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Previewing the Sunday Shows

photo of Christopher Peleo-Lazar
March 1, 2013

With President Obama and congressional Republicans unable reach a deal to avoid budget sequestration, both parties will send representatives to the Sunday Shows to discuss the impact of the cuts and cast blame.

Speaker John Boehner will give the House GOP's perspective on Meet the Press, while Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling will represent the White House and answer questions about his now-public spat with the Washington Post's Bob Woodward. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, will join the show's panel.

Sperling also will appear on State of the Union, joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Woodward will give his side of his conflict with Sperling on Face the Nation. The show will also feature discussion of the budget battles with Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, will preview the upcoming papal elections.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Sperling, and Mia Love, the Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, will appear on This Week.

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace will sit down with Mitt and Ann Romney for their first post-election interview.

Defense Undersecretary Robert Hale will appear on Capitol Gains to discuss the impact of the impending military cuts.

Don't forget to tune in on Sunday night at 8 p.m. to Fox News for “Fox News Reporting: Showdown on Debt Row,” a special hosted by senior national correspondent John Roberts. The program will include interviews with McConnell, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., and Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga.

Other Weekend Listings

Political Capital features Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features Wall Street Journal's David Wessel, CNN's Gloria Borger and Reuters' Joan Biskupic (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time features Sophos' James Lyne, rapper Snoop Lion, author Monica Mehta, California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom and GOP strategist Steve Schmidt (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room features New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, VICE Co-Founder Shane Smith and Rev. Jesse Jackson (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features the San Jose Mercury News' Troy Wolverton (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features AXS TV's Dan Rather, BBC's Katty Kay, Time's Michael Duffy and Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources features USA Today's Jackie Kucinich, Current TV's Cenk Uygur, Washington Examiner's Tim Carney, Washington Post's Sally Quinn and's Barbara Lippert (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features Iran Amb. to the UN Mohammad Khazee, private equity investor Roger Altman, The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes, New York Times' David Leonhardt, journalist Beppe Severgnini, New Yorker's Evan Osnos and New York Times' Neil MacFarquhar (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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

Al Punto features author Marco Politi, Catholic priests Juan Antonio Martinez and Antonio Montero Cuena, Italian Association of Gays and Lesbians' Miguel Angel Cabezas and Network of Foreign Women President Pilar Reuque (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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