Ferguson fallout to rule Sunday shows
Fallout from a grand jury decision to not indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will continue to dominate Sunday’s political talk shows.
Attorneys for Brown’s family will appear on “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday.” Fox will also interview the lawyer for Darren Wilson, who killed the unarmed African-American teenager in August.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), a close ally of the Obama administration and the country’s only black state executive, will go on “Meet the Press.” Meanwhile, St. Louis alderman Antonio French will speak to “This Week.”
Several current and former law enforcement officials are slated to give their opinions on the latest developments in Ferguson, Mo., which has sparked violent protests in major cities across the country.
Incoming Senate lawmakers also make a host of appearances, with Sens.-elect Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) set to weigh in on the issues of the day and likely give insight on challenges facing the next Congress.
Here’s who you will hear from on Sunday morning:
NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) will be interviewed, as well as Sen.-elect Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fun, will also appear.
ABC’s “This Week”: St. Louis alderman Antonio French will appear to give his thoughts on this week’s grand jury ruling and the violence that has occurred in its wake. Former New York police commissioner Ray Kelly and Jelani Cobb, a writer and University of Connecticut associate professor will weigh in on the show.
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Benjamin Crump, attorney for Michael Brown’s family will speak on the latest developments in Ferguson. Sens.-elect Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) will be interview, along with Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago.
CNN’s “State of the Union”: Federal Aviation Administration administrator Michael P. Huerta will appear. The show will also feature a host of law enforcement officials, including: Thomas Manger, police chief of Montgomery County, Maryland, and vice president of the Police Executive Research Forum; Malik Aziz, deputy Dallas police chief and chairman of the National Black Police Association; Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Bernard Kerik, a former commissioner of the New York Police Department.
Fox News Sunday: Neil Bruntrager, attorney for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson and Daryl Parks, attorney for the family of Michael Brown, will be interviewed. Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will weigh in. Ayrshire Farm owner Sandy Lerner will also appear.
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