Heart Homes' founder Dale Beatty to discuss the veterans returning from wars on this Memorial weekend.
"This Week" host Christiane Amanpour will address 2012 with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Amanpour will travel to Indianapolis to learn more about Daniels' decision not to run for president.
During the past week, a severe tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, and Wolf Blitzer will reflect on the tragic events. Following Blitzer, CNN will air 'CNN Presents: A Twister's Fury- In the Path of Destruction' and correspondents Drew Griffin and David Mattingly will bring the latest on the survivors and destruction in the heartland.
New to our listings this week is Univision's Spanish-language public affairs program "Al Punto" (To The Point). "Al Punto" is hosted by veteran journalist and co-anchor of Univision's evening news program "Noticiero Univision," Jorge Ramos. "Al Punto," like its English-language counterparts on broadcast networks, features interviews with prominent opinion makers and politicans along with a roundtable of analysis. The program will feature discussion of issues important to Hispanics living in the United States.
On "Al Punto" this Sunday, Ecuador President Rafael Correa's brother Fabricio Correa will explain why he thinks his brother is misusing his office by trying to control all powers in the country. Ramos will then discuss the Obama administration's stance on free trade in South America and South Korea with Under Secretary of Commerce of International Trade Francisco Sanchez. Also on the program is Texas state Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna, who recently revealed that her family was undocumented when they immigrated to the United States.
Get the full listings after the jump.