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Sunday Talk Shows (10/21/12): Presidential debate, foreign policy, Marco Rubio, Meet the Press, Face the Nation and more

Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who is expected to speak to Mitt Romney’s foreign policy strengths ahead of Monday night’s final presidential debate on foreign policy and national security. Rubio will appear on the three major networks: NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week.


Full line-up below. What catches your eye?

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); David Axelrod, chief Obama campaign strategist; Dee Dee Myers, Democratic strategist; Mike Murphy, Republican strategist; Tom Friedman, New York Times; Helene Cooper, New York Times

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser; Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager; Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal; David Sanger, New York Times; Joe Klein, Time; John Dickerson, CBS News and Slate

ABC’s This Week: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition; Van Jones, former Obama White House environmental adviser; Greta Van Susteren, Fox News; Matthew Dowd, political strategist

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): Frank Newport, Gallup; Brit Hume, Fox News; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Juan Williams, Fox News; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley:  Newt Gingrich; former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson; Senator Mark Warner (D-VA); former congressman Tom Davis (R-VA); Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Dana Bash, CNN; Dan Balz, The Washington Post

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:  Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Roger Simon, Politico; Jackie Kucinich, USA Today; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post; David Shuster, Current TV; Tina Brown, Daily Beast; Jeff Jarvis 

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Andrea Mitchell, NBC, John Harris, Politico; Michael Duffy, Time; Kathleen Parker, 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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