Sunday talk shows: Benghazi, NBA to lead

The Sterling scandal that rocked the NBA this week and new revelations over Benghazi will dominate the conversation on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will join former NBA All-Star Kevin Johnson, who is now the mayor of Sacramento, in discussing the fallout over the NBA's decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after he made racist remarks on tape.

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In other news, the Obama administration is fending off another round of Benghazi criticism after new documents were released this week, which will be a topic of discussion on several shows. 

Republicans have been pressuring the State Department for more information about the events that took place in the hours surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in September 2012.

On Friday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before Congress later this month, which drew backlash from the State Department.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will be joined by several other congressional colleagues in debating the controversy over Benghazi.

Here's the Sunday lineup: 

Fox News Sunday will talk with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, about the latest revelations in the ongoing Benghazi saga. 

CNN's State of the Union will talk exclusively with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) about the political fights surrounding Benghazi, where Republicans have pushed for more information, while Democrats and the Obama administration have told them to back off and drop it, arguing there is no scandal to unearth. 

The show will also talk with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) about the crisis in Ukraine, where both recently visited.

ABC's This Week scored an interview with NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will breakdown the Sterling scandal and discuss where the league goes from here.

The show will also talk with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in his first Sunday show appearance since joining the Senate five years ago.

CBS' Face the Nation will talk with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the healing process for the city following the Sterling scandal. Meanwhile, the show will also discuss the issue of race with Richard Williams, the father of Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has been calling for a more thorough congressional investigation into the attacks in Benghazi, will also be featured.

NBC's Meet the Press will talk exclusively with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson about the Sterling scandal. Johnson, a former NBA All-Star, led the players' push to ban Sterling from the league. He will discuss what comes next and whether the NBA is within its legal rights to force Sterling into selling the team.

Next up, newly-released Benghazi documents with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and talks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about his political future and the botched execution in Oklahoma.