Sunday talk show tip sheet

Clinton, Gates dominate Sunday talk-show morning

By Dianna Heitz
|  Sunday, Oct 11, 2009  |  Updated 6:35 AM EDT
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Expect two contrasting topics – President Barack Obama’s surprise Nobel Peace Prize and the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan – to dominate this weekend’s Sunday Shows.

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Expect two contrasting topics – President Barack Obama’s surprise Nobel Peace Prize and the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan – to dominate this weekend’s Sunday Shows.

CNN's new "Amanpour," airing Sunday afternoon, has the week's biggest names, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates appear together.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” offers a foreign policy-heavy line up, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with two retired generals – former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Gen. Richard Myers and the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey.

ABC's "This Week" has the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and committee member Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), along with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and former Army Vice Chief of Staff retired Gen. Jack Keane.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Robert Casey (D-Penn.) stop by CNN’s “State of the Union.” And White House Communications Director Anita Dunn appears in the Reliable Sources segment, where she’ll surely be asked about her line this week that Fox News is "opinion journalism masquerading as news."

“Fox News Sunday” keys on the economy, with Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn and Moody’s chief economist, Mark Zandi.

On CBS, “Face the Nation” has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” hosts Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who’ll field questions from The New York Times’s David Herszenhorn and The Hill’s Jeffrey Young.

Finally, on Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al Hunt discusses the president’s push for financial regulatory reform with White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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