Sunday Menu

By Curtis Hewston

Morning lineup:

CBS: Sunday Morning: Cover Story: David Pogue on Germs; Jim Axelrod sits down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush to discuss their time in the White House as chronicled in Mr. Bush’s memoir (preview); Interview: actor Diane Keaton (preview); Ventriloquists; Bill Geist on corduroy.

NBC: Meet the Press: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Roundtable: former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA), former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN), Bethany McLean (Vanity Fair).

CBS: Face the Nation: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-KY).

ABC: This Week: former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Honeywell CEO David Cote; Roundtable: Paul Krugman (New York Times), Ruth Marcus (Washington Post), Robert Kagan (Brookings Institution), George Will (ABC News).

FOX: Fox News Sunday: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Juan Williams (Fox News).

CNN: State of the Union: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA).

CNN: Reliable Sources: The Daily Beast Editor in Chief Tina Brown, Newsweek owner Sidney Harman on The Daily Beast-Newsweek merger; Bill Carter (New York Times) on Conan O’Brien’s comeback; Republican strategist Mark McKinnon, Dana Milbank (Washington Post), Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times) on the George W. Bush book blitz and the Sarah Palin reality series.

CNN: The Chris Matthews Show: Gloria Borger (CNN), Howard Fineman (Huffington Post), Clarence Page (Chicago Tribune), Kelly O’Donnell (NBC).

CNN: Fareed Zakaria GPS: former Secretary of State George Shultz; a panel of experts, one from each of the president’s four stops, to break down what Obama’s visit means for the future of U.S-Asian relations.

PBS: Washington Week: Jackie Calmes (New York Times) on the deficit commission’s proposals, Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) on leadership battles in Congress, Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the struggling global economy, Martha Raddatz (ABC) on the Bush memoir.

C-SPAN: Newsmakers: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) on how things will change over the next two months as Republicans prepare to take back control of the House of Representatives; Jake Sherman (Politico), Julie Hirschfeld Davis (Associated Press).

TVOne: Washington Watch: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).

Evening lineup:

CNN: State of the Union, Special Edition: former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).

CBS: 60 Minutes: Shaleionaires: While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy (preview). Haiti: The earthquake made things in already-poor Haiti bad enough, but now a cholera epidemic is threatening to kill more Haitians (preview). Medal of Honor: The first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War explains in an emotional interview just what he did to earn the nation’s highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable (preview).

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