THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Discussing U.S. Senate opposition to President Bush's plan for a troop surge in Iraq will be Senators John McCain (R - AZ) and Chuck Hagel (D - NE). Then the roundtable kicks in to the lastest political news, featuring David Brooks of the New York Times, Democraticc strategist Donna Brazile, and conservative columnist/commentator George Will. And the Dutchess of York (Sarah Ferguson) will appear to talk about the meaning of motherhood.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: Getting away from the usual political stuff this week, FTN will discuss Sunday evening's Super Bowl XLI. Appearing will be National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, CBS Sports analyst and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, CBS Sports lead game analyst and former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, and play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: The Bush Administration explains the billions of dollars spent on our war in Iraq. And what role is Iran playing there? This week's guests will be U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D - CA) and Richard Lugar (R - IN), White House Budget Director Rob Portman, Former Iowa governor and current Democratic presidential candidate Tom Vilsack, former presidential candidate and consumer activist Ralph Nader, Time.com Intelligence Columnist and former CIA officer Robert Baer, Former CIA Deputy Director and current CNN National Security Analyst John McLaughlin, Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel, and New York Times Chief Military Correspondent and author Michael Gordon.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: Do the Democrats have an alternative to the planned troop surge in Iraq? That question, and more, will be asked of U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D - VA). And Senate collegeue Lindsey Graham (R - SC) will offer his thoughts on rumblings about possible non-binding resolutions being considered in his chamber.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: The programme's "Meet the Candidates" series returns for the 2008 presidential race. This week, former U.S. Senator and 2008 vice presidential candidate John Edwards (D - NC) will be featured.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The questions: Will Iraq drive the Democratic primaries next year? Will U.S. Senator John McCain's support for the Bush Administration's proposed surge help his efforts with disaffective conservatives? And which Republican among the pack can best rally the base and take the nominating convention? Trying to answer: Katty Kay of BBC News, Time magazine Michael Duffy, Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times, and David Ignatius of the Washington Post.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: The candidates for Mayor of Tampa will be featured: Incumbant Pam Iorio and challengers Aria Ray Green and police captain Marion Serious Lewis