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Sunday Talk Shows (6/24/12): Meet the Press, Face the Nation, GPS and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Face the Nation and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on ABC’s This Week. Campaign talk will continue as Romney senior campaign adviser Ed Gillespie hits Meet the Press and CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, where David Axelrod, Obama senior campaign adviser, will also appear. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) will debate taxes on Meet the Press.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Ed Gillespie, Romney senior campaign adviser; Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ); Bob Costas, NBC Sports; Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform; Ben Jealous, NAACP; Mike Murphy, GOP strategist; Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist; Bob Woodward, Washington Post

CBS’ Face the Nation: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI); Stefanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager; Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser; Rana Foroohar, TIME; Mark Zandi, Moody’s; Robert Reich, UC Berkeley; John Fund, American Spectator; Michael Gerson, Washington Post; Frank Rich, New York magazine; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate; Norah O’Donnell, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Mary Matalin, Republican strategist; Donna Brazile, ABC News; Matthew Dowd, ABC News

Fox News Sunday: Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL); Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA); Karl Rove, Fox News; Joe Trippi, Fox News; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ed Gillespie, Romney senior campaign adviser; David Axelrod, Obama senior campaign adviser; Gov. Bob Mcdonnell (R-VA); Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA); Tom Vilsack, Secretary or Agriculture 

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Larry Kudlow, CNBC;  Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist; Chrystia Freeland, Reuters; Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research; Abdul Basit Sieda, Syrian opposition leader; Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and science communicator

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; Paul Friedman, Former CBS News executive; Andrew Tyndall, blogger; Sarah Lacy, tech blogger; Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein, Time; S.E. Cupp, Glenn Beck TV; Katty Kay, BBC; Howard Fineman, Huffington 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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