Previewing the Sunday Shows
The Sunday shows will wrap up a long week dominated by foreign policy issues.
President Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will discuss the president's trip to Afghanistan, the administration's handling of the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and the fate of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on This Week. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., will discuss similar topics on State of the Union.
Vice President Biden is headlining Meet the Press this weekend and will be the show's only guest. Biden will discuss the administration's plan to get the economy back on-track as well as the reelection campaign. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a potential running mate for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, will be on the panel.
Also in veepstakes this weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will appear on Fox News Sunday.
Biden will get a little help in making Obama's case from former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who will appear together on Face the Nation, as well as former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland who will be on State of the Union opposite former Republican Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will return to the Sunday shows this weekend, after taking a month off of the weekend circuit. He will appear on Face the Nation and State of the Union to discuss the end of his presidential campaign and whether his tacit endorsement of Romney will soon be accompanied by an actual one. In other surrogate news, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who signed on to the Romney campaign this week, will join Gingrich on Face the Nation.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Vice President Biden and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who will be on the panel.
Face the Nation hosts former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
This Week hosts Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and "Jeopardy"'s Alex Trebek.
State of the Union hosts former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features NBA Commissioner David Stern (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features ABC's Martha Raddatz, New York Times' Peter Baker, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and AP's Charles Babington (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time hosts comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, MSNBC's Ed Schultz, former chief of staff to the Secretary of State Lawrence Wilkerson and Republican strategist Susan Del Percio (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a best of the week (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features White House adviser Howard Schmidt (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features HDNet's Dan Rather, BBC's Katty Kay, Time's Joe Klein and NBC's Kelly O'Donnell (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features Washington Post's Dana Milbank, author Jonah Goldberg, former NBC reporter Fred Francis, Maryland University professor Mark Feldstein and Columbia University professor Emily Bell (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Time's Rana Foroohar, Financial Times' Martin Wolf, former Bain Capital director Edward Conard and author Robert Caro (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features author Robert Caro (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Mexican Rep. Jose Carlos Ramirez Marin, Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota spokesman Juan Marcos Gutierrez and Mexican Sen. Ricardo Monreal (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Up features Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and author Jonathan Haidt (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.).
Up features Newsweek's David Frum, activist Alexis Goldstein and New York Times' Catherine Rampell (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.).