Previewing the Sunday Shows
This weekend the Sunday shows turn to the battle over immigration in the 2012 race and the contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder.
As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. pushed to cite Holder for contempt of Congress for not turning over documents in the Fast & Furious scandal. Issa will be on Meet the Press, This Week and Fox News Sunday exploring the future of the Fast & Furious investigation.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney gave major speeches to the National Association of Latino Elected Appointed Officials this week. Carlos Gutierrez, a Commerce Secretary under George W. Bush, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. are on State of the Union to talk about the campaigns' Latino outreach programs. Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are on Face the Nation debating immigration issues. Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. stops by This Week to talk immigration as well.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also talked to NALEO this week. He may or may not be on the short list for vice presidential running mates but he will be on Meet the Press, where he'll discuss his new book and the 2012 campaign.
Senior Romney adviser Ed Gillespie will appear on State of the Union and Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter and Romney Senior Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom are on Face the Nation talking the new dynamics of the race.
On Fox News Sunday, T. Boone Pickens will analyze domestic energy production as gas prices are dropping around the country.
Meet the Press hosts Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson.
Face the Nation hosts Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, former Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter and Romney Senior Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
This Week hosts Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and businessman T.Boone Pickens.
State of the Union hosts Romney Senior Adviser Ed Gillespie, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features New York Times'Jeff Zeleny, Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler, National Journal's Major Garrett and Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus. (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features actors Kirk Douglas and Mark Ruffalo, Reason's Nick Gillespie, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, and New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features interviews with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and author David Maraniss (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features former Deputy Secretary of State Daniel Baer (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features author David Maraniss, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. John Kline, R-Minn. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, GBTV's Amy Holmes, Washington Post's Dana Milbank, Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan, Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik and Xfinity's Adam Buckman (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik and New York Times' Nicholas Kristof (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Washington Post's Dan Balz (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., NALEO Executive Director Arturo Vargas and Univision's Cristina Perevra (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Up features New York Times' Ross Douthat, comedian Michael Ian Black, LJW Community Strategies founder L. Joy Williams, Pulitizer winner Jose Antonio Vargas and Virginia University professor Siva Vaidhyanathan(MSNBC, Saturday, 7 a.m.).
Up features New America Foundation Middle East Task Force director Leila Hilal, former State Department speech writer Elise Jordan, Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg, radio host Sam Seder and journalist Mona Eltahawy (MSNBC, Sunday, 8 a.m.).