Previewing the Sunday Shows
New Hampshire will hold its presidential primary on Tuesday and the Sunday shows are going full speed into the Granite State this weekend. Two debates, one hosted by ABC News/Yahoo! News/WMUR-TV on Saturday and another that will air on on Meet the Press on Sunday will feature the six remaining candidates making their closing pitches headed into the primary. ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will moderate the ABC debate while NBC's David Gregory will host the Meet the Press debate.
Stephanopoulos will begin his second tour as host of This Week and will discuss the debate the night before. Former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee and President Obama's strategist David Axelrod will join him to talk about the White House race. The 2012 debate continues with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on FNC's Fox News Sunday. On State of the Union, House Minority LeaderNancy Pelosi will analyze Democrats' 2012 prospects.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will appear on Fox News Sunday while CNN's State of the Union will host former Utah Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman. State of the Union will also feature a debate between rival campaign surrogates. Former Rep. Bob Walker, R-Pa., a Newt Gingrich supporter, and former New Hampshire Republican Gov. John Sununu, a Mitt Romney supporter, will do battle on CNN.
Along with the latest 2012 developments, Face the Nation will cover another major event from the previous week. Obama announced significant changes to the size of the U.S. military. Leon Panetta makes his Sunday show debut as secretary of defense and he'll talk about the changes. Joint Chiefs chairman General Martin Dempsey and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will offer their input on the changes as well.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts a 2012 GOP presidential debate with all six candidates.
Face the Nation hosts Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs chairman General Martin Dempsey and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
This Week hosts former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee and Obama strategist David Axelrod
Fox News Sunday hosts DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, RNC chair Reince Priebus and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas
State of the Union hosts former Utah Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu and former Rep. Bob Walker, R-Pa.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features former Utah Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features Washington Post's Dan Balz, CBS News' John Dickerson, Bloomberg News' Julianna Goldman and New York Times' John Hardwood (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time returns Jan. 13 (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features RNC chair Reince Priebus, National Journal's Ron Brownstein and CNN's Gloria Borger (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features National Journal's Juliana Gruenwald, Telecommunications Reports editor Paul Kirby and The Hill's Gautham Nagesh (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features HDNet's Dan Rather, New York Magazine's John Heilemann, and Bloomberg's Lizzie O'Leary (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features TBD (Sunday, 10am/6pm).
Newsmakers features South Carolina GOP chair Chad Connelly. Guest reporters are National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson and New York Times' Jeff Zeleny (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources hosts ABC News' Jonathan Karl, Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet, Politico's Roger Simon, National Review's Robert Costa, Washington Post's Dana Milbank, (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., Brookings Institute's Michael O'Hanlon, Center for American Progress' Lawrence Korb, STRATEGA CEO Hillary Mann Leverett, author Hooman Majd, State Department's Vali Nasr, Wall Street Journal deputy editor Bret Stephens (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Military.com's Ward Carroll (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Cecila Munoz, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., analysts Helen Aguirre and Fabian Nunez and author Patricia Poleo (Sunday, MSNBC, 7 a.m.)
Up features author Thomas Franks, Reuters' Chrystia Freeland, Center for Community Change director Deepak Bhargava, author Josh Kosman, former Ampad employee Randy Johnson (Saturday, MSNBC, 7 a.m.)
Up features Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar, The Daily's Reihan Salam, Salon's Irin Carmon and performer Lin-Mnauel Miranda (Sunday, MSNBC, 8 a.m.)