Sunday shows preview: Virginia lawmakers talk Charlottesville, anniversary protests

Sunday shows preview: Virginia lawmakers talk Charlottesville, anniversary protests
© Getty Images

A group of Virginia lawmakers will hit the Sunday news circuit this week to discuss the protests between white nationalists and counter-protesters that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., last year, hours before similar demonstrations will take place in Washington, D.C.

CBS's "Face the Nation" will host a special episode focused on race in the U.S. one year after Charlottesville, featuring Charlottesville's first black female mayor Nikuyah Walker, Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael Kaine2020 general election debates announced Senators call for Trump administration to testify on Syria Schumer: Transcript 'absolutely validates' Trump impeachment inquiry MORE (D-Va.) and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottBlood cancer patients deserve equal access to the cure Rand Paul: 'We deserve to know' identity of Trump whistleblower Bottom Line MORE (R-S.C.).

Walker and Kaine are expected to discuss the challenges facing the Charlottesville community and the state of Virginia as they continue to grapple with last year's deadly protest. Scott, whom The Washington Post called "the GOP's conscience on race issues," will likely discuss issues of race.

Meanwhile, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.), who served as Virginia's governor during last year's rallies, will join CNN's "State of the Union." McAuliffe might also discuss a potential 2020 presidential run. 

Another potential 2020 nominee, Michael Avenatti, the attorney of adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her case against President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE, will join ABC's "This Week."

Meanwhile, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanJuan Williams: Black Republicans call out Trump — finally — on race Michael Cohen denies Omarosa advising him in prison Trump renews attacks on Omarosa, slamming her as 'disgusting and foul mouthed' MORE will go on NBC's "Meet the Press" to discuss her salacious new book "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House." Explosive claims from the book have emerged throughout the week, including unflattering anecdotes about Trump. 

Trump on Saturday called Manigault Newman a "lowlife." 

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy Stephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment MORE, who will appear on ABC's "This Week," is likely to field questions about Manigault Newman's claim that the president has a history of using racial slurs.

Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani will also go on CNN's "State of the Union" and ABC's "This Week."

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's "This Week": White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsCracks emerge in White House strategy as witness testifies Overnight Defense: Pentagon insists US hasn't abandoned Kurds | Trump expands sanctions authority against Turkey | Ex-Ukraine ambassador says Trump pushed for her ouster On The Money: Trump announces limited trade deal with China | Appeals court rules against Trump over financial records | Trump expands authority to sanction Turkey MORE (D-Md.), Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and adult-film star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti

NBC's "Meet the Press": Former White House communications director Omarosa Manigault Newman, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio)

CBS's "Face the Nation": Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Nikuyah Walker, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Tim Scott, (R-S.C.)

CNN's "State of the Union": Giuliani, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) 

"Fox News Sunday": Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Trump invites congressional leaders to meeting on Turkey Graham opens door to calling Hunter Biden to testify MORE (R-S.C.) and Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedThis week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington Fury over Trump Syria decision grows Democrats warn Trump's Turkey sanctions don't go far enough MORE (D-R.I.)