Sunday Talk Shows (9/30/12): Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Ahmadinejad, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include three appearances from Romney supporter New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week. White House senior adviser David Plouffe follows Christie to two of the three. Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his first Fox News Sunday appearance when he sits down with Chris Wallace. And Fareed Zakaria interviews Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on GPS.   


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes the rounds to all the Sunday talks shows on the major networks this week in support of Mitt Romney.

No think tankers this week. 

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; White House senior adviser David Plouffe; Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition; former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA); Katty Kay, BBC; Chuck Todd, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Newt Gingrich; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Larry Sabato, University of Virginia; Robert Shrum, Republican strategist; Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Mark Zandi, Moody Analytics; Michelle Rhee, former DC Chancellor of Schools; Hedrick Smith, journalist

ABC’s This Week: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; White House senior adviser David Plouffe; former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour; former Vermont governor Howard Dean; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; Matthew Dowd, political strategist;  Maggie Haberman, Politico

Fox News Sunday: Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Obama Campaign senior adviser David Axelrod; Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Alex Castellanos, Republican consultant; Celinda Lake, Democratic strategist; Dana Bash, CNN

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; Chrystia Freeland, Thomson Reuters; Gregg Doyel, CBS

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; Joe Klein, Time; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC 

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 governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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Allen McDuffee · September 28, 2012