Previewing the Sunday Shows
The Sunday shows this week will be dedicated to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that left 28 dead, including 20 children. Many of the shows, which had originally planned to focus largely on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's decision to withdraw from consideration for secretary of state, as well as the fiscal cliff, altered their lineups on Friday and early Saturday to focus on the tragedy.
Meet the Press will host New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been vocal about the need for stricter gun laws, particularly after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado earlier this year. Bloomberg even started a super PAC in October to support candidates who were in favor of increasing regulations on guns. The NBC show will continue to add guests to the program throughout the day.
Over on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer will moderate a debate between Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, over whether it is time for Congress to consider new gun legislation. Schumer is a vocal gun control advocate and Hutchison has earned a 100 percent rating from the National Rifle Association, and is a lifetime member.
Fox News Sunday will feature retiring Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who will discuss the tragedy in his home state. The show is also expected to add more guests before it airs.
Meanwhile, This Week and State of the Union will provide live coverage of the shooting.
Check out the full listings below.
Meet the Press hosts New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Face the Nation hosts Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.
This Week will feature full coverage of the shooting in Newton, Conn.
Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
State of the Union will feature live coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Capitol Gains hosts outgoing Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens, incoming Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features National Republican Campaign Committee chairman Pete Sessions (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features ABC's Martha Raddatz, New York Times' David Sanger, CBS' John Dickerson and National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time is on break (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room will feature live coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features NBC's Pete Williams, Time's Michael Duffy, New York Times' Helene Cooper and NBC's Kelly O'Donnell (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources will feature live coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS will feature live coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features Washington Post's Anne Applebaum (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto features former Venezuelan presidential candidate Diego Arria, former Dominican Republic presidential candidate Guillermo Moreno Garcia, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez and an interview with late singer Jenni Rivera (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).