Sunday Talk Shows (1/13/13): Gun control, Chuck Hagel, Meet the Press, Face the Nation

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, who will take on President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense. Gun control is also slated for discussion after a week of talks between Joe Biden, the NRA and other organizations. On deck are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Think tankers this week include Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass and Brookings Institution’s Jon Huntsman on This Week, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden on Fox News Sunday and New America Foundation’s Peter Beinart on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria.   

Full line-up below. What catches your eye? 

NBC’s Meet the Press: Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.); Newark’s Democratic Mayor Cory Booker; fmr. Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS); Mike Murphy, GOP strategist; Andrea Mitchell, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Gen. Stanley McChrystal; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; Martha Raddatz, ABC; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Jon Huntsman, Brookings Institution; Paul Krugman, New York Times; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; Al Hunt, Bloomberg News; Judy Woodruff, PBS; and David Walker, Comeback America Initiative

Fox News Sunday: Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress; Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America; Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Brit Hume, Fox News; Evan Bayh, Fox News; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Bob Woodward, The Washington Post

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal; Peter Beinart, New America Foundation; Jeffrey Toobin, CNN; Bruce Bartlett,  

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:  Paul Farhi, The Washington Post; Robert Costa, National Review; Keli Goff,; Christine Brennan, USA Today; Gail Shister, TV Newser; Adam Buckman, Xfinity

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Michael Duffy, Time; Helene Cooper, New York Times; Sam Donaldson, ABC

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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Allen McDuffee · January 11, 2013