Previewing the Sunday Shows
After a long holiday break from the ups-and-downs of the 2012 campaign and Friday morning's uninspiring June jobs report, the Sunday Shows will bring the focus back to each party's prescription to get the economy back on track.
This Week kicks off the us-versus-them show-down with Louisiana Governor and potential Republican vice presidential contender Bobby Jindal presenting former Gov. Mitt Romney's case. He'll be joined by Democratic Governors Association chairman Martin O'Malley, who will take up President Obama's side of the argument. Meanwhile on Face the Nation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, an adviser to the powerful outside group American Crossroads, will discuss their parties' chances in 2012. The party's national committee chairs, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reince Priebus, will continue the conversation on Fox News Sunday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will make the Republican case for 2012 on State of the Union and will also discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling on Obama's signature health care law. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will also appear.
Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., will drop by Fox News Sunday to discuss the House's upcoming vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on Face the Nation, to discuss international news.
Meet the Press has been preempted this week for NBC's coverage of the Tour de France.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press is preempted by the Tour de France.
Face the Nation hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
This Week hosts Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Fox News Sunday hosts Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
State of the Union hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Bill Clinton's former Chief of Staff John Podesta (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features Washington Post's Dan Balz, CBS News' Jan Crawford, AP's Charles Babington and ABC News' Amy Walter (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time is on break (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features a best of the week (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Time's Joe Klein, BBC's Katty Kay, Politico's John Harris and MSNBC's S.E. Cupp (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features AFSCME president Lee Saunders (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features New York Times' Matt Bai, former Politico reporter Joe Williams and author David Maraniss (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Mexico President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, Washington Post's Anne Applebaum, Lord Mark Malloch Brown, author Kishore Mahbubani, French Institute for International Relations' Dominique Moisi, former Bain director Edward Conard and businessman Nick Hanauer (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features author Kirk Lippold (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Mexico President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico Sen. Ricardo Monreal, National Council of La Raza chairman Jorge Plasencia and Washington Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).