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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 ahead of the Democratic National Convention include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Newt Gingrich on Meet the Press, White House senior adviser David Plouffe on ABC’s This Week and David Axelrod on Fox News Sunday.

Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Newt Gingrich; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian; Tom Friedman, New York Times; Tom Brokaw, NBC

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Trish Regan, Bloomberg TV; Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; John Dickerson, CBS News

ABC’s This Week: David Plouffe, White House senior adviser; George Will, ABC News; Bill Burton, Priorities USA; former Gov. Kerry Healey (R-MA); Donna Brazile, political consultant; Matthew Dowd, political consultant

Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior adviser; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Brit Hume, Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast; Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Gov. Bev Perdue (D-NC); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser; Jessica Yellin, CNN; Dan Balz, Washington Post

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: David Drucker, Roll Call; Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour; Lauren Ashburn,; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; John Aravosis,; Adam Sharp, Twitter

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Helene Cooper, New York Times; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News; Sam Donaldson, ABC; John Heilemann, New York magazine

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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