Sunday Talk Shows (1/29/12): Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, GPS and more

The Sunday talk shows have no think tankers this week, but here’s the full lineup complete with appearances from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, but no Mitt Romney:

•NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson; GOP candidate Rick Santorum; David Axelrod, Obama 2012 strategist; Joe Scarborough, MSNBC; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Director Chuck Todd, NBC

•ABC’s This Week: Newt Gingrich; House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH); George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser; Laura Ingraham, radio host

•CBS’ Face the Nation: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); Donald Trump; Rep. Allen West (R-FL); Mario Diaz-Balart; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate; Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics; Marc Caputo, Miami Herald

•Fox News Sunday: Newt Gingrich; Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Brit Hume, Fox News; AB Stoddard, The Hill; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News

•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX); Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL); Carlos Gutierrez, former Bush commerce secretary; and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Tim Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary

•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Mark Barabak, Los Angeles Times; Jackie Kucinich, USA Today; Jeff Greenfield, PBS; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

•NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Katty Kay, BBC; Andrew Sulivan, Daily Beast; Michael Duffy, Time; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post

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


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