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Previewing the Sunday Shows

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November 16, 2012

Benghazi hearings, the fiscal cliff and the investigation into General David Petraeus's conduct will be the focus of the Sunday shows this weekend.

On Meet the Press, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. will discuss the Benghazi hearings as well as the controversy surrounding the possible nomination of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to Secretary of State. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, will join the panel after the interviews.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine., will talk Benghazi on Face the Nation.

On This Week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will give her first Sunday show interview since the election. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., will give updates on the Benghazi investigation and the surging violence in the Middle East. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., will join the panel.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., will also be talking about Benghazi and Petraeus on Fox News Sunday. On State of the Union, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., will discuss similar topics.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will also be on Fox News Sunday reflecting on the next steps for the GOP following losses in the 2012 election.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., will be talking about the fiscal cliff on State of the Union. On Bloomberg's Capitol Gains, host Peter Cook will interview Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters on the possible impact of the fiscal cliff cuts.

Capitol Gains will also have a profile of NIH Director Francis Collins exploring how taxpayer dollars help NIH.

Check out the full listings after the jump.


Meet the Press hosts Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.

Face the Nation hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

This Week hosts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

State of the Union hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.

Capitol Gains hosts Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters and NIH director Francis Collins.

Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features ABC's Martha Raddatz, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel, New York Times' Helene Cooper and AP's Charles Babington (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time features comedian Eric Idle, Daily Beast's David Frum, filmmaker Michael Moore and GOP strategist Ana Navarro(HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room features interviews from the week with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), National Journal's Ron Brownstein, CNN's Gloria Borger, retired General James "Spider" Marks and former FBI assistant director Tom Fuentes (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Regulatory Director Roger Noll and MIT's Jerry Hausman (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features TBD (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources features Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasakaren, Daily Beast's Tara McKelvey, former PBS reporter Terence Smith, The Blaze's Amy Holmes, Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson and Washington Post editor Marty Baron (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features Microsoft chair Bill Gates, former Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

Q & A features author Aida Donald (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).

Al Punto features Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Rep.-elect Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Rep.-elect Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., Santiago Spot President Catalunya Accio and singer Larry Hernandez (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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