Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Newt Gingrich on Meet the Press, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on ABC’s This Week and Sen. John McCain on Fox News Sunday. Robert Gibbs and Ed Gillespie will talk the 2012 race on Face the Nation.
The only think tanker this week is E.J. Dionne on the Meet the Press panel.
Full line-up below. What catches your eye?
•NBC’s Meet the Press: Newt Gingrich; Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Maria Shriver; Michael Lewis; Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa; Carly Fiorina, former head of Hewlett-Packard; E.J. Dionne, Washington Post and Brookings Institution; David Brooks, New York Times
•CBS’ Face the Nation: Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to the Obama campaign; Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to the Romney campaign; Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
•ABC’s This Week: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta; Jennifer Granholm, Current TV; Liz Claman, Fox Business Network; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Ron Brownstein, National Journal
•Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast and Fox News
•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Gen. Peter Chiarelli (ret.); Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA); Tim Tetz, American Legion; Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson; former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles; Bill Keller, New York Times; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; Chrystia Freeland, Reuters; Ross Douthat, New York Times
•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Andy Cohen, Bravo; Roger Simon, Politico; Anne Kornblut, Washington Post; former president of ABC News David Westin
•NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein, Time; Helene Cooper, New York Times; Major Garrett, National Journal; Kasie Hunt, AP