Previewing the Sunday Shows
The Sunday Shows, like the presidential campaign debate, will focus on two critical voting blocs this weekend: Hispanics and women.
President Obama will reach out to the former group with an appearance on Univison's Al Punto on Sunday. Obama will speak from Cartagena, Colombia -- where he will be attending the Summit of the Americas -- about immigration, drug decriminalization and the Trayvon Martin case, as well as the summit itself. He will be followed by RNC chairman Reince Preibus, who will discuss his party's outreach to the Hispanic community and its stance on immigration.
The Hilary Rosen controversy will spill into the Sunday Shows as well, as the "war on women" continues. Rosen was originally scheduled to be on Meet the Press herself, but dropped out at the last minute. The show will still feature a panel discussion on the issue and how both parties will appeal to female voters in the fall. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn., will be guests on the panel.
With the Obama White House doubling down on the Buffett rule this week and a less-than-stellar March jobs report hurting the administration, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will take up the president's case on Meet the Press, This Week and Face the Nation on Sunday.
Fox News Sunday will feature a broader discussion of the 2012 presidential race with Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, who is serving as a senior adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign. Kevin Madden, another Romney adviser, will appear on This Week.
C-SPAN's Newsmakers will focus on the battle for the Senate, with a discussion with DSCC executive director Guy Cecil and NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace will pay tribute to his father, former 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, on Sunday. The elder Wallace died on April 7 at the age of 93. The segment will feature a 2005 interview the Fox News host conducted with his father, as well as his own reflections.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn.
Face the Nation hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
This Week hosts Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden.
Fox News Sunday hosts Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
State of the Union hosts RNC chairman Reince Priebus.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features White House senior adviser David Plouffe (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features Washington Post's Dan Balz, National Journal's Beth Reinhard, Politico's John Harris and Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features PBS' Tavis Smiley, sociologist Eric Klinenberg, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, former Rep. David Stockman, R-Mich., and Washington Free Beacon Editor-in-Chief Matthew Continetti (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a round-up of the week's interviews (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Assistant Commerce Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Michael Duffy, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and AP's Kasie Hunt (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Wall Street Journal Report features Economist's Matthew Bishop (CNBC, Sunday, 10a.m./6p.m.).
Newsmakers features DSCC executive director Guy Cecil and NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features Politico's Jonathan Martin, Sirius XM's Julie Mason, former CNN reporter Lola Ogunnaike, American University professor Jane Hall, CBS' Bob Simon and CBS' Steve Kroft (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features National Economic Council director Gene Sperling, New York Times' Jeffrey Gettleman and Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Lantos Foundation pres./CEO Katrina Lantos Sweet (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Pres. Obama, RNC chair Reince Priebus and singer/songwriter Charly Garcia (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Up features New York Times' Mark Bittman, MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson, Washington Times' Kerry Picket and Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.).
Up features Reuters' David Cay Johnston, Demos dir. Heather McGhee, ex-Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and ex-Dept. of Labor chief economist Betsey Stevenson (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.).