Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has petitioned the Illinois Supreme Court to remove her fellow Democrat as governor, headlines NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’s "Face the Nation" to talk about what’s next with Blagojevich, who’s accused by federal prosecutors of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.
To tackle the failed $14 billion automaker bailout, new “Meet” moderator David Gregory also interviews Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, a Michigan native with deep roots in the auto industry.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina also make sit-down appearances.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich), meanwhile, stops by CBS, where he’ll join Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson.
“Fox News Sunday” is also bailout heavy, with Corker and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) leading the show.
CNN’s “Late Edition” gets Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) to take on the bailout that died in the Senate and the latest batch of poor economic indicators. They’ll be joined by former Clinton White House economic adviser Gene Sperling.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will lay out what’s next for the automakers and the auto unions when she visits with Al Hunt on Bloomberg’s “Political Capital.”
And on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), co-chairman of the Congressional Auto Caucus, is interviewed by the Detroit Free Press’ Justin Hyde and Politico’s Victoria McGrane.
Finally, on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos sits down with former Republican presidential nominee John McCain to get his postmortem analysis of his own campaign and his look ahead at the future of the battered Republican Party.