Mar 31 2013

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

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The Sunday Talking Heads:

Up with Chris Hayes: As you know Chris Hayes will be hosting a new MSNBC show beginning April 1 at 8 PM EDT that he promises will be the same format as Up. Up‘s new host Steve Carnacki takes over as the Saturday and Sunday host of the new “Up with Steve Carnacki” on April 13. This Sunday and next the best segments of the last two years will be aired.

This Week with George Stephanopolis: Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks to George Stephanopoulos in a special Easter Sunday edition of “This Week.”

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., join the powerhouse political roundtable to debate all the week’s politics, including the Supreme Court taking on the debate over gay marriage, with ABC News political analyst and special correspondent Matthew Dowd, ABC News senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny, and editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.

A special “This Week” roundtable examines the intersection of religion and politics and the spiritual state of the nation, with writer and religious scholar Reza Aslan; Rev. Calvin Butts, Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York; author and atheist Susan Jacoby; Dr. Richard Land, of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Sojourners president Rev. Jim Wallis, author of “On God’s Side.”

In “This Week“‘s spotlight former White House photographer Eric Draper discusses his new book, “Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schieffer’s talks with Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on faith and the challenges for the church.

Then, Islamic Society of Boston’s Imam Suhaib Webb, Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, The Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s Bishop Mariann Budde and Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church discuss their faith and challenges facing their congregations.

Ike and Dick author Jeffrey Frank, Coolidge author Amity Shlaes, Those Angry Days author Lynn Olson and The Last Lion author Paul Reid discuss their books.

The Chris Matthews Show: This Sunday’s guest David Ignatius, The Washington Post Columnist; Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post Columnist; Helene Cooper, The New York Times White House Correspondent; and Michael Crowley, TIME senior correspondent.

Meet the Press with David Gregory: The guest on this Sunday’s MTP are  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) debate immigration reform, same-sex marriage and gun control.

A special panel about the politics of same-sex marriage and the implications from this week’s Supreme Court hearings with Actor Rob Reiner, who was a vocal critic of California’s Proposition 8 and attended the hearings this week; President of the National Organization for Marriage Brian Brown; the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan; founder and President of the National Action Network, MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton; and NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams.

This week’s political roundtable guests are former top adviser to President Obama, David Axelrod; Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA); the Washington Post‘s Eugene Robinson and the Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley’s guests are Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT);  Prop 8 opponents David Boies and Ted Olson.

The political panel includes strategists Donna Brazile and Kevin Madden, along with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

And on this Easter Sunday we’ll introduce you to the pastors of the most reviled congregation in America – the Congress. Senate Chaplain Barry Black & House Chaplain Patrick Conroy.