Sunday show preview: Public figures pay tribute to George H.W. Bush

Sunday show preview: Public figures pay tribute to George H.W. Bush
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Friends and colleagues of former President George H.W. Bush will join the Sunday news show circuit this week as news networks examine the life and legacy of America's 41st president.

The 94-year-old Republican died Friday, according to a late-breaking statement released through his son, former President George W. Bush, following his wife Barbara who died in April.


In the statement, the Bush family said it was “deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens."

Bush, the first incumbent vice president since Martin Van Buren in 1836 to be elected president, served just one term in office before an election defeat to former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill Clintons remember former adviser Vernon Jordan Vernon Jordan: an American legend, and a good friend MORE in 1992.

His son, George W. Bush, would later become president as well, while another son Jeb Bush (R) served two terms as Florida's governor.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served in his son's administration, will make three appearances on Fox News, NBC and CBS this week to discuss the elder Bush's legacy, for whom Cheney served as secretary of defense.

Bush's former secretary of state, James Baker, will appear on every network, while Colin Powell, who was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Bush 41's presidency, will appear on ABC as well.

Also making a rare Sunday news show appearance on ABC is Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Third approved vaccine distributed to Americans DOJ investigating whether Alex Jones, Roger Stone played role in Jan. 6 riots: WaPo Nearly a quarter of Trump's Facebook posts in 2020 included misinformation: analysis MORE, former adviser to the Trump campaign, who is said to be a person of interest in Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's special counsel investigation and who saw an associate, Jerome Corsi, claim this week that Mueller's team had offered him a plea agreement.

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate confirms Rouse as Biden's top economist Democrats push Biden to include recurring payments in recovery package Padilla has 'big Chuck Taylors to fill' in replacing Harris MORE (D-Ohio), floated by some Democrats in recent days as a potential 2020 presidential contender, will also make an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union."

Here's the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Democrats want to silence opposing views, not 'fake news' White House defends not sanctioning Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (D-Calif.), former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone.

NBC's "Meet the Press": Baker, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoBiden returns to Obama-era greenhouse gas calculation Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland Senate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary MORE (R-Wyo.), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).

CBS's "Face the Nation": Baker, Cheney, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSenate Democrats offer fresh support for embattled Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate MORE (D-Va.).

CNN's "State of the Union": Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Mark Warner (D-Va.).

"Fox News Sunday": Cheney, Baker.