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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 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who will talk gun control laws on Fox News Sunday, Obama and Romney advisers Robert Gibbs and Kevin Madden will go head-to-head on ABC’s This Week and former Vice President Dick Cheney will also appear on This Week.

The Penn State scandal is front and center on CBS’ Face the Nation with a Penn State President Rodney Erickson interview and a roundtable discussion on the topic.

NBC’s Meet the Press will not air because of the network’s Olympics coverage.

And two think tankers, AEI’s Paul Wolfowitz and CFR’s Richard Haass, will appear on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Will not air because of NBC’s Olympics coverage.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Penn State President Rodney Erickson; former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Buzz Bissinger, author; Sara Ganim, Patriot-News; Bill Rhoden, New York Times; James Brown, CBS; Jim Rome, CBS; Jan Crawford, CBS

ABC’s This Week: Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser; Kevin Madden, Romney campaign senior adviser; former Vice President Dick Cheney; George Will, ABC; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; David Chalian, Yahoo! News; Dana Loesch,; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

Fox News Sunday: Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Chip Saltsman, former Mike Huckabee campaign manager; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Ken Goldstein, Kantar Media/CMAG; Ron Brownstein, National Journal; Michael Scherer, Time

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Paul Wolfowitz, American Enterprise Institute; Tom Friedman, New York Times; Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University; Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; Paul Krugman, New York Times; Ken Rogoff, Harvard

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Keli Goff,; Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker; Jim Geraghty, National Review; Jane Hall, American University; Fred Francis; Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated; Frank Sesno, George Washington University

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Gloria Borger, CNN; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Dan Rather, HDNet; 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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