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Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet



    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will sit down on "This Week."

    Hillary Clinton makes her first Sunday show appearance as secretary of state on ABC’s “This Week,” three days after President Barack Obama’s major Middle East address in Cairo, Egypt.

    ABC host George Stephanopoulos will have plenty to discuss with Clinton, who traveled with Obama in Egypt – everything from Iran to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the end of the war in Iraq.

    And there might even be a political question or two, since her appearance comes a year to the day after she conceded the hard-fought Democratic presidential race to Obama.

    On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House senior adviser David Axelrod and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) offer their often-opposite political perspectives. Initially, Gingrich called for the withdrawal of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, saying she was a racist, only to allow later that he may have spoken too hastily.

    Axelrod appears as well on CNN’s “State of the Union,” as do three auto-city mayors – Michael Brown of Flint, Mich.; James Baker of Wilmington, Del.; and Michael Dinwiddie of Spring Hill, Tenn., the manufacturing base of General Motors’ soon-to-be-sold Saturn operations.

    The economy is also the thing on “Fox News Sunday,” which hosts White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee; Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee who has been a frequent critic of Obama’s economic plan; Google CEO Eric Schmidt; Thayer Capital Partners chairman Fred Malek; and acting Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Copps.

    On C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is interviewed about the nation’s rising unemployment rate by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Jim Puzzanghera and Cleveland Plain Dealer Washington Bureau Chief Stephen Koff.

    Finally, on Bloomberg TV, Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, talks with “Political Capital” host Al Hunt about the president’s speech in Cairo, developments in Iran and North Korea, GM’s bankruptcy and Sotomayor’s nomination to the high court.

    NBC’s “Meet the Press” is being pre-empted Sunday by the French Open.