Three of the five men who met for Wednesday’s exclusive Presidents’ Lunch in the White House are sitting down on this Sunday’s television talk shows.
President-elect Barack Obama will map out his opening moves after the inauguration and discuss his recent appointments with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” And on “Fox News Sunday,” President George W. Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, reflect together with host Chris Wallace on the past eight years and their unique father-son political relationship.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Vice President Dick Cheney, who shared an awkward exchange in the House on Tuesday, headline the last show for CNN’s “Late Edition” with Wolf Blitzer, which is being replaced in a week by the new “State of the Union,” hosted by John King.
The other Sunday shows tackle myriad issues, from Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president on Jan. 20 to the new 111th Congress and the ongoing Illinois Senate seat saga.
Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris makes his way back on to the TV studio with an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” which will also have Illinois’ senior senator, Democrat Richard J. Durbin, and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).
And as Burris tries to hang on to his Senate appointment by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, New York’s Democratic governor, David Patterson, sits down with Bloomberg’s Al Hunt on “Political Capital” to talk about who he might appoint to fill the Senate seat that’s being vacated by Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is Obama’s pick for secretary of state.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” comedian Bill Cosby, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) preview the Obama’s Inauguration and the city’s ongoing preparations for with what are expected to be historically large crowds.
C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” also examines Washington’s inaugural preparations, with Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and U.S. Capitol Police Chief Phillip Morse, who’ll be questioned by Roll Call’s Emily Heil and WTOP Radio’s Mark Segraves.