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Think Tanked
Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/18/2012

Sunday Talk Shows (8/19/12): 2012 campaigns, Rick Santorum, Rudy Giuliani, Gail Sheehy, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

As the Romney and Obama campaigns continue their protracted duel, guests on this week’s Sunday talk shows include former senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who will appear on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who will be on CBS’s Face the Nation. Maryland’s Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell discuss the campaigns on NBC’s Meet the Press. For a change of pace, Gail Sheehy will talk about former Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week, on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz.

ABC’s This Week will host a roundtable discussion with University of Virginia’s Miller Center around the question: “Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy?”

Brookings’ E.J. Dionne is the only think tanker lined up this week, when he appears on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.); Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.); Chuck Todd, NBC; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Ted Cruz, Republican U.S. Senate nominee; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post and Brookings Institution; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

CBS’s Face the Nation: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senate majority whip; Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.); Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Mass.); Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general of the Troubled Assets Relief Program; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Obama Council of Economic Advisers; Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser; Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager

Fox News Sunday: Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign senior adviser; Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist; Karl Rove; former senator Evan Bayh

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney senior adviser ; Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager; Rick Santorum, former senator and GOP presidential candidate; Mark Preston, CNN political director; Jackie Kucinich, USA Today. Note: CNN correspondent Jim Acosta fills in for Candy Crowley this week.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: GPS will return to its schedule next Sunday, Aug. 26, following Fareed Zakaria’s suspension by CNN after apparent plagiarism.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics; Jonathan Martin, Politico; Steve Roberts, George Washington University journalism professor; David Shuster, Current TV; Amy Holmes, GBTV; Bob Schieffer, CBS News veteran; Gail Sheehy, author

By  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/18/2012

 
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