Previewing the Sunday Shows
Though Mitt Romney is abroad this weekend and prevented by custom from attacking the president, his campaign certainly isn't beholden to those rules. Senior adviser Kevin Madden will be on This Week on Sunday opposite former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to take up his boss' argument. In a debate moderated by ABC's Matthew Dowd (a National Journal contributor), Gibbs and Madden will discuss Romney's foreign trip and early gaffes in London, as well as the controversy over President Obama's "you didn't build that" line.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a potential vice presidential contender, will be on State of the Union and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be on Face the Nation to discuss similar topics, as well as the looming threat of the fiscal cliff currently facing Congress and hopes for both parties in the fall.
Meanwhile on This Week, ABC political correspondent Jonathan Karl will preview his interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney, the first since his heart transplant earlier this year. In addition to his thoughts on the presidential race and Republican politics in general, Cheney's top-dollar fundraiser for Romney earlier this month is likely to be a topic of conversation. The interview, which was conducted at Cheney's home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will air in full on Monday's edition of Nightline, as well as in excerpts earlier in the day on Good Morning America and World News.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will make two television appearances on Sunday, after giving a rare interview to CNN's Piers Morgan last week. He will be on both Fox News Sunday and C-Span's Q&A. In excerpts released by C-Span on Thursday, Scalia discusses his feelings on Citizens United and cameras in the courtroom -- which he opposes on the grounds that the short soundbites likely to be shown on cable and network TV would distort the Court's complex arguments -- among other topics. Meanwhile his former colleague, Sandra Day O'Connor, will be on Face the Nation.
Meet the Press will not air this week. It has been preempted by the Olympics in London.
Check out the full listings after the jump.