Previewing the Sunday Shows
Both presidential campaigns struggled this week to return to talking about the economy. They'll get a little help in that effort from the Sunday shows this weekend.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will appear on both Meet the Press and Fox News Sunday to discuss former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's vision for the future of the economy. He'll square off against Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on NBC and former Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee, on Fox, who will make President Obama's argument on his behalf. Staples founder Tom Stemberg, whose company is frequently cited as one of the successes during Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, will be on Bloomberg's Political Capital on Friday.
Taking a wider view will be Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, who will discuss the economy and the presidential campaign in general on CNN's State of the Union. They'll also talk about the Democratic and Republican agendas.
Looking to Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will be on Face the Nation, while Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, will be on State of the Union, all discussing the gridlock that has brought that chamber to a near stand-still, what the Senate plans to and can accomplish before the election, as well as each party's chance of being in the majority after the election.
On the House side, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will discuss who will hold the speaker's gavel in 2013 on This Week. Meanwhile, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who is retiring at the end of this year, will be on C-Span's Newsmakers to discuss regulation on Wall Street in light of the losses at JPMorgan, as well as the economic outlook in Europe.
California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom, who recently took on a second job hosting his own Current TV show in the wake of Keith Olbermann's fiery exit, will be a guest on This Week's panel. "The Gavin Newsom Show" premieres on May 18 at 10 p.m.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Face the Nation hosts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
This Week hosts Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and former Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee.
State of the Union hosts Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Staples founder Tom Stemberg and former Citizens Financial Group CEO Larry Fish (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features New York Times' Jeff Zeleney, Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and New York Times' John Harwood (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features HDNet's Dan Rather, Time's Joel Stein, former Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J., CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and the Nation's Jeremy Scahill (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a best of the week (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features New York Magazine's John Heilemann, Washington Post's Kathleen Parker, Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page and Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, RealClearPolitics' Erin McPike, CNN's John Avlon, USA Today president and publisher Larry Kramer, PandoDaily.com's Sarah Lacy and former "Daily Show" producer Mike Rubens (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini and New York Times' Paul Krugman (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features author Robert Caro (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Dominican Republic Vice Presidential candidate Luis Abinader, activist Alejandro Solalinde, United Farm Workers of America president Arturo Rodriguez, Miami-Dade College president Dr. Eduardo Padron and U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute's Dr. Juan Andrade (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).