Apr 14 2013

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

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The Sunday Talking Heads:

Up with Steve Kornacki: Steve Kornakci (@upwithsteve) debuted as the new host of Up Saturday morning. Steve’s guests this Sunday are Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) (@RepJerryNadler); former governor Eliot Spitzer (D- NY) (@EliotSpitzer); Neera Tanden (@neeratanden), president of the Center for American Progress; Maya Wiley (@mayawiley), founder & president of the Center for Social Inclusion; David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ), author, columnist and tax analyst; Mattie Duppler (@MDuppler), director of Budget & Regulatory Policy; and Mark Blyth, author and professor of Political Science at Brown University.

This Week with George Stephanopolis: This Week‘s guests are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who will be on seven Sunday talk shows pushing his RW agenda on immigration reform;  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, legendary New York Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera, the last Major League Baseball player to wear Jackie Robinson’s number 42; and Yankees slugger Robinson Cano, who is named after the Brooklyn Dodgers legend and wears 24 (42 in reverse) in Robinson’s honor, discuss the new film “42″ and Jackie Robinson’s legacy.

The political roundtable tackle all the week’s politics, including the battle over immigration, gun control, and the budget, plus North Korea’s escalating threats, with ABC News’ George Will; House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Washington Post Columnist Ruth Marcus; and Wall Street Journal Columnist Kimberley Strassel.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schieffer’s guests are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA); Sen. Joe Manchin(D-WV); and Commander Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

The panel will discuss the North Korean threat with The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius and The New York TimesDavid Sanger. Plus, what to watch for from the White House and Capitol Hill with The Cook Political Report‘s Amy Walter and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

The Chris Matthews Show: Guests this Sunday are Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; David Ignatius, The Washington Post Columnist; Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post National Political Reporter; and Mark Mazzetti, New York Times journalist.

Meet the Press with David Gregory: Guests on thie week’s MTP are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

Lee and Gillibrand join a panel discussion with the BBC’s Katty Kay, New York Times Columnist David Brooks, and NBC News Political Director ,Chuck Todd.

As the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic Major League Baseball debut approches, a special discussion with filmmaker Ken Burns and Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel Robinson.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowely’s guests are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and the Wall Street Journal‘s Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib on President’s budget landing with a thud and Senator Rand Paul landing in some hostile territory.


  1. BobbyK

    Who am I kidding. I’ve slept in and turned off Sunday insider shows for years now.

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