Previewing the Sunday Shows
The Sunday shows conclude a busy week of President Obama's gay marriage endorsement, a terrorist attack thwarted, and a flash back to former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney's past.
RNC chair Reince Priebus and Maryland Democratic Gov. and DGA Chairman Martin O'Malley will be on NBC's Meet the Press to talk about the 2012 election. On CNN's State of the Union, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and NRSC chair John Cornyn will talk about 2012 and Congress's agenda for the rest of the year. Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will also be on State of the Union to talk about his home state's swing state status.
Obama came out this week in favor of gay marriage after Vice President Joe Biden forced the issue on last week's Meet the Press. California Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom and American Conservative Union President Al Cardenas will be part of this week's Meet the Press panel that will discuss the impact of the endorsement. Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and former Solicitor General Ted Olsen, who is the attorney for the case against California's Proposition 8, will also talk about the president's decision. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and former New York Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer are on ABC's This Week to debate the ramifications of the gay marriage endorsement.
Fox News' Shannon Bream will be substitute hosting for Chris Wallace this week. She'll have on Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to discuss the foiled terrorist plot that originated in Yemen and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., to talk about Romney's vice presidential choices.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. will be on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the failed terrorist attack. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., will be on CBS' Face the Nation talking about the same issue.
JPMorgan Chase bank is America's most profitable bank but it posted a trading loss of $2 billion dollars this week. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will be on Meet the Press to talk about the economy and this week's surprising news.
Tune in this weekend as CNN will begin its documentary series which looks at key electorate demographic groups and issues surrounding the 2012 election. The first one up is Voters in America: Vets Wanted? Actor JR Martinez narrates the special exploring the difficulties veterans are experiencing gaining employment in the current economy. Also appearing on the program is Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff.
The special focuses on National Guard units as they find themselves in cycles of voluntary deployments because the jobs were not available. The special airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. and re-airs at 11 p.m. on CNN.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts RNC chair Reince Priebus, Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, California Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom, American Conservative Union President Al Cardenas and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Face the Nation hosts Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, former Solicitor General Ted Olsen and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
This Week hosts Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. and former New York Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
State of the Union hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, NRSC chair John Cornyn, Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features National Journal's Major Garrett, CBS' John Dickerson, USA Today's Susan Davis and ABC's Pierre Thomas (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time hosts former NSA adviser Richard Clarke, actress Eva Longoria, Republican strategist Margaret Hoover, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist and author David Cay Johnston (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a replay of an interview with Cuba Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Washington Post's Cecilia Kang and Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz analyzing the changes in membership for the FCC (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Newsweek's Andrew Sullivan, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, CNN's Gloria Borger and Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features Washington Post's Nia Malika Henderson, Daily-Download.com's Lauren Ashburn, former PBS' Terence Smith, AmericaBlog.com's John Aravosis, Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, New York Times' Mark Mazzetti and former Daily Show producer Mike Rubens (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Newsweek's David Frum, UK Labour Party Lord Peter Mandelson, New York Times' Elaine Sciolino, Die Zeit's Josef Joffe, World Bank President Robert Zoellick and BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid, Citizen Link's Yuri Mantilla, Latino Equality Alliance's Roland Palencia, Young Democrats of America Hispanic Caucus chair Phillip Arroyo and Young Republican Federation of America's Fernando Granthon (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Up features Salon.com's David Sirota, The Nation's Richard Kim, author Linda Hirshman, Columbia Law School's Urvashi Vaid, state Sen. Tom Duane, D-N.Y. (MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.).
Up features Feministing.com's Chloe Angyal, Newsweek's Michael Tomasky, author Ronald Scott, author Janny Scott, University of Pennsylvania's Anthea Butler and Rev. Vivian Nixon (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.).