Previewing the Sunday Shows
Updated at 7:42 p.m.
This Sunday, the weekend shows turn toward the protests and attacks in the Middle East.
On Face the Nation, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will discuss what is transpiring in the nations experiencing violent riots and how all of it impacts the race.
On Fox News Sunday, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., will give his take on the Obama administration's response to the violence. He'll also discuss the future of U.S. relations in the region.
And both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will appear on Meet the Press.
Congress returned from August recess this week, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be on State of the Union talking about the Congressional agenda as well as the Democratic plan for this fall's elections.
This week, the new show Capitol Gains debuts. In the Washington, D.C. media market, it will directly follow Face the Nation on WUSA9 at 11:30 a.m. Nationally, the show will air at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on Bloomberg TV. In the premier show, Bloomberg's Peter Cook will interview Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Cook will continue the fiscal cliff conversation with a roundtable featuring Bloomberg Government analyst Rob Levinson and Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla.
Capitol Gains will also profile The West Wing Writers Group, a firm of former White House speech writers. They'll talk about the process of writing speeches for candidates and analyzing the best speeches from the conventions.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
Face the Nation hosts U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
This Week hosts U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
Fox News Sunday hosts U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
State of the Union hosts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Capitol Gains hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus and New York Times' David Sanger, National Journal's Major Garrett and Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time features singer John Legend, NBC's Bob Costas, GOP strategist John Feehery, MSNBC's Chris Hayes and The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room features CNN's Peter Bergen and New York Times' Nick Kristof (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas., (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features Washington Post's David Ignatius, New York Times' Helene Cooper, BBC's Katty Kay and National Journal's Major Garrett (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources features GBTV's Amy Holmes, New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page, Washington Post's Paul Farhi, TVNewser's Gail Shister and Xfinity's Adam Buckman (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features former NSA adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, Oxford University's Tariq Ramadan, author Bernard-Henri Levy and former Assistant Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features Rep. Ileana Ross-Lehtinen, R-Fla., Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas., former US treasurer Rosario Marin, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and former astronaut Jose Hernandez (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).