THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS (UPDATED)
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: This week the host does another of his "On the Trail" features. The spotlight this time will be on former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, now a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, who will discuss his faith, future, and campaign. And the roundtable will include editor Fareed Zakaria of Newsweek International, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's politics.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: The trifecta of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea will be discussed with U.S. Senators Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D - DE / 2008 Presidential Candidate) and Richard Lugar (R - IN). Mixing politics into the discussion will be Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Chief Doyle McManus and Josephine Hearn of The Politico.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Someone must have told Wolf, "Go West, Young Man!" as he is doing the programme from Las Vegas (Could he be there to watch the NBA All Star Game?). The guests this week discussing the 2008 race for the White House: U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D - NV / Majority Leader) and Mitch McConnell (R - KY / Minority Leader), New Mexico Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Bill Richardson, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, and Entertainer/Magician Penn Jillette.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R - GA) and U.S. Senator Carl Levin (R - MI) will banter about what impact the non-binding resolution passed Friday regarding a possible troop surge in Iraq have on our troops on the ground there.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: White House Press Secretary Tony Snow will appear along with U.S. Senators Chuck Hagel (D - NE) and Jack Reed (D - RI) to discuss Iraq. Also, veteran NBC News correspondent Richard Engel is back stateside after another tour of duty in the war zone --- he's been posted there nearly four years --- and he's share some of his insights into what's happening.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: This week's questions deal with President Bush's possible legacy: What can he accomplish between now and the end of his term of office? Will he go after Iran militarily before he leaves office? And will he attempt to influence the 2008 GOP nomination to name his successor? Offering their views: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, Gloria Borger of CBS News and U.S. News and World Report, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: State Senator Ronda Storms (R - Brandon) will be this week's guest.