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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Cheat Sheet

George Wenschhof

Expect a grab bag discussion on Sunday, with topics ranging from gun violence, the recent cabinet nominations by President Obama and the announcement by the President the mission in Afghanistan is changing to one of training and the likelyhood the withdraw of U.S. troops will take place sooner.

Obama has taken heat from Republicans and Democrats on his nominations this week of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, John Brennan for C.I.A. director and Jack Lew for treasury secretary.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will appear on NBC "Meet the Press" and Richard Haass, president of Council of Foreign Relations appears on ABC "This Week".

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a moderate, appears on three of the morning political talk shows after speaking out for the need for legislation banning assault weapons.

Manchin will be joined by former Utah Governor and candidate for the Republican Party nomination for president; Jon Huntsman on ABC "This Week". As, co-chairs of the organization "No Labels", they will discuss whether Republicans and Democrats will ever be able to work together in Washington.

Joining in with the argument for legislation on gun violence is retired General Stanley McChrystal, who became known when he was forced to retire after criticism of President Obama appeared in "The Rolling Stone" - He appears on CBS "Face The Nation".

David Keene, president of the NRA, who wants to arm teachers and provide armed guards at schools, appears on CNN "State of the Union".

The scheduled guests appear below.

NBC "Meet The Press" - Colin Powell

Roundtable discussion with Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), Haley Barbour, Mike Murphy, and Andrea Mitchell

ABC "This Week" - Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jack Reed (D-Vt.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).  Jon Huntsman, Richard Haass, and Martha Raddatz

Roundtable discussion with Paul Krugman, Peggy Noonan, Al Hunt, Judy Woodruff, and David Walker. 

CBS "Face The Nation" -  Senators John McCain (R-Az.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), General McChrystal, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)

Roundtable discussion with John Dickerson, Amy Walter and Rajiv Chandrasekaran 

CNN "State of The Union" - David Keene, Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jon Huntsman, Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) 

Fox News Sunday - Neera Tanden, president for the Center for American Progress, Larry Pratt, executive director, Gun Owners of America.  Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Roundtable discussion with Brit Hume, Evan Bayh, Kimberley Strassell and Bob Woodward

Bloomberg TV "Political Capital" - watch interview with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by clicking on link.


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