THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS (UPDATED 04/14 8:36 AM ET)
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Governor and presidential candidate Bill Richardson (D - NM) appears in his first interview since leading a U.S. delegation to North Korea. He will discuss the Asian country's nuclear plans and his own candidacy for the White House. Also, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R - PA) will appear to talk about the continuing controversey over the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys and the upcoming testimony by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The roundtable will feature Democratic stratigist Donna Brazile, public policy professor Robert Reich, former Pentagon spokesperson Torie Clarke, and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's political news.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: This week's guest for the hour will be Vice President Richard B. (Dick) Cheney in what should be an interview covering a wide variety of topics.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: A discussion of the security situation in Bagdhad. Also, former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale will discuss Iraq, former president Jimmy Carter's new book, The guests: U.S. Senators James Webb (D - VA) and Jon Kyl (R - AZ), Marc Morial, former mayor of New Orleans and currently President/CEO of the National Urban League, Amy Holmes, former speechwriter for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Childrens Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, Richard Perle of the American Enterprise Institute, Iraqi government spokesman Dr. Ali Dabbagh, CNN American Morning co-anchor John Roberts, Congressional Correspondent Andrea Koppell, and Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: The stalemate between Congress and the White House over conditions for funding the war in Iraq will be discussed with U.S. Senators Carl Levin (D - MI) and Lindsey Graham (R - SC). And Rev. Al Sharpton will appear to weigh in on the Don Imus radio controversey.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: A discussion of Iraq with retired general Anthony Zinni, former head of Central Command. Then a roundtable on politics, the Don Imus controversey, and more with David Brooks of the New York Times, Gwen Ifill of PBS' Washington Week, John Harwood of the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: The topics and guests were not released this week on their Web site.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: The guest this week will be Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R - Brooksville), who will obviously discuss a variety of issues before the House of Representatives.