Previewing The Sunday Shows
The debt ceiling debate reaches its peak as Congress enters the last weekend before the August 2nd deadline. The weekend shows will focus on the topic as the specter of default and a loss of credit rating loom.
On Saturday, Fox News will air a live special edition of the "The Cost of Freedom" called "Budget Brawl: Taking It to the Limit." Fox News' Neil Cavuto will bring the latest on the debt ceiling and he'll interview political and business leaders including former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and several others.
Get the complete listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm
Face the Nation hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Charles Schumer
This Week hosts White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe and Sen. Lindsey Graham R-S.C .
Fox News Sunday hosts National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.
State of the Union hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi.
Other Weekend Shows
Washington Week features National Journal's Major Garrett, Bloomberg News' Jeanne Cummings, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel, Washington Post's Karen Tumulty (PBS, FRI, 8pm).
Real Time features actor Bryan Cranston, investigator Harry Markopolos, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, former Karl Rove aide Margaret Hoover, and FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe (HBO, FRI, 10pm).
Situation Room features TBD (CNN, SAT, 6:30pm).
Communicators features participants at two recent technology and telecommunication (C-SPAN, SAT, 6:30pm).
Chris Matthews Show features NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson, and Time's Michael Duffy (NBC, SUN, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features Strategas Research's Jason Trennert, SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert, and Jetsetter.com CEO Drew Patterson(SUN, 10am/6pm).
Newsmakers hosts Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Washington Post's Dan Balz, and Associated Press's Liz Sidoti (C-SPAN, SUN, 10am/6pm).
Reliable Sources features Politico's Jonathan Martin, CBS' Nancy Cordes, and New York Times' Michael Shear (CNN, SUN, 10am).
Fareed Zakaria GPS hosts IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and GM chairman Daniel Akerson (CNN, SUN, 10am).
Q & A features FNC's Juan Williams (C-SPAN, SUN, 8pm).
Al Punto features Democratic strategist Maria Cardona, Republican analyst Helen Aguirre, FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, and kidnapping victims Eduardo and Jayne Garcia Valseca (UNIVISION, SUN, 10am).