Previewing the Sunday Shows
Sunday marks a huge milestone for CBS, with Face the Nation finally expanding to a full hour time slot -- and that's no April Fool's joke. After years of lobbying for more time, host Bob Schieffer announced the change in December and ran a "test" show in January, broadcasting live from Florida for a full hour before the Florida primary. "For 57 years, Face the Nation has covered the biggest stories and the most important newsmakers in American politics," Schieffer said in a release. "Starting Sunday, we'll bring you a full hour. It's about time!"
The inaugural episode will feature Vice President Biden, who sat down with Schieffer on Thursday in Milwaukee. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas will also appear on Face the Nation -- their only Sunday show stop this week, after months of multiple weekend appearances for both candidates.
NBC's Savannah Guthrie will host Meet the Press this week while David Gregory is out. She'll interview former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough will take over at the end of the show to moderate the panel.
Looking ahead to Tuesday's Wisconsin and Maryland primaries, Santorum will also appear on Fox News Sunday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won't make any appearances himself this weekend, but Kevin Madden, a senior adviser to his campaign, will be on Face the Nation and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who endorsed Romney this week, will be on This Week and State of the Union, where he'll be joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In light of the recent shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin and the ensuing controversy, CNN will host a one-hour live town hall "Race and Justice in America" on Saturday at 2 p.m. Hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the town hall will feature expert commentary and audience questions.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Face the Nation hosts Vice President Biden, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney adviser Kevin Madden.
This Week hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
Fox News Sunday hosts former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean.
State of the Union hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features former NSA adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former CBS announcer Bill Packer (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features NBC's Pete Williams, Reuters' Joan Biskupic, New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time hosts former White House policy adviser Zeke Emanuel, television executive Matthew Weiner, Republican strategist Rich Galen, former Obama administration official Van Jones and former State Department staffer Elise Jordan (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room will re-air interviews with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features NBC's Pete Williams, HDNet's Dan Rather, Washington Post's Kathleen Parker and Washington Post's Nia Henderson (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features George Washington University's Frank Sesno, radio host Callie Crossley, Miami Herald's Francis Robles, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, GQ's Ana Marie Cox and radio host Michael Medved (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Dr. Matthew Franck, Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Time's Jon Meacham, Newsweek's Andrew Sullivan, astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and AEI's Charles Murray (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features author Jerry Ensiminger and dir. Rachel Libert (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.)
Al Punto features former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, Columbia Foreign Affairs minister Maria Angela Holguin, author Alberto Athie and Legionnaires of Christ spokesman Javier Bravo (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.)