Sunday Talk Shows (12/9/12): ‘Fiscal cliff,’ Cory Booker, Meet the Press, Face the Nation

December 8, 2012

Guests scheduled for the Sunday political talk shows include Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to discuss the impending “fiscal cliff,” as will a panel of senators and congressmen on This Week. Newark Mayor Cory Booker will appear on Face the Nation, perhaps to announce his intentions to run for New Jersey governor. 


OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL/EPA – President Barack Obama speaks at a bipartisan group of congressional leaders as Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye? 

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA); Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg; Helene Cooper, New York Times; Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; Major Garrett, CBS; Joe Klein, Times; Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI); Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX); Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ); James Carville, Democratic consultant; Mary Matalin, Republican consultant; Paul Krugman, New York Times; George Will, ABC News; Matthew Dowd, political strategist

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Amb. Michael Oren, Israel; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard, Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley:  Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Christine Lagarde, IMF; Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics; Dana Bash, CNN

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: James Baker; Ronald DePinho, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:  Mike Wise, Washington Post; Christine Brennan, USA Today; Erik Wemple, Washington Post; Callie Crossley, radio show host; Jake Tapper, ABC; Soledad O’Brien, CNN; Ron Fournier, National Journal 

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: David Ignatius, Washington Post; John Harris, Politico; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

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