Previewing the Sunday Shows
Just two days before the Florida primary, the Sunday Shows are focused on the Sunshine State this weekend.
Face the Nation will broadcast live from Miami, FL, for its first one-hour episode this weekend, finally joining its peers after years of lobbying for a longer time slot. Host Bob Schieffer will be joined by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who will talk about the Republican presidential race, as well as her own reelection campaign, as well as Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who will talk about 2012.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich will make two television appearances on Sunday, stopping by both This Week and Fox News Sunday, where he'll be joined by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. The latter appearance could prove particularly interesting; Gingrich has taken hits from his Republican challengers for criticizing Ryan's budget plan as "right-wing social engineering" in an appearance on Meet the Press last year.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa, will be on Meet the Press, followed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is backing Mitt Romney's campaign, and former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., who is backing Gingrich. Florida Gov. Rick Scott will also talk about the Republican race in his home state on State of the Union.
Pres. Obama's State of the Union speech will also be a major topic on Sunday, with Obama adviser David Axelrod stopping by Meet the Press and House Speaker John Boehner responding to the president's call for compromise on This Week.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and Obama adviser David Axelrod.
Face the Nation hosts DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, RNC chairman Reince Priebus, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., businessman Donald Trump, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, D-Fla.
This Week hosts former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Speaker John Boehner.
Fox News Sunday hosts former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
State of the Union hosts Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Other Weekend Shows
Washington Week features former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo. (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Political Capital features Washington Post's Dan Balz, CBS' John Dickerson, New York Times' Jackie Calmes, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Real Time hosts MSNBC's Martin Bashir, satirist Kennedy, Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Calif., chef Mario Batali and former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room is TBD (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features FCC commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Newsweek's Andrew Sullivan, BBC's Katty Kay, Time's Michael Duffy and Washington Post's Kathleen Parker (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features reporting from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Newsmakers features Florida Republican party chairman Leonard Curry (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features PBS' Jeff Greenfield, USA Today's Jackie Kucinich, Los Angeles Time's Mark Barabak, Washington Post's Kathleen Parker, Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page, consultant Mark Potts (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Newsweek's Niall Ferguson, former Al Jazeera Network director general Wadah Khanfar, Singapore University professor Kishore Mahbubani (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features interviews with Pres. Obama, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and actor Demain Bichir (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)
Up features Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., The Nation editor Richard Kim, DEMOS dir. Heather McGhee and Rolling Stone's Michael Hasting (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.)
Up features Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Latino Decisions communications director Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, WBAI-FM's Esther Armah, former State Department speechwriter Elise Jordan and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.)