Previewing the Sunday Shows
Even the Sunday shows that won't physically be in Charlotte will be there in spirit this weekend, as coverage turns to the Democratic Convention, which kicks off Tuesday.
Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday and State of the Union will broadcast live from the convention site with all-Democrat casts. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who chairs the convention committee, will be on both Fox News Sunday and State of the Union to preview next week's events and tout Presidet Obama's reelection chances. He will be joined on State of the Union by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. Obama adviser David Axelrod also will appear on Fox News Sunday.
O'Malley also will be on Face the Nation, along with Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
Obama adviser David Plouffe will visit This Week, while Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will discuss Pres. Obama's campaign on Meet the Press.
Villaraigosa also will appear on C-SPAN's Newsmakers and Univision's Al Punto.
That's where the real action is this weekend. Al Punto will feature Villaraigosa and Richardson in addition to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Ann Romney, Craig Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The program likely will focus on immigration and the all-important Hispanic vote, which both parties are trying to court through convention activities. Expect a heavy concentration on the economy as well. As Rubio likes to point out, Hispanics, like most voters, will be concerned about pocketbook issues in November, and it's something Univision has been highlighting all year. The network has been pushing hard to get greater attention in the presidential contest and with a lineup like this, it may just get its wish this Sunday.
Republicans will get their say on Meet the Press, where former California Senate nominee Carly Fiorina and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be on the panel.
Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist and former Bain Capital executive Edward Conrad will be on Fareed Zakaria GPS, joining the CNN host for his second week back after a suspension for alleged plagiarism. Conrad's appearance is great timing for the Romney campaign, which launched an effort to defend the Republican nominee's business career this week.
Check out the full listings after the jump.