Sunday shows preview: State governors and top medical officials prepare for next week of COVID-19 response

Sunday shows preview: State governors and top medical officials prepare for next week of COVID-19 response
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As the majority of Americans remain confined in their homes, the response of state governments, Congress, top medical officials and the Trump administration to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is expected to dominate the Sunday talk show lineup this weekend. 

Govs. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) — both of whom have taken drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in their states — are booked on ABC’s “This Week.” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), is also booked on NBC's “Meet the Press.”

The coronavirus has also taken a toll on the presidential primary field, leading many governors to postpone their primaries to avoid the spread of the disease. Notably, neither Democratic presidential candidate is booked on any cable show this Sunday as of Saturday afternoon. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been present at nearly every White House press briefing this week and has emerged a voice whose messaging regarding the virus is respected by both sides of the aisle. Fauci, along with former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb, are booked on CBS's “Face the Nation.”

The outbreak has taken a toll on the global economy and left thousands of people filing for unemployment in the U.S. as public health officials urge non-essential workers to stay at home. Peter Navarro, Assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing policy, has been involved with the administration’s response to the slow  economic downturn, and is booked on Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures.”

The coronavirus outbreak has also brought questions over how it might affect immigration policy. The administration has closed both the southern and northern border, limiting crossing to “essential” travel only, as the White House also faces calls to release detainees in immigration facilities. 

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad WolfChad WolfSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Watch live: Acting DHS chief testifies on deployment of federal agents to protests The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal MORE is booked on Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures.” Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who was replaced by Chad Wolf in November, is booked on ABC’s “This Week,” while another previous Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, is booked on NBC's “Meet the Press.”

ABC's “This Week" — Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor; Murphy, Whitmer; McAleenan.

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Gaynor; Hogan; Johnson.

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Fauci; FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith; former White House adviser Gary CohnGary David CohnFormer national economic council director: I agree with 50 percent of House Democrats' HEROES Act Sunday shows preview: Congress spars over next round of coronavirus relief; GOP seeks offensive after news of Flynn 'unmasking' The Memo: Speculation grows about Fauci's future MORE; Richard Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Gottlieb

CNN's “State of the Union" — Gaynor; Rep. Stephanie MurphyStephanie MurphyLawmakers weigh in on role of private equity firms in economic recovery The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Coronavirus relief negotiations underway with lawmakers back in Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided GOP to unveil COVID-19 bill MORE, D-Fla.

Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures" — Wolf; Navarro; Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonWhy Steve Bannon would fuel Donald Trump toward victory Sunday shows preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh in on COVID-19, masks and school reopenings amid virus surge Navarro-Fauci battle intensifies, to detriment of Trump MORE, Former White House Chief Strategist ; Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPPP application window closes after coronavirus talks deadlock  The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election US intelligence says Russia seeking to 'denigrate' Biden MORE (R-Fla.); Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson CEO