Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. This week’s main topics are the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the continued threat of a federal government shutdown resulting from an impasse over the budget. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:
Meet the Press (NBC) — Likely Presidential candidate Mitch Daniels, currently Indiana’s Governor, will be interviewed. David Gregory is on vacation, so NBC’s political director and chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, will interview Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about the possible upcoming government shutdown.
This Week (ABC) — Christiane Amanpour hosts from Japan, and will cover the earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Face the Nation (CBS) — Japan and Libya take center stage with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
State of the Union (CNN) — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), representing three of the four Congressional whips, are likely to talk about the budget and possible government shutdown.
Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, also likely to talk budget and government shutdown.
- Sunday talk show tip sheet (politico.com)