Previewing the Sunday Shows
The Sunday shows this week will look at the implications of the Wisconsin recall election as well as refocus on the presidential race.
It all begins on Face the Nation, where victorious Gov. Scott Walker himself will take about his win and what it means for Wisconsin. Time will tell if host Bob Schieffer will be any more successful in getting Walker to talk about the national implications of his race; he demurred for much of the week, saying only that he supports Mitt Romney, and that a solutions-oriented candidate will win. Democratic Governor's Association head Martin O'Malley will be on-hand to make the Democrats' case. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka will also be on the show to discuss the blow dealt to organized labor last Tuesday and how it will affect Democrats' chances in the fall.
Fox News Sunday will feature a similar discussion between Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who will champion Republicans' -- and Walker's -- cause, while National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel and AFL-CIO deputy Chief of staff Thea Lee will take up labor's side of the argument.
Obama senior adviser David Axelrod can expect to be asked about those topics on State of the Union, as well as recent allegations that the White House has been leaking national security information to the media for political gain, an effort Axelrod himself has been accused of organizing. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who head their respective chambers' Intelligence Committees, will talk about the allegations and pending congressional inquiries in appearances on Face the Nation.
ABC’s This Week hosts former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, and Axelrod will appear as well. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who got into some hot water this week for suggesting that a president Hillary Clinton would have done a better job on healthcare reform, will join the panel on This Week alongside former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, conservative commentator Ann Coulter and former Obama environmental adviser Van Jones. They will discuss a variety of topics including the Wisconsin recall, the presidential race and upcoming decisions by the Supreme Court on healthcare and, potentially, gay marriage.
Moving down-ballot, former astronaut Jose Hernandez, a Democratic rising star who is challenging Republican Rep. Jeff Denham in California's 10th district, will be on Univision's Al Punto on Sunday. Hernandez pulled down an impressive 28% of the vote in Tuesday's congressional primary, holding Denham to 47% of the vote. Independent candidate Chad Condit -- son of former Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif. -- took in nearly 15% of the vote on Tuesday, meaning there is some room for Hernandez to pull off an upset. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has high hopes for Hernandez and has placed him in their "Red to Blue" program.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who is up for reelection this year, will be on C-Span's Newsmakers. She will be discussing the $969 billion Farm Bill that she is co-sponsoring with Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
On Sunday night, CNN's Fareed Zakaria is hosting a primetime special on immigration featuring Independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kansas' Republican Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, who contributed to Arizona's controversial immigration law and has advised Romney's campaign on the issue. The special, entitled "Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Making Immigration Work," airs at 8 p.m.
Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be on Face the Nation to discuss the scandal and their coverage of it, just a week before the 40th anniversary of the break-in at the Watergate Office Building on June 17, 1972.
Meet the Press will not air this Sunday. It has been preempted for NBC's coverage of the French Open.
Check out the full listings after the jump.