Previewing The Sunday Shows
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will cap his tough week with an appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend. The appearance will be an opportunity for Perry to redirect the conversation on his candidacy; the week began with the governor wading more deeply into the birther issue and in CNN/Time's polls of the first four primary states later in the week, Perry turned in a poor showing. The Perry's camp's recent signal that he may start skipping debates is also a likely topic of conversation.
A note: despite various media reports to the contrary, Perry will not be on Fox News Sunday for the full hour. His interview will air during both interview time slots, followed by a political roundtable.
Herman Cain will be on Face the Nation on Sunday, his second appearance on the program in three weeks. In a video preview for the interview, host Bob Schieffer actually laughs as he refers to Cain as "the Republican frontrunner," but later adds, "the time has come to start taking Herman Cain seriously." Though Cain's Chief of Staff Mark Block's unorthodox campaign video is almost sure to come up -- as it did in all of Cain's TV appearances this week -- Schieffer seems intent on getting back to the issues, particularly Cain's political organization and his strong second-place standing in CNN/Time polls in Iowa and South Carolina.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts White House senior adviser David Plouffe.
Face the Nation hosts former businessman Herman Cain.
This Week hosts Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Microsoft executive Bill Gates.
Fox News Sunday hosts Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
State of the Union hosts Obama adviser David Axelrod, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Radio Iowa director O. Kay Henderson and St. Petersburg Times editor Adam Smith.
Other Weekend Shows:
Political Capital features Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features New York Times' Jackie Calmes, Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook, CBS' John Dickerson and New York Times' John Harwood (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, Republican strategist Ron Christie, Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and former CNN foreign correspondent Michael Ware (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room will re-air an interview with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
Communicators features Verizon Vice President Thomas Tauke and Politico's Kim Hart (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Washington Post's Bob Woodward, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, New York Magazine's John Heilemann and BBC's Katty Kay (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features former Obama economics adviser Steven Rattner and Cornell University president David Skorton (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features Federal Housing Finance director Edward DeMarco (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, Politico's Roger Simon, blogger John Aravosis, BusinessInsider's Glynnis MacNicol, Washington Post's Paul Farhi and BuzzMachine.com's Jeff Jarvis (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Newsweek's Niall Ferguson, Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs, author Bernard-Henri Levy and author Michael Lewis (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Republican strategist Adolfo Franco, Tijuana Zeta's Adela NavarroBello and singer Pepe Aguilar (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).