This weekend’s talk shows will likely split their time between the aftermath of Friday’s earthquake in Japan, the continued fighting in Libya and the looming budget showdown on Capitol Hill.
ABC’s “This Week” will focus on the international news as Christiane Amanpour hosts her show live from Japan.
CBS’s “Face the Nation” will touch on the earthquake but will feature two senators – Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE (D-La.) – discussing what the U.S.’s role should be in Libya and the Middle East.
Similarly CNN’s “State of the Union” will divide its attention between the latest reports from Japan and budget battles here in Washington. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDems rip Trump administration for revoking Obama's transgender directive A guide to the committees: Senate McConnell: I’m very sympathetic to 'Dreamers' MORE (D-Ill.) join Candy Crowley to discuss.
With more on the budget fight, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThough flawed, complex Medicaid block grants have fighting chance Sanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress McConnell: Trump's speech should be 'tweet free' MORE is the lead guest on “Fox News Sunday,” followed by two of the bipartisan “Gang of Six.” Chris Wallace will question Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerTop Senate Dem: ‘Grave concerns’ about independence of Russia probe Dems worry too much about upsetting others. That needs to stop. Washington-area lawmakers request GAO report on DC Metro MORE (D-Va.) and Sen. Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissWyden hammers CIA chief over Senate spying Cruz is a liability Inside Paul Ryan’s brain trust MORE (R-Ga.) who are pressing a plan to cut $4 trillion from the federal budget over 10 years.
Gov. Mitch Daniels headlines NBC’s “Meet the Press” this week. The Indiana governor, often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate, will talk about budget and labor battles. Democratic Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerDean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison How the candidates for DNC chair stack up ahead of Saturday's vote DNC candidate Harrison drops out, backs Perez for chairman MORE (D-N.Y.) is next up to talk to guest moderator Chuck Todd and will give the Democrats’ side of the budget debate.
And, as a reminder for those of you planning your Sunday schedule, set your clock forward for Daylight Saving Time.