THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY CHAT SHOWS
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D - CA) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R - KY) will appear seperately to discuss a variety of issues, including Iraq and efforts to continue funding the military operation there along with bringing our personnel home. The roundtable will feature Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation magazine, and conservative columnist George Will in a discussion of the week's political news. And television personality and chef Rachael Ray will talk about her efforts to support Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: The guests and topics for this week's show were not noted on the programme's Web page.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Something we don't see very much nowadays on Capitol Hill...comprimise, at least on a proposed immigration bill. Two members of the president's Cabinet will appear to talk about why they are supporting the measure, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Also, U.S. Senators Mel Martinez (R - FL) and Carl Levin (D - MI) will discuss the bill along with Iraq and the controveresy surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. In addition, Congressman Brian Bilbray (D - CA / Chairman, Immigration Reform Caucus) and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D) will add their voices to the immigration issue. Two authors, Dr. Shibley Telhami (The Stakes) of the Brookings Institution and Vali R. Nasr (The Shia Revival) of the Council of Foreign Relations will discuss Iraq, and Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R - TX) will appear to talk about his longshot campaign. John King will be subbing for Wolf Blitzer this week.
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: Two senators who were directly involved in the comprimise immigration bill will be the main guests this week, Charles Schumer (D - NY) and Lindsey Graham (R - SC). And an interview with former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: A debate about our military operations in Iraq with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Christopher Dodd (D - CT) and former Speaker of the House (and possible presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich (R - GA). Also, a discussion of The Reagan Diaries with Tulane University History Professor Douglas Brinkley, who edited the book, former Reagan Chief of Staff (1981-85) Michael Deaver, and former Attorney General and counselor to the late president Edwin A. (Ed) Meese, III.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: Could New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg help decide the 2008 presidential election should he decide to run? And what are the real consequences should the United States withdraw our troops from Iraq? Discussing these possibilities will be the British Broadcasting Corporation's Chief Washington Correspondent Katty Kay, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: This week's guests: Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson and State Representative Bill Galvano (R - Bradenton)