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Sunday Talk Shows
ABC This Week
As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address, two powerhouse roundtables join George Stephanopoulos to tackle the latest challenges at home and abroad, Sunday on "This Week."
How will President Obama frame his second term agenda when he addresses the nation next Tuesday? As battles with Congress loom over the budget, gun control, and immigration, can any breakthroughs be made in the coming weeks? And will Republican efforts to rebrand their party work? Plus, as controversy over the administration's use of drones escalates, what foreign policy challenges will take center stage in President Obama's second term?
Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican strategist and ABC News political analyst and contributor Nicolle Wallace; and Obama 2012 deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter debate all the week's politics, with the latest reporting from ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz
And in this week's Sunday Spotlight, author George Saunders discusses his critically praised short story collection, "Tenth of December."
Meet the Press
This Sunday: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sits down with David Gregory as Washington prepares for some big political battles in the coming months. Plus, we’ll get his thoughts about the direction of Republican Party as they reshape their message to voters.
One of the White House's top Senate allies, Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin joins us Sunday as the administration faces questions about its drone policy. Should there be more transparency and what is the president’s authority when it comes to using drones against U.S. citizens? Also, can Democrats and Republicans work together as big budget deadlines approach?
Our political roundtable previews the president’s State of the Union address and breaks down the politics behind the budget battle. Joining us, Democratic Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush now columnist for the Washington Post, Michael Gerson; GOP strategist Mike Murphy and the BBC's Katty Kay .
Plus, the debate over drones: NBC’s Michael Isikoff also joins the roundtable after breaking the NBC News exclusive this week uncovering confidential Justice Department documents making the case for the ability to use drones against American citizens.
CBS Face the Nation
Drones, cyber attacks & the new war on terror on "Face the Nation"
Sen. Lindsey Graham , Senator Jack Reed, Rep. Mike Rogers
Our panel Rep. Mike Rogers, Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars director Jane Harman, a former Democratic representative from California, Center for Strategic and International Studies expert Jim Lewis and our own CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr
Then we'll take a step back and look at the general political landscape with The New York Times' David Leonhardt and The Washington Post's Kevin Merida . We've got a big speech coming up next week, and I'm curious to hear what Merida and Leonhardt think will be in the President's State of the Union address.
CBS 60 Minutes
Attack in Algeria - Mark Cobb, Steve Wysocki and Nick Frazier, three of the five Americans who survived the al Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural gas facility that resulted in the deaths of 37 foreign workers, recount their ordeals for the first time to Charlie Rose.
40 Million Mistakes - A Steve Kroft investigation looks into the accuracy of the credit reports that American consumers rely on for credit cards and loans.
Lincoln - 60 Minutes explores the character of Lincoln, the president and the man, as seen through the eyes of the team that made the 12-time Oscar nominated film "Lincoln": best director nominee Steven Spielberg, best actor nominee Daniel Day Lewis and the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, on whose book the movie was based.
CBS Sunday Morning
Depending which side of the debate you are on, the use of unmanned drones by the U.S. military to kill enemy combatants is either a powerful weapon in the war on terrorism, or a moral and ethical failing.
In our two-part Cover Story, CBS News chief national security correspondent David Martin looks at the Navy's newest drone technology; and Martha Teichner looks at the growing use of drones not just overseas, but on American soil to keep an eye-in-the-sky . . . on Americans. John Mayer on health scare
Fox News Sunday
Representative Nancy Pelosi Democratic Leader, sits down with Chris Wallace in an exclusive interview. They'll talk hot topics in congress and what to expect in the President's State of the Union on Tuesday.
Senator John McCain of the Armed Services Committee will be on to discuss foreign policy and what sequester cuts could mean for our military.
CNN State of The Union
We’ll get a pre-buttal to President Obama’s State of the Union in an exclusive interview with Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul – the leading voice of the Tea Party movement. We’ll talk to him about the tensions between Karl Rove and Tea Party groups. We’ll also get his take on fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell. The Senator Minority Leader is up for reelection in 2014 and several Tea Party groups are seeking to defeat him. If they don’t get the job done, maybe Ashley Judd will?
We also have an exclusive interview with Maine’s Independent Senator Angus King . He argues that drones are a humane method of war, but has reservations about the executive branch being the judge, jury and executioner.
And check out our interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates . The defense department faces severe cuts and new leadership. We’ll give him a chance to add his voice to the debate.
And our always-lively Political Roundtable includes Rep. Jan Schakowsky, ; Kay Bailey Hutchison , the Former Republican Senator from Texas; Amy Walter, the National Editor of the Cook Political Report, and CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta
Fareed Zakaria GPS
On GPS this week: Five Arab leaders, India’s richest man, and an all-star panel discussing U.S. politics.
First, Fareed hosts a discussion with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, columnist Arianna Huffington, businessman Ed Conard, and Boston Properties co-founder Mort Zuckerman on the economy, the deficit, immigration and gun control.
Then, India’s richest man sits down for his first TV interview in nearly a decade. Mukesh Ambani lets Fareed and the crew inside his 27-story home in Mumbai – the first time TV cameras have ever been allowed inside.
Finally, highlights from a World Economic Forum panel at Davos, when Fareed sat down with the prime ministers of Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, the Palestinian Authority and Morocco's chief of government
Melissa Harris Perry Show
UPENN Professor, co-founder @ALongWalkHome, Inc., author of Sites of Slavery, blogs for @TheNation, Salamishah Tillet
Up w/Chris Hayes
The drone program, Paul Krugman on the recovery
On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll continue our extensive coverage of the government’s use of drone strikes and its “targeted killing” program, focusing on the Justice Department white paper obtained this week by NBC News, which outlines the administration’s legal rationale for giving the president virtually unlimited authority to select American citizens for targeted killing. We’ll also discuss the confirmation hearing for John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA and current deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism. We’ll ask what the law allows, what the Constitutional allows, what Americans think should be allowed, and what ought to be allowed from a moral and ethical perspective.
Then, Chris will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, perhaps the most prominent progressive economist in the world. We’ll talk about the president’s latest bid to delay the looming sequester cuts. We’ll also ask Krugman about the role inequality plays in constraining economic growth. Krugman is currently engaged in a mild-mannered debate with fellow Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz over whether inequality is hampering the recovery, or whether the two issues are conceptually distinct. We’ll ask Krguman to respond to the case by Stiglitz on our show last week. And finally, we’ll ask: How long can the U.S. economy keep going with workers’ compensation falling and corporate profits skyrocketing.
Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:
Paul Krugman (@NYTimeskrugman), New York Times Op-Ed columnist and blogger, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. Krugman won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008 for his extensive work surrounding international trade and two-way trade theory.
Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill), national security correspondent for The Nation magazine, author of “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army,” and the upcoming “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.”
Richard Epstein (@RichardAEpstein), senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, professor of law at New York University Law School.
Greg Johnsen, author of “The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia.”
Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), vice-president of Demos.
Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi), director of the National Security Project for the ACLU.
Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), co-director Center for Economic & Policy Research, author of “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.”
Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), a former vice president of information technology at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, now an Occupy Wall Street activist.
The Chris Matthews Show
State of the Union address; defense cuts; drones: Joe Klein; David Ignatius; Elisabeth Bumiller; Gloria Borger
Univision's Al Punto
Pre-taped interview with Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. John McCain
Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Bloomberg's Political Capital
Washington Watch on TV One
An array of black actors and actresses discussing the media’s influence on the culture of violence.
C-Span's Washington Journal
7:45 am-Steven LaTourette, Republican Main Street Partnership President & CEO and Former U.S. Representative (R-OH), 1995-2013
Topic: Guest will discuss moderate Republicans in Congress and the role they plan in fiscal matters such as planned budget cuts scheduled for March 1st.
8:30am-Kim Gandy, National Network to End Domestic Violence President & CEO
Topic: The Senate is expected to vote Monday on the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. Guest will discuss what the Act does and the debate in the Senate over expansion and renewal.
9:15 am-Victor Cha, Center for Strategic & International Studies Asia Senior Adviser & Korea Chair and Former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, 2004-07
Topic: Guest will discuss North Korea’s nuclear capability in light of a recent YouTube video showing an animated version of the city of Manhattan in flames.
GOP and Fox News; coverage of Sen. Menendez and Gov. Christie; fugitive ex-cop: Ryan Lizza; Lauren Ashburn. Facebook; Netflix TV series: Mario Armstrong; Sarah Lacy. Grammy wardrobe: Maureen O'Connor.
Sunday Breakfast Menu
Lawmakers from both parties will appear on the Sunday talk shows to offer insight ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address. They will also weigh in on the hot topics in Washington this week, including drones, torture and the emerging threat of cyberwarfare.
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, will be on “Fox News Sunday” to prepare viewers on what to expect from Mr. Obama’s speech on Tuesday. Expect her to mention gun control, as she announced that a young girl who attends a school near the site of the Newtown, Conn., massacre would be her guest at Mr. Obama’s address.
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