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Sunday Talk Shows 4/29/12: Osama bin Laden, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, GPS and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Rep. John Boehner on CNN’s State of the Union to talk vice president candidates, the 2012 elections and his comment about President Obama acting “beneath the dignity of the White House.” John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser, makes several stops to discuss the state of national security one year after the death of Osama bin Laden.

The full line-up below. What catches your eye?

•NBC’s Meet the Press: Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign adviser; Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign adviser; Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist

•CBS’ Face the Nation: Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Gov. Jerry Brown (R-CA); Graham Allison, Time; Peter Bergen, New America Foundation; David Ignatius, Washington Post; John Miller, CBS

•ABC’s This Week: John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser; Carly Fiorina, co-chair of Mitt Romney’s California campaign; Jennifer Granholm, Current TV; Paul Krugman, Harvard and New York Times; Eric Schmidt, Google; George Will, ABC

•Fox News Sunday: John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser; Joel and Victoria Osteen, Pastor, Lakewood Church; Brit Hume, Fox News; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Charles Lane, The Washington Post

•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH); John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser; Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT); Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); Michael Duffy, Time; Nancy Gibbs, Time

•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Evan Osnos, New Yorker; Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.; Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor; Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Mark Jurkowitz, Project for Excellence in Journalism; Rachel Sklar, Change the Ratio; David Frum, Frum Forum; Anna Holmes,; Maureen Ryan, Huffington Post; Clay Johnson, author

•NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Helene Cooper, New York Times; Katty Kay, BBC; Rick Stengel, Time; David Ignatius, Washington Post

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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