THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS (UPDATED 12/01 19:53 ET)
President Bush's visit to Jordan this week and meetings with that nation's King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki topping the news will undoubtably be the primary topic of discussion on all the shows.
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice will provide the latest on diplomatic efforts to improve the situation in Iraq. U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D - IN) will also talk about Iraq and his own 2008 presidential ambitions, George Stephanopoulos goes on the campaign trail with Governor Tom Vilsack (D - IA), the first officially declared candidate for president in 2008. And the roundtable will feature ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz, David Corn of The Nation, and conservative columnist George Will.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: What to do about Iraq will be the question pondered by National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley along with U.S. Senators Joseph Liberman (I - CT) and Chuck Hagel (R - NE).
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: We'll learn the latest about the Iraqi government in crisis, as well as wheather the Saudis are willing and/or able to play a larger role in the region. Appearing will be U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki al-Faisal, Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Fawzi Hariri, and U.S. Senators John Kerry (D -MA), Jon Kyl (R - AZ), and Dianne Feinstein (D - CA).
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R - SC) and Joseph Biden, Jr. (D - DE) will talk about Iraq, and a rare exclusive interview with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will appear, as will U.S. Senators John Warner (R - VA) and Carl Levin (D - MI) --- Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee --- to ponder Iraq and the Gates confirmation hearings. Also, former President Jimmy Carter will appear to talk about the Mideast.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The panel for this weekend has not been announced as of Friday evening. Please check back tomorrow for likely updates.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week's guest will be St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker.