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 DurbinSenators move to protect 'Dreamers' Manchin urging colleagues to block funding bill as shutdown looms The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Ill.) join Candy Crowley to discuss.
With more on the budget fight, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown Senate advances funding measure, avoiding shutdown President Obama should curb mass incarceration with clemency 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 WarnerSenate passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown Senate advances funding measure, avoiding shutdown Stopgap funding bill poised to pass Senate before midnight deadline 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 SchumerSenate Dems hold out on spending deal, risking shutdown Dems see ’18 upside in ObamaCare repeal Confirm Gary Richard Brown for the Eastern District of New York 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.