Guests on the Sunday political talk shows indicate that all eyes are looking ahead to the election season’s first debate as 2016 Republican hopefuls take the stage on Thursday. RNC chair Reince Priebus will try to explain how having 17 candidates run is good for the party, as he hits NBC’s Meet The Press and ABC’s This Week. From there, it’s candidate city with Republicans running for the White House hitting all of the shows and Bernie Sanders appearing on ABC’s This Week.
Full line-up below. What catches your eye?
- NBC’s Meet The Press: Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chair; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee Chair; Dr. Ben Carson, Republican presidential candidate; Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner; Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal; Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post; Helen Cooper, The New York Times; Chris Matthews, MSNBC
- CBS’ Face The Nation: Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate; Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, aviation expert; Juliana Goldman, CBS; Trevor Potter, former FEC commissioner; Matea Gold, Washington Post; Steven Law, American Crossroads; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Ron Fournier, National Journal; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Reihan Salam, National Review
- ABC’s This Week: Donald Trump; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Rick Santorum, Republican presidential candidate; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chair; Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; Newt Gingrich, CNN; Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster; Cokie Roberts, ABC
- Fox News Sunday: Gov. John Kasich (R-OH); Rick Perry, Republican presidential candidate; Karl Rove; Susan Page, USA Today; Michael Needham, Heritage Action for America; Juan Williams, Fox News
- CNN’s State of the Union: Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)