Talking Heads December 4
No news this week was big enough to warrant a sweep of the talk shows. According to Politico, here’s the lineup for this week:
Meet the Press (NBC) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is interviewed against Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod.
This Week (ABC) — Representative Barney Frank (D-Newton, MA) will talk about his impending retirement after over three decades in the House. Also, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is amazingly still running for President, tries to make it sound as if he has a chance. Then, Angelina Jolie discusses her work with the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Face the Nation (CBS) — Priebus is paired up here with former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
State of the Union (CNN) — Two more Republican Presidential hopeless hopefuls: Representatives Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson, TX) and Michele Bachmann (R-Stillwater, MN), plus the last GOP nominee, Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Also, former White House budget director Alice Rivlin and former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin discuss the latest unemployment numbers.
Fox News Sunday — Bachmann’s here, too, along with Gang of Six Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), who will talk about the debt and how to address it.
Newsmakers (CSPAN) — National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling is interviewed by The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib and The Economist’s Greg Ip.
Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — House Energy and Commerce Committee member Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph, MI) is interviewed here.
- Sunday talk show tip sheet (politico.com)