THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
.ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: U.S. Senator and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry will discuss his decision not to enter the 2008 race. The programme will also go "On the Trail" with former Arkansas governor and current Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Actor Sean Penn will talk about the controversial court-martial of U.S. Army Lt. Ehren Watada, the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq. And the roundtable will include Robert Reich of The American Prospect, Cokie Roberts of ABC News and NPR, and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's politics.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: Politics and the Iraq war resolutions will be discussed with U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd (D - CT / also a 2008 presidential candidate) and Trent Lott (R - MS), along with The Politico editor-in-chief John Harris.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Is it time for U.S. forces to change tactics in Iraq? And a look at the other terror front, Afghanistan. Those subjects will be dicussed with U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D - OR) and John Cornyn (D - TX), Congressman and 2008 presidential candidate Duncan Hunter (R - CA), former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, and former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Lt. General Karl Eikenberry.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: President Bush's proposed troop surge to Iraq and the upcoming legislative debate will be discussed with U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R - KY / Minority Leader) and Jack Reed (R - RI),
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: If you want to hear about Russert's testimony last week in the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial, this won't be the place to turn. The subject will be the proposed troop surge to Iraq, and the guests will be Representatives Steny Hoyer (D - MD / House Majority Leader) and John Boehner (R - OH / House Minority Leader). Then the political roundtable will feature David Broder of the Washington Post, Gwen Ifill of PBS' Washington Week, and Roger Simon, Chief Political Columnist for The Politico.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The panel will consist of Time magazine's Joe Klein, Katty Kay of BBC News, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, and MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell. This week, the panel will try to answer the questions of wheather U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D - IL) can win it all, and is it time for a big city president. Also, the roundtable will talk about the latest news from the Scotter Libby trial.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week, the question of alternative energy will be bantered with State Representative Rick Kriseman (D - St. Petersburg).