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Previewing the Sunday Shows

With one week before budget sequestration takes effect, the nation's governors are converging on D.C. for the winter meetings of the National Governors Association, and several of them will be on the Sunday shows.

Meet the Press will have Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on to discuss the NGA meeting. Jindal will also analyze the future of the GOP.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., will be on Face the Nation to offer an update the sequestration issue. Afterwards, the show will have four governors (Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer) all talking about about their meeting and how the sequestration will impact their states. In a panel discussion later in the program, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., will be among experts analyzing mental health issues in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Major Garrett will host, filling in for Bob Schieffer.

Fox News Sunday will have host Chris Wallace interviewing Ayotte and Kaine. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will follow with a discussion about their conference.

State of the Union hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., followed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., discussion U.S.-Cuba relations following his recent meeting with Fidel Castro. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will join a panel to debate guns, immigration and sequestration.

This Week will have a foreign policy round table featuring Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. They'll talk about how to address the cyber threat from China and the latest challenges in Syria and Iran.

Rounding out the weekend, Kaine will be on Capitol Gains, talking about sequestration. The show will also profile Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., as he follows his father's footsteps as Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Other Weekend Listings

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

Washington Week features The Atlantic's Molly Ball, Washington Post's Sari Horwitz, New York Times' John Harwood, and New York Times' David Sanger (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time is a rerun (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room will feature an interview with Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features White House cybersecurity adviser Michael Daniel (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

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Chris Matthews Show features Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, BBC's Katty Kay, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and NY1's Errol Louis (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources hosts CBS' Bill Plante, Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik, Sirius XM's Julie Mason, former Romney adviser Stuart Stevens and Washington Post's Ann Hornaday (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features Weekly Standard's Reuel Marc Gerecht, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., former NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Karim Sadjadpour and author Hooman Majd (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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

Al Punto features author Marco Politi, former Catholic Priest Alberto Athie, Los Angeles Coaltion for Humane Immigrant Rights spokesperson Jorge Mario Cabrera, America's Voice exec director Frank Sharry, National Immigration Forum Communications director Katherine Vargas, Felipe Montes and actor Paco Delgado (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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