Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence
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Whether or not and how schools and colleges open in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic will be one of the main topics discussed on this week's Sunday morning shows.

The Trump administration this week took an aggressive stance on wanting schools to in the fall. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE threatened to cut schools' federal funding if they don't open up in the fall, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosStudents at school system Pence called 'forefront' of reopening now in quarantine The Hill's Coronavirus Report: GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani says DC policymakers need to do more to support ventures and 'solo-preneurs'; Federal unemployment benefits expire as coronavirus deal-making deadlocks Democrats look to go on offense in debate over reopening schools MORE told governors it was unacceptable for schools districts to have in-person teaching only part of the time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance for the nation's schools on how to reopen in the safest way possible, but Trump pushed back on the recommendations, calling the guidelines "very tough & expensive."

CDC Director Robert Redfield said Thursday that there are greater health risks with keeping schools closed rather than having them reopen.

"I'm of the point of view as a public health leader in this nation, that having the schools actually closed is a greater public health threat to the children than having the schools reopen," Redfield told The Hill.

White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE said Friday that having students return to school in the fall is "not that hard."
 
All of this comes as the U.S. broke its single-day record for coronavirus cases three days in a row, reporting over 68,000 new cases of the virus on Friday.
 
Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) official who's in charge of the U.S.'s COVID-19 testing operation, will make stops on ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press."

Another leading health official, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, will appear on CBS' "Face the Nation."

DeVos will also make an appearance, going on CNN's "State of the Union."

The other major topic on the shows will most likely be Trump's commutation of longtime adviser Roger Stone. The president commuted the sentence of Stone, who was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress and set to go to jail on Tuesday.

The move prompted instant backlash from the president's Democratic critics in Congress. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate Pelosi: 'Of course there's room for compromise' on 0-per-week unemployment benefit MORE (D-Calif.) said Saturday that she plans on introducing legislation that will limit the president's future pardon powers.

"President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing MORE, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption," Pelosi said in a statement.

Pelosi will appear on "State of the Union."

A full lineup of the shows is below:

ABC's “This Week" — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP chairmen hit back at accusation they are spreading disinformation with Biden probe Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package House Intelligence panel opens probe into DHS's involvement in response to protests MORE (D-Calif.)

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Giroir; Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.); Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry Shaw, president and CEO, AdventHealth; Tom Wyatt, CEO of KinderCare

CNN’s “State of the Union” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Mayor Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County, Florida

"Fox News Sunday" - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanWorld's most trafficked mammal gives Trump new way to hit China on COVID-19 The 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence Tucker Carlson calls Fauci a 'fraud' after tense hearing MORE (R-Ohio); Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiCoronavirus concerns emerge around debates Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign call for earlier debate MORE, former Mayor of New York City; Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of The Trump Organization; Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoLatest Trump proposal on endangered species could limit future habitat, critics say Republicans dismiss Trump proposal to delay election Barrasso nuclear bill latest GOP effort to boost uranium mining MORE (R-Wyo.)

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., father of CHOP (Seattle) victim; HUD Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ends Obama fair housing rule Castro urges Dems to seize moment on social reform Overnight Health Care: Fauci says 'bizarre' efforts to discredit him only hurt the White House | Alabama to require face masks | House panel probes 'problematic' government contracts MORE; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (R-Calif.); Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Panel: Ameshia Cross & Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaSunday shows preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh in on COVID-19, masks and school reopenings amid virus surge Trump taps Gorka for national security advisory board Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence MORE

--This report was updated on July 12 at 11:39 a.m.