Sunday Talk Shows

Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in after Texas school shooting


Advocates on both sides of the gun control debate will make their cases on the Sunday talk shows this week after a school shooting on Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, killed 10 people and injured about 10 more.

Incoming National Rifle Association president Oliver North will appear on “Fox News Sunday” alongside Mark Kelly, co-founder of gun control group Giffords. 

Kelly, who is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) founded the group alongside his wife after she was shot at a campaign event in 2011.


Two parents of shooting victims are also set to discuss gun violence and possible solutions on ABC’s “This Week”: Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in Feb. 14’s Parkland, Florida, shooting, and Nicole Hockle, whose son Dylan was killed in 2012 in the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who suggested that having “too many entrances and too many exits” exacerbates the effects of deadly school shootings, will also appear on ABC and CNN. Patrick’s comments followed hours after Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe. 

On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), will discuss the ongoing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser whose aide was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation this week, will also appear.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, will also appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” as well as CBS’ “Face the Nation” to discuss the Russia probe. Warner cautioned Republicans in the House this week against interfering in Mueller’s probe after the identity of a confidential FBI source was leaked to the press.

White House advisers will also join two Sunday shows to discuss the Trump administration’s ongoing trade talks with China. Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s new director of the National Economic Council, will join CBS and ABC, while Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will join Fox News Sunday.

Here’s the full lineup:

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), longtime Trump aide Roger Stone and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“Fox News Sunday”: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North, Americans for Responsible Solutions co-founder Mark Kelly, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, ranking Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat Sen. Mark Warner (Va.).

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick (R), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.).

ABC’s “This Week”: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick; Fred Guttenberg, father of a Parkland, Florida, shooting victim, and Nicole Hockley, mother of a Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victim; and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

Tags Adam Schiff Adam Schiff Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Dan Patrick Donald Trump Lindsey Graham Mark Warner Mark Warner Newtown shooting Parkland Florida school shooting Robert Mueller Robin Kelly Roger Stone Santa Fe high school shooting Steven Mnuchin Sunday talk shows

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video