Sunday Show Preview
The Sunday shows will be pressing questions to guests about President Obama's choices for his national security team. The staffing announcements came right before Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Washington, with the debate on Afghanistan's future heating up.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be on Meet the Press defending one of Obama's pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and discussing the future of the US in Afghanistan. The show will continue with a conversation about Obama's cabinet picks and the new Congress by hosting Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Ret. Gen. Stanley McCrystal are on Face the Nation also talking about the future in Afghanistan and Obama's cabinet picks. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., are both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and they'll be on Fox News Sunday talking about the choices.
On This Week, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., join a roundtable discussion on foreign policy.
Obama's choices for cabinet were also criticized for their lack of diversity in the second term. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are on State of the Union debating the implications of such a cabinet.
Manchin and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman became the chairs of the No Labels group. They'll be on both State of the Union and This Week talking about whether the parties can come together. Manchin's West Virginia Democratic colleague, Sen. Jay Rockefeller also announced his retirement on Friday so be on the lookout for a comment on the decision.
Vice President Joe Biden held meetings with interest groups about what to do with guns in America. NRA President David Keene and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will talk about gun regulation on State of the Union. Over on Fox News Sunday, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden and Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt will argue their perspective sides in this heated topic.
One of Obama's picks this week wasn't about national security. He selected his Chief of Staff Jacob Lew to be nominated for Secretary of Treasury. US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue will be on Capitol Gains talking about Lew and the White House's relationship with business in the second term. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., will join the show to talk about how he plans on applying business skills to his work in Congress.
Be sure check out Fox News Sunday's "Power Player of the Week" Carole Geithner. She's the wife of exiting Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and she's written a book, "If Only." She's spent more than twenty years as a clinical social worker and her book is for young adults and follows one girl's journey after her mother passes away from cancer.
Another programming note, CNN's Fareed Zakaria will host a special on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. titled "Memo to the President: The GPS Road Map for a 2nd Term." The primetime event will have top statesmen of both parties from past and present White Houses. Each one will offer counsel to President Obama on forming a successful legacy. Here's a quick preview of the show featuring former Reagan Chief of Staff James Baker.
Check out the full listings after the jump.
Meet the Press hosts former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
Face the Nation hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Ret. Gen. Stanley McCrystal, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
This Week Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman
Fox News Sunday hosts Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden and Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt
State of the Union hosts NRA President David Keene, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. (
Capitol Gains hosts US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue and Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
Other Weekend Shows
Political Capital features former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).
Washington Week features be Real Clear Politics' Alexis Simendinger,National Journal's James Kitfield and Wall Street Journal's David Wessel (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).
Real Time is on break (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).
Situation Room will feature this week's interview with Egypt President Mohamed Morsy (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Communicators features authors Blair Levin and Reed Hundt (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Chris Matthews Show features TBD (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).
Newsmakers features Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).
Reliable Sources is Washington Post's Paul Farhi, National Review's Robert Costa, TheRoot.com's Keli Goff, USA Today's Christine Brennan, TVNewswer's Adam Buckman, Xfinity's Gail Shister, and former CNN bureau chief Rebecca MacKinnon (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS is Daily Beast's Peter Beinart, Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, Hermitage Capital Management CEO William Browder, author Stephen Cohen, author Bruce Bartlett and CNN's Jeffrey Toobin (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Q & A features author Jason Brennan(C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).
Al Punto will be Venezuela National Assembly member Maria Corina Machado, Simon Bolivar Association President Ricardo Moreno, Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., journalist Marion Lloyd and author Dania Londono (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).