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Previewing the Sunday Shows

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December 28, 2012

With the edge of the fiscal cliff in full view, President Obama will appear on Meet the Press Sunday. Obama hasn't been on Meet the Press, the highest rated of the Sunday shows, since September 20, 2009. The other Sunday shows will also focus on the fiscal cliff as well as look forward to 2013.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean are on This Week talking about the cliff.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. are on Fox News Sunday giving a progress report on the negotiations. Over on State of the Union, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. will join the show, also giving updates on the fiscal cliff talks.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be on State of the Union to discuss the future of agriculture and what changes could come in January.

On Capitol Gains, Peter Cook will talk to two members set to retire at the end of this Congress. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio., will talk about their careers and partisanship in Washington.

Check out the full listings:

Sunday

Meet the Press hosts President Obama.

Face the Nation hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

This Week hosts Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean

Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

State of the Union hosts Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.

Capitol Gains hosts Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio.

Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features a panel (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, Time's Michael Duffy, New York Times' John Harwood, and Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time is on break (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room features highlights of the week (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features New York Times' Jason Glanz (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features BBC's Katty Kay, Time's Michael Duffy, New York Times' Helene Cooper and ABC's Sam Donaldson (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Rep.-elect Luke Messer, R-Ind. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources features Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet, Washington Post's Erik Wemple, The Hill's Bob Cusack, former NBC reporter Fred Francis, GW professor Steve Roberts, Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn, Politico's Jonathan Martin and Politico's Glenn Thrush. The show will also have a best of 2012 recap (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features a special "Tough Decisions: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special" and will feature NSA Adviser Tom Donilon, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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

Al Punto features Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., National Countil of La Raza Director Clarissa Martinez, Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles spokesperson Jore Mario Cabrera and motivational speaker Marco Carvajal (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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