THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: The president's plan for Iraq will be discussed with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and Congressman Jack Murtha (D - PA). Also, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) will appear to talk about his health plan and the agenda for his second term in office. Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, the first black woman to be elected mayor of a major American city, will discuss her mission to preserve the legacy and original works of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, the roundtable will include Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria, and conservative columnist George Will.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: The president's plan for Iraq will be the primary topic of discussion with U.S. Senators John McCain (R - AZ / Armed Services Committee) and Barak Obama (D - IL / Foreign Relations Committee), an interesting choice of guests as both are highly touted possible presidential candidates in their respective parties next year. This should be the show to watch.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Talk about Iraq, as you might have guessed. The guests will be Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R - KY / Minority Leader), Carl Levin (D - MI / Chairman, Armed Services Committee), and John Kerry (D - MA / Foreign Relations Committee), Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, and Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Richard Myers.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: The guest this week: Vice President Dick Cheney, for an interview that should touch on a number of different areas.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley will appear to discuss President Bush's plans for Iraq, and there should be a free-for-all with four U.S. Senators which represent a wide range of views on what we should do there: Christopher Dodd (D - CT), Joseph Lieberman (D/I - CT), Jon Kyl (R - AZ), and Chuck Hagel (R - NE).
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: Dan Rather of HDNet, BBC News Washington Correspondent Katty Kay, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and Andrew Sullivan of Time and The New Republic will ponder the questions as to wheather President Bush can lead America through the last stages of our operation in Iraq...and if Iran is next...and if Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's vote approving action in Iraq will hurt her chances of winning the Democrat presidential nomination in Denver next year.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week's guest will be Tampa mayor Pam Iorio.