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Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

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    Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris will defend his selection as Illinois' next senator on the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat — former state Attorney General Roland Burris — defends his appointment on this Sunday’s talk shows.

    Burris, who’s already made some national television appearances since the embattled governor announced his choice on Tuesday, headlines ABC’s “This Week,” where host George Stephanopoulos will also hear from Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), who opposes the Burris appointment because of the federal criminal charges facing the govnernor, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will also explain the opposition of Democratic congressional leaders to the Burris appointment and preview the Democratic legislative agenda on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) will focus as well on the new Democratic agenda when he sits down with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

    Wallace also interviews former President George H.W. Bush, who’ll look back on the presidency of his oldest son, George W., and ahead to a potential run for the Senate in Florida by another son, Jeb, the state’s former Republican governor.

    Elsewhere, the economy takes top billing.

    On CNN’s “Late Edition,” New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who lost his bid for last year’s GOP presidential nomination, will examine the new Obama administration’s plans for shoring up the nation’s sagging economy and what the states will face with looming budget shortfalls. 

    And on C-SPAN, Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland will be questioned by correspondents Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal and Sabrina Eaton from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

    Finally, in the continuing end-of-the-Bush adminsitration interviews, Vice President Dick Cheney sits down with CBS’s Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” to reflect on his past eight years in public office.