Previewing the Sunday Shows
Updated at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday
"Meet the Press" host David Gregory announced at the end of last week's show that this Sunday's program would be devoted to a surrogate debate for the candidates who were then the top two GOP presidential contenders, with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty representing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal representing Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But "Meet the Press" had to alter that schedule in order to accommodate businessman Herman Cain's surge in this week's NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. Cain will lead out the hour, followed by the debate between Pawlenty and Jindal.
This will mark Cain's third straight week on one of the top five Sunday shows, with appearances on both "Face the Nation" and "State of the Union" last week and stops on "This Week" and "Fox News Sunday" the week before, following his win in the Presidency 5 straw poll.
Also on TV this Sunday, Fox News and CNN will be broadcasting live from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in Washington, D.C. Morning events, beginning at 8 a.m., will be emceed by CNN's Roland Martin and PBS' Gwen Ifill, followed by the formal dedication at 11 a.m. which will feature appearances by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, among others.
Get the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts former businessman Herman Cain, former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Face the Nation hosts Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
This Week hosts Obama adviser David Axelrod.
Fox News Sunday hosts House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
State of the Union hosts former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features RealClearPolitics' Alexis Simendinger, National Journal's James Kitfield, Washington Post's Karen Tumulty and Time's Michael Duffy (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features magician Penn Jillette, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, American Spectator's John Fund and radio host Thom Hartmann (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Situation Room features former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
Communicators features Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif., American Registry for Internet Numbers CEO John Curran and Politico's Jennifer Martinez (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Joe Klein, National Journal's Major Garrett, BBC's Katty Kay, Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features UNIQLO CEO Tadashi Yana (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions. Guest reporters are Politico's Alex Isenstadt and National Journal Hotline's Jessica Taylor (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources is preempted by a special for the MLK Memorial Dedication, "State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Building the Dream" (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Forbes editor-in-chief Steve Forbes, Reuters' editor-in-chief Chrystia Freeland, New York Times' Paul Krugman and Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Alfredo Quinoes-Hinojosa (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence Deputy Director Jose Rico, Harvard professor Fernando Reimers, Miami Dade College president Eduardo Padron, Univision president Cesar Conde and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Sylvia Mendez (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).