THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Two presidential candidates, former U.S. Senator and 2004 Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards (D) and Congressman Tom Tancredo (R - CO), will drop by to discuss funding for the U.S. military operation in Iraq. Former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel will visit his old digs to talk about his upcoming Discovery Channel documentary about living with cancer and the importance of teaching people they can still live productive lives, even in the worst scenarios. And the roundtable will feature New York Times columnist David Brooks, ABC News consultant and former Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's political news.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: War and Politics will be the subject of this week's discussion with Congressman Charles Rangel (D - NY) and former Speaker of the House (and possible Republican presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: As the U.S. meets with representatives of Iran and Syria this week in Egypt, does this mark the beginning of a revised foreign policy? Three ambassadors to the U.S. --- Imad Moustapha of Syria, Samir Sumaidaie of Iraq, and Nabil Fahmy of Egypt --- will appear, as well U.S. Senators Richard G. Lugar (R - IN) and Charles E. Schumer (D - NY). Also, former CIA Director George Tenet will discuss his new book, At the Center of the Storm.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: The programme's series "Choosing the President" continues with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Christopher Dodd (D - CT). And House Minority Leader John Boehner (R - OH) will offer his views on the Iraqi debate and the new Congress.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: Former CIA Director George Tenet will discuss his new book and related issues as the only guest for the full hour.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: Can the Republican presidential nominee succeed President Bush without necessairly embracing him? And could George Tenet have prevented the current military operation in Iraq in 2003 by resigning? Those questions will be discussed by Michael Duffy of Time magazine, Gloria Borger of CBS News and U.S. News and World Report, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post Writers Group, and David Ignatius of the Washington Post.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week will feature a review of the Legislative regular session which ended Friday, and probably a look ahead to the special session now scheduled for June which will deal with the property tax issue.