Sunday shows preview: Trump administration gears up for new week of coronavirus response; Sanders prepares for next phase of primaries

Sunday shows preview: Trump administration gears up for new week of coronavirus response; Sanders prepares for next phase of primaries

The Trump administration’s response to the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., the six primaries taking place Tuesday and the status of the recently signed Taliban peace deal are topics expected to dominate the Sunday talk show lineup this weekend. 

The Democratic primary field has drastically changed since last week, as several candidates dropped out of the race, leaving Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE in what is virtually a one-on-one battle for the remaining delegates. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardProgressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition YouTube rival Rumble strikes deals with Tulsi Gabbard, Glenn Greenwald MORE (D-Hawaii) is the only other candidate left in the 2020 race, but her campaign has yet to garner any significant traction thus far.

Super Tuesday bumped Sanders, who was once the front-runner, down to second place behind Biden in the delegate count. The nominating contests this Tuesday will give Sanders the opportunity to catch up to Biden, as six states hit the polls, including the delegate-rich state of Michigan.

The Vermont senator is booked on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” Biden, notably, is not booked on any cable TV Sunday shows as of Saturday afternoon. 

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong MORE, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, all members of the administration’s coronavirus task force, are booked on every major Sunday cable TV talk show. 

As of Saturday afternoon, there are 401 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. and 17 deaths, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University. Washington state Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeSeattle area to require COVID-19 vaccine to enter indoor venues Washington state troopers, firefighters sue over vaccine mandate Washington state enacting mask mandate for large outdoor events MORE (D), whose state has been hit hardest by the virus, is booked on CBS's "Face the Nation."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who declared a state of emergency Saturday over the virus, is booked on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures."

Democratic lawmakers have criticized the administration's response to the virus outbreak, particularly the appointment of Vice President Pence as head of the task force. 

All three branches of government this week signed off on an $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus aid package in response to the proliferating disease.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Poll shows tight GOP primary for Georgia governor MORE (R-Ga.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will be on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the events of the week. 

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySenators slow Biden with holds at Pentagon, State Tell our troops: 'Your sacrifice wasn't in vain' Sunday shows preview: Bombing in Kabul delivers blow to evacuation effort; US orders strikes on ISIS-K MORE (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has been skeptical of the recently signed Taliban peace deal, will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

The Sunday talk show lineup is as follows: 

ABC's "This Week" — Sanders, Carson

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sanders, Fauci, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R)

CBS's "Face the Nation" — Adams, Murphy, Inslee

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sanders, Adams

Fox's "Fox News Sunday" — Sanders, Fauci, Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocratic senators request probe into Amazon's treatment of pregnant employees Abortion rights groups want Biden to use bully pulpit after Texas law Overnight Health Care: Democrats plot response to Texas abortion law MORE (D-Pa.)

Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures" — Collins, McCarthy, Carson, Cuomo