Kerry to appear on all five Sunday shows

Secretary of State John Kerry will appear on all five Sunday shows as worries about the Russian-Ukraine standoff and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza dominate headlines.

The two issues represent different challenges for Kerry, who is also likely to be asked about the decision to extend talks on curbing Iran's nuclear program. That decision would have dominated the news most weeks, but was released late in the day Friday and was overshadowed by the events in Gaza and Ukraine.

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The Obama administration is pressing Russia and separatists in Ukraine to allow international investigators free access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

The administration has all but blamed Russian separatists for the violence, though militia groups have denied it.

Kerry will apper on ABC's “This Week” with Rep. Mike Rogers  (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy in Washington; and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S.

The line-up on "Face the Nation" on CBS includes Kerry, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), and Martin Indyk, the former U.S. special Mideast envoy, specializing in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. He is now a vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Intuition.

CNN's "State of the Union" will host Kerry, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); the U.S. commander of NATO forces in Europe, Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, and Robert Turner of the main U.N. aid agency in Gaza.

Meanwhile, NBC's “Meet the Press” features Kerry and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). 

The lineup on “Fox News Sunday” includes Kerry and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).

The Fox lineup suggests immigration will be a part of the discussion.

Cruz introduced a bill on Thursday that would end an “amnesty” program that allows some undocumented immigrants to remain in the country without having to worry about being deported. 

“The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty," Cruz said in a statement. “If we do not put an end to its expansion — to the promise of amnesty that is the reason so many are coming — then more little boys and girls will be trafficked, abused, and even killed.”

 

 

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