THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will sit down for his first Sunday morning chat touching on why he feels that he has what it takes to lead America, as well as a variety of issues. And the roundtable participants were not identified this week, but you can bet it will feature 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 discussed this week with U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R - NE), along with Jeanne Cummings of The Politico, and Michel McQueen Martin of ABC News and National Public Radio.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: With benchmarks now on the table, will the Iraqi government be able to meet them? Discussing the possibilities will be U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell (R - KY), Barbara Boxer (D - CA), and Lindsey Graham (R - SC), along with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, and former U.S. Senator Max Cleland (D - GA). Also, actress and newly appointed United Nations Ambassador Against Hunger Drew Barrymore will appear to talk about her new responsibilities.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: The programme's "Choosing the President" series continues with former New York City Mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: It's "Meet the Candidate" series continues this week with U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain for the full hour.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: This week's questions: Will the top GOP candidates back President Bush on Iraq, or abandon ship? And, can Rudolph Giuliani win the Republican nomination running as a pro-choice candidate on abortion rights? Those issues will be bantered by British Broadcasting Corporation Washington Correspondent Katty Kay, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory, Atlanta Journal Constitution Editorial Page Editor Cynthia Tucker, and Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week, a general discussion of Florida politics with BN9 political analysts, former Florida Governor and Tampa Mayor Bob Martinez (R) and former Tampa Mayor and Hillsborough County Commissioner Bob Buckhorn (D).