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Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet



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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sits down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Jordanian King Abdullah II lead a heavy foreign policy and national security lineup on this Sunday’s talk shows.

    Ahmadinejad sits down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” And the king talks with David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    Gregory also interviews White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the first 100 days of the Obama administration.

    After a week of red-hot debate over the administration’s release of Bush administration memos on the use of extraordinary interrogation techniques, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former Navy flier who was beaten as prisoner of war in Vietnam, discusses the latest controversy CBS’s “Face the Nation.” And so does Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who supports creation of a so-called “truth committee” to investigate the allegations of torture.

    Elsewhere, several other top White House aides also evaluate the administration’s first 100 days.

    White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and chief photographer Pete Sousa sit down with John King on CNN’s “State of the Union,” as do Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    And Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council, is on “Fox News Sunday,” along with Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Kit Bond (R-Mo), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    On Bloomberg TV, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks with host Al Hunt on “Political Capital.”

    And on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on House Intelligence Committee, takes questions from Congressional Quarterly’s Tim Starks and The New York Times’ Scott Shane.