Previewing the Sunday Shows
With the exception of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, the Republican presidential contenders will appear on a special edition of FNC's Huckabee titled "Forum 2: South Carolina Undecided." Former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee will be joined by Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and the candidates will field questions from an audience of undecided South Carolina voters.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich will be appearing on Face the Nation and Meet the Press. Rick Tyler, adviser to the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future, a group supporting Gingrich, will be on Fox News Sunday as the group launched a 28 minute ad attacking Romney's business record. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., will be on both Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry will be on CNN's State of the Union and ABC's This Week. Club for Growth President Chris Chocola will discuss 2012 on Fox News Sunday.
The presidential race has a new twist as Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert will appear on This Week following his announcement that he is launching an exploratory committee to run for president, even as the South Carolina filing deadline has passed.
Palmetto State pols dominate the Sunday show circuit as Meet the Press hosts Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C. while Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will be on Face the Nation.
South Carolina Baptist Convention President Rev. Brad Atkins and Bob Jones University Chancellor Bob Jones III will be on State of the Union. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will also be on State of the Union.
President Obama and the Democrats' 2012 prospects will be the subject of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's appearance on Meet the Press and Obama adviser David Axelrod's appearance on State of the Union.
This weekend on the OWN Network, Oprah Winfrey's new primetime series Oprah's Next Chapter will feature an interview with New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie on Sunday night at 9 pm. He'll share his thoughts on the campaigns of Obama and Romney and provide details of his own personal struggles.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Face the Nation hosts former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen.
Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. and author Jodi Kantor.
This Week hosts Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert and Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
Fox News Sunday hosts former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Winning Our Future adviser Rick Tyler, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola
State of the Union hosts Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, South Carolina Baptist Convention President Rev. Brad Atkins, Bob Jones University Chancellor Bob Jones III, Obama adviser David Axelrod and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Center for American Progress chair John Podesta (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features National Journal's Beth Reinhard, Bloomberg News' Jeanne Cummings, RealClearPolitics'
Alexis Simendinger, NBC's Pete Williams (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time hosts former businessman Herman Cain, Alexandra Pelosi, David Frum, Rob Reiner and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features National Journal's Ron Brownstein and CNN's Gloria Borger (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features New York Times' Nick Bilton (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Michael Duffy, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, Politico's John Harris and Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features TBD (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Richard Land (C-SPAN, Sunday,
10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources is Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson, Politico's Maggie Haberman, Business Insider's Glynnis MacNicol, Current TV's David Shuster, The Blaze's Amy Holmes, St. Petersburg Times' Eric Deggans and Newsday's Verne Gay (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features New York Times' Paul Krugman, Harvard's Kenneth Rogoff, former Iraq Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, Council of Foreign Relations fellow Max Boot, Former Deputy United Nations Envoy to Afghanistan Peter Galbraith (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Washington Post's Glenn Kessler (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Republican analyst Emilio Gonzalez, Democratic analyst Fabian Nunez, Hispanic issues expert Arnoldo Torres, Emeequis director Ignacio Rodriguez Reina, Emeequis' Humberto Padgett, and actor Diego Luna (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)
Up features CCR's Vincent Warren, Grist's David Roberts, former Guantanomo Bay prisoner Lakhdar Boumediene (MSNBC, Saturday, 7
Up features former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Demos' Bob Herbert, Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., The Nation's Katrinia vanden Heuvel, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.)