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Previewing the Sunday Shows

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January 25, 2013

This week's Sunday shows will look back on President Obama's second inauguration and preview the coming battles in Congress.

Meet the Press will host Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., in an exclusive interview, followed by a a panel featuring NAACP CEO Ben Jealous and incoming Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint.

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., who released her gun control plan this week, will appear on Face the Nation along with New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., will be on This Week to discuss Sen. John Kerry's, D-Mass., confirmation hearing and preview the battle over of former Sen. Chuck Hagel's Defense secretary nomination. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., will appear on the show's panel.

On State of the Union, retired General Stanley McChrystal and former CIA Director Michael Hayden will also discuss the Hagel confirmation. Saratoga Springs (Utah) Mayor Mia Love, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will also appear on the show.

Fox News Sunday will host Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn, to discuss the legislative battles on the Hill.

Check out the full listings:


Meet the Press hosts Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Heritage President Jim DeMint and NAACP CEO Ben Jealous

Face the Nation hosts NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

This Week hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.

Fox News Sunday hosts former Congressional candidate and first female combat pilot Martha McSally, ret. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin

State of the Union hosts ret. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former CIA Director Michael Hayden, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Capitol Gains hosts outgoing SEC Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami

Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features Washington Post's Dan Balz, Bloomberg's Jeanne Cummings, New York Times' John Harwood and ABC's Martha Raddatz (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time features Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., GOPAC President David Avella, former DNC chair Howard Dean and GOP pollster Kristen Soltis (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room will feature a best of the week recap (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features Proteus Digital Health's Andrew Thompson and Life Technologies' Ron Andrews (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features NBC's Chuck Todd, Washington Post's Kathleen Parker, Time's Radhika Jones and National Journal's Chris Frates (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources is NBC's Bob Costas, Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page, CNN's David Frum and Washington Post's Amy Argetsinger (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features Jordan King Abdullah II and Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

Q & A features DC Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).

Al Punto features Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt, Florence Cassez defense attorney Augustin Acosta, Civil Society Association President Isabel Miranda de Wallace and DREAM Act activist Erika Andiola (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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