Sunday Talk Shows (6/17/12): Mitt Romney, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, GPS and more

Sunday political talk show guests include Mitt Romney on Face the Nation--his non-Fox News Sunday appearance. David Plouffe is being deployed to NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week and Fox News Sunday.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); David Plouffe, White House senior adviser; David Maraniss, Washington Post; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Mark Halperin, Time; former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN); Kim Strassel, Wall Street Journal

CBS’ Face the Nation: Mitt Romney; former Vermont Governor Howard Dean; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; Rich Lowry, National Review; Jan Crawford, CBS; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate

ABC’s This Week: David Plouffe, White House senior adviser; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN); George Will, ABC News; Matthew Dowd, ABC News; former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee; Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

Fox News Sunday: David Plouffe, White House senior adviser; Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT); Michael Hayden, former CIA Director; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Joe Trippi, former Howard Dean campaign manager; Karl Rove, former Bush White House senior adviser; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Robert Skidelsky, University of Warwick; Niall Ferguson, Harvard University; Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Business School; London Mayor Boris Johnson

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Cenk Uygur, Current TV; Matt Lewis, The Daily Caller; Len Dowie, The Washington Post; Phil Bronstein, The Center for Investigative Reporting; Jane Hall, former Los Angeles Times media reporter; Michael Ware, CNN

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Liz Marlantes, The Christian Science Monitor; David Ignatius, The Washington Post; Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News

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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