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The Sunday Talking Heads:
This Week with George Stephanopolis: Guests on this Sunday’s “This Week” are: House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); and Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO); legendary actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart.
Sitting at the roundtable are ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd;, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol; Willett Advisors chair and former counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven Rattner; and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren.
Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schieffer’s guest is former acting director of the CIA Michael Morell.
Joining him on the panel discussing the best books of 2013 are Rick Atkinson, author of “The Guns at Last Light,” Michael Connelly, author of “The Gods of Guilt,” Terry McMillan, author of “Who Asked You?” and George Saunders, author of “The Tenth of December.”
A 65-year CBS News tradition continues with a year-end report from CBS News correspondents Margaret Brennan, Nancy Cordes, Major Garrett and David Martin.
Meet the Press with David Gregory: On this week’s MTP, an exclusive interview with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde; other guests are Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
At the roundtable the guests are New York Times columnist David Brooks; Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne; former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Republican strategist Ana Navarro.
State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley’s guests are Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Aaron Schock.
Her panel guests are Washington Post‘s Dan Balz; New York Times‘ Mark Leibovich; Mark Halperin of Time Magazine and CNN “Crossfire” host Newt Gingrich.