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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 TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE threatened to cut schools' federal funding if they don't open up in the fall, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration America has a civic education problem — here's how to fix it Biden's Education secretary must expel the harmful policies of the last four years 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 PelosiUS economy hurtles toward 'COVID cliff' with programs set to expire Democrats gear up for last oversight showdown with Trump Divided citizenry and government — a call to action for common ground 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 StoneWashington braces for unpredictable post-election period Like it or not, a Trump self-pardon may be coming soon This election is headed to the courts, but Democrats have lawyers too 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 SchiffMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Top cybersecurity official ousted by Trump Devin Nunes fends off Democratic opponent in California 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 JordanCheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud New RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future Sunday shows preview: Biden team gears up for transition, Trump legal battles continue and pandemic rages on MORE (R-Ohio); Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani distances Trump campaign from attorney Sidney Powell Team Trump offering 'fire hose' of conspiracy Kool-Aid for supporters Trump campaign appeals dismissal of Pennsylvania election challenge MORE, former Mayor of New York City; Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of The Trump Organization; Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight Senate advances energy regulator nominees despite uncertainty of floor vote Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee MORE (R-Wyo.)

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., father of CHOP (Seattle) victim; HUD Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonBen Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after being 'extremely sick' with COVID-19 Ben Carson says he used unproven COVID-19 treatment recommended by MyPillow CEO Chelsea Clinton blames Trump for Secret Service officers in quarantine MORE; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight House Hispanic Republicans welcome four new members Questions swirl at Pentagon after wave of departures MORE (R-Calif.); Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Panel: Ameshia Cross & Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaThousands rally in DC to protest election results, show support for Trump Sunday shows preview: Trump, lawmakers weigh in on COVID-19, masks and school reopenings amid virus surge Trump taps Gorka for national security advisory board MORE

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