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Previewing the Sunday Shows

photo of Christopher Peleo-Lazar
January 4, 2013

On the heels of a fiscal cliff deal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will head to Meet the Press, Face the Nation and This Week to discuss the deal. He'll also talk about the upcoming challenges to the new Congress.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be on Face the Nation talking about the new Congress. Many new members of both the Senate and House are heading to the Sunday shows to introduce themselves to a national audience -- see below for the full listings of them.

Former Sen. Alan Simpson and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles will be on Meet the Press to talk about the impact of the fiscal cliff deal on the nation's financial footing. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, will break down the details of the deal on Fox News Sunday. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. will do something similar on State of the Union.

Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner will appear on Meet the Press and new Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Michael Bennet will be on Capitol Gains.

Check out the full listings below.


Meet the Press hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. former Sen. Alan Simpson, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.,

Face the Nation hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Jeff Flake. R-Ariz., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.

This Week hosts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas and Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Fox News Sunday hosts Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

State of the Union hosts Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Capitol Gains hosts Sen. Michael Bennet. D-Colo., and U.S. Trade and Development Director Leocadia Zak

Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features New York Times' Peter Baker, USA Today's Susan Davis, CNBC's Eamon Javers and NBC's Mike Viqueria (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

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

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

Communicators features a roundtable discussing anticipated 2013 telecommunications developments (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features Washington Post's Bob Woodward, Time's Michael Duffy, CNN's Gloria Borger and MSNBC's Joy Reid (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources will feature CNN's Dana Bash, New York Times' Jonathan Weisman, The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox, Washington Examiner, former Al Jazeera anchor Dave Marash and co-authors Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features Eurasia Group pres. Ian Bremmer, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas, former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter, Finantial Times' Lionel Barber, The London Times' Anatole Kaletsky, LSE's Fawaz Gerges and UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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

Al Punto features Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., Chacao, Venezuelan mayor candidate Raman Muchacho, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, National Latino Evangelical Coalition President Rev. Gabriel Salguero and Food Group owner Jose Andres (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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