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Sunday Talk Shows (4/15/12): Tim Geithner, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, GPS and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows indicate the Obama administration is eager to push its economic message after a disappointing jobs report last week with the appearances of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Meet the Press, This week and Face the Nation. Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling also appears on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria. The 2012 elections take a back seat this week, but campaign advisors David Axelrod and Ed Gillespie will discuss the Obama and Romney campaigns on Fox News Sunday.

The full line-up:

•NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN); Mike Murphy, Republican strategist; Savannah Guthrie, NBC; Chuck Todd, NBC

•ABC’s This Week: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Cokie Roberts, ABC; Melody Barnes, former Obama domestic policy adviser; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Kevin Madden, advisor to the Romney campaign; Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

•CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Toure, Time; Jack Ford, CBS; Mark Strassmann, CBS; Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; John Dickerson, CBS

•Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Obama campaign chief strategist; Ed Gillespie, senior Romney campaign adviser

•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ni­ger­ian finance minister; Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times

•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Bill Cosby; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Matt Bai, New York Times

•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Joe Muto, former Fox News producer; Lola Ogunnaike, pop culture commentator; Jane Hall, American University; Bob Simon, 60 Minutes; Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes; Jonathan Martin, Politico; Julie Mason, radio show host

•NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Dan Rather; Pete Williams, NBC

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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