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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Cheat Sheet

George Wenschhof

A grab bag Sunday, with topics likely to include filibuster reform in the Senate, Texas abortion laws, immigration reform, Syria and the failed peace process between Israel and Palestine. 

NBC "Meet The Press" will have Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev. and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as guests and expect Reid to discuss the failure of Republicans to confirm President Obama nominees, causing him to consider the "nuclear" option for filibuster reform.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will appear on CBS "Face The Nation" and will likely discuss the latest efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to restart the Israel-Palestine peace talks.

On ABC "This Week", George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on his decision to re-enter political life as he joins the race for New York City comptroller.

Also, the pending verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will be discussed with NAACP President Ben Jealous on CNN "State of The Union".

The scheduled guests follow below.

NBC "Meet The Press" - Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AZ)

Roundtable with Rich Lowry; Former Democratic Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson; President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden; and Republican Strategist as well as former senior strategist to the McCain-Palin campaign Steve Schmidt.

CBS "Face The Nation" - Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu, Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Peter King (R-NY), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Sen. Dick Durbin

Roundtable with The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, TIME Magazine's Bobby Ghosh, The New York Times' David Sanger, POLITICO's John Harris and CBS News' State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan.


ABC "This Week - Eliot Spitzer, Sens. Orin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calf.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.)

Roundtable with Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman; New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of the new book “This Town”; and television and radio host Tavis Smiley.


CNN "State of The Union" - Texas Governor Rick Perry and Illinois governor Pat Quinn (D), Reps. Raul Grijalva  (D-Ariz.), Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), and NAACP President Ben Jealous


Fox News Sunday - Reps. Peter King (R-NY), Steve Israel (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-Tex.)

Roundtable with Bill Kristol, Jane Harman, Karl Rove and Charles Lane.


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