Previewing the Sunday Shows
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., who pulled even with frontrunning Mitt Romney in national polls this week, will appear on CBS's Face the Nation to talk about the presidential race. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who is hoping to resurrect his campaign, will appear on Fox News Sunday while Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will discuss strategy on CNN's State of the Union.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will appear on NBC's Meet the Press and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be on Fox News Sunday to discuss the president's budget proposal. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will talk about President Obama's electoral prospects on ABC's This Week. Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will be on State of the Union to offer perspectives on the economy and 2012 landscape.
Foreign policy is also on the agenda on State of the Union as former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and former Ambassador Edward Walker will be on to discuss the latest on Iran.
Be sure to tune in this weekend to MSNBC's debut program Melissa Harris-Perry at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. On both editions Melissa Harris-Perry, cable news' only PhD host, will discuss a wide range of issues from the evolution of the Republican Party to poverty in America.
On Saturday at 10 p.m. on Fox News Channel, Shepard Smith will host a special: Glen Campbell Fights Alzheimer's. On the one hour program, musician Glen Campbell will offer an in-depth look at the Alzheimer's disease. Smith will interview Maria Shriver about her own father's struggle and Vice President Joe Biden will discuss raising awareness about the disease.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Face the Nation hosts former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
This Week hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
Fox News Sunday hosts former Speaker Newt Gingrich and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
State of the Union hosts Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas., Starbuck CEO Howard Schultz, former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, former Ambassador Edward Walker and Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.)
Washington Week features Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, New York Times' Jackie Calmes, USA Today's Susan Davis, ABC News' Martha Raddatz (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.)
Real Time hosts actress Alexandra Wentworth, RealClearPolitics' Erin McPike, Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore and former Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.)
Situation Room features a best of the week (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
Communicators features Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Michael Duffy, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, National Journal's Major Garrett and Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes (NBC, Sunday, check local listings)
Newsmakers features Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.)
Reliable Sources features New York Times' Frank Bruni, Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, RealClearPolitics' Scott Copley, New York Times' David Carr, Daily Caller's Vince Coglianese, WUSA TV's Andrea McCarren, Vanity Fair's Buzz Bissinger (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, author Gordon Chang, Atlantic's James Fallows, Harvard professor Roderick MacFarquhar (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features filmmaker Charles Evans Jr. and former Philip Morris researcher Victor DeNoble (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.)
Al Punto features Los Angeles Board of Education President Monica Garcia, author Alberto Tavira, Judge Bernando Sepulveda Amor and Antonio Alarcon (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)
Up features Colorlines.com director Kai Wright, WGBH's Maria Hinojosa, National Review's Reihan Salam, John Jay College professor Peter Moskos (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.)
Up features author Wallace Shawn, Demos' Heather McGhee, former CBS' Jeff Greenfield, Reuters' Chrystia Freeland, Majority Report's Sam Seder (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.)
Melissa Harris-Perry features Feministing.com editor Chloe Angyal, Columbia University professor Dorian Warren, author Baratunde Thurston, Georgetown professor Peter Edelman and New York GOP chair Edward Cox (MSNBC, SAT, 10 a.m.)
Melissa Harris-Perry features Pennsylvania University professor Anthea Butler, NYU professor Kenji Yoshino, former South Carolina GOP chair Katon Dawson (MSNBC, SUN, 10 a.m.)