Previewing the Sunday Shows
With the Republican National Convention just over a week away, the presidential campaigns will be front and center on the Sunday shows.
Obama Deputy Manager Stephanie Cutter will appear on both State of the Union and This Week. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Kevin Madden will also appear on This Week. Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom will be on State of the Union. And Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs and Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie are on Fox News Sunday.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are on Face the Nation discussing whether the 2012 race has entered an all-time low. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is also on State of the Union discussing the campaign's tone. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are on Meet the Press talking tone as well.
On This Week, as part of their partnership with the Miller Center, the show will host a debate to look at whether America is heading toward bankruptcy. The debate panelists will include Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky, Former Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel. On Face the Nation, Norquist and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden are also arguing about competing visions of America's economic future.
Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will join the discussion panel on Meet the Press.
Fox News Sunday's Power Player will be Romney strategist Stuart Stevens and the show will profile his role in the campaign.
On FNC this Sunday Juan Williams hosts "FOX News Reporting: Fixing Our Schools" at 9 p.m. He'll take a look at various schools in the United States and interview former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Amplify CEO Joel Klein, as well as educators and principles on what measures they are taking to reform the system.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Face the Nation hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden.
This Week hosts Obama Deputy Manager Stephanie Cutter, Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden. The show will also feature a Miller Center Debate with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky, Former Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel.
Fox News Sunday hosts Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs, Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie and this week's Power Player is Romney strategist Stuart Stevens
State of the Union is guest hosted by CNN's Jim Acosta and hosts Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, Obama Deputy Manager Stephanie Cutter and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist(Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features New York Times' Jackie Calmes, Politico's John Harris and RealClearPolitics' Alexis Simendinger (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features comedian Chelsea Handler, businessman Mark Cuban, National Review's Reihan Salam and MSNBC's Alex Wagner (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features best of the week with guest host Joe Johns (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, New York Times' Helene Cooper and National Journal's Major Garrett (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features George Washington professor Steve Roberts, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer, Politico's Jonathan Martin, GBTV's Amy Holmes, Current TV's David Shuster, CBS' Bob Schieffer and author Gail Sheehy (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS returns August, 26th (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Washington Post's Walter Pincus (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles communications director Jorge Mario Cabrera, attorney Ezequiel Hernandez and "Boricua Ahora Es" spokesperson Dr. Ricardo Rossello (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).