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Asa Hutchinson makes a point during a panel discussion on the political appeal of drug courts on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Gaylord National Hotel Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The event opened the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 17th annual Drug Court training conference. (Larry French/AP Images for NADCP)

photo of Christopher Peleo-Lazar
April 5, 2013

North Korea, a poor jobs report and President Obama's budget take front stage this weekend on the Sunday shows. But that doesn't mean long term issues don't have prominent roles. Immigration and gun control still remain hot topics and will be a focus on the shows as well.

Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer is appearing on two of the shows to discuss the disappointing March jobs report as well as Pres. Obama's upcoming budget, which he'll deliver to Congress on April 10.

Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., who has said that he will be a candidate for the state's open gubernatorial seat next year, will be on Fox News Sunday. This week, Hutchinson released the proposals of the National Rifle Association's school safety initiative, a panel he headed. Hutchinson has said he would not officially announce his candidacy for governor until after he had wrapped up work on the NRA initiative.

Be sure to check out Fox News Sunday's Power Player of the Week: the Washington Post's new Executive Editor Marty Baron. Host Chris Wallace will sit down with Baron to discuss the future of the paper. Baron came over to the Post from the Boston Globe where Wallace started his career.

Check out the full listings after the jump.



Meet the Press hosts Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C.

Face the Nation hosts Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

This Week hosts Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer.

Fox News Sunday hosts former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., and Pfeiffer.

State of the Union hosts Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.

Capitol Gains hosts Diaz-Balart.


Other Weekend Shows

Political Capital features former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers (Bloomberg, Friday, 9 p.m.).

Washington Week features New York Times' David Sanger, Wall Street Journal's David Wessel, National Journal's Fawn Johnson and Cook Political Report's Amy Walter (PBS, Friday, 8 p.m.).

Real Time features author Sebastian Junger, activist Zack Kopplin, Huffington Post's Abby Huntsman, Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (HBO, Friday, 10 p.m.).

Situation Room will feature Texas Gov. Rick Perry (CNN, Friday, 5 p.m.).

Situation Room will feature former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and Iraq Christopher Hill, former National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor and retired Major General James "Spider" Marks (CNN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Communicators features authors Robert Litan and Hal Singer (C-SPAN, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).

Chris Matthews Show features Time's Joe Klein, BBC's Katty Kay, NBC's Peter Alexander and Walter (NBC, Sunday, check local listings).

Newsmakers features Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt (C-SPAN, Sunday, 10 a.m./6 p.m.).

Reliable Sources features ESPN's Andy Katz, media critic Ken Tucker, Politico's Roger Simon, CNN's Erin McPike and Daily Caller's Matt Lewis (CNN, Sunday, 11 a.m.).

Fareed Zakaria GPS features New York Times' Tom Friedman, Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas, Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, author Ruchir Sharma and author Ian Morris (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

Q & A features former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Tom Korologos (C-SPAN, Sunday, 8 p.m.).

Al Punto features blogger Yoani Sanchez, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, author Moises Naim and singer Olga Tanon (UNIVISION, Sunday, 10 a.m.).

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