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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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE threatened to cut schools' federal funding if they don't open up in the fall, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosCardona seeks to pivot from DeVos era at Education Senate confirms Biden's Education secretary Motorcade of Libyan interior minister attacked 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 RedfieldRobert RedfieldFauci defends Birx: 'She had to live in the White House' US considering mandatory COVID-19 tests for domestic flyers, CDC official says CDC gets a second opinion: Seven steps to heal our COVID-19 response MORE 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 PelosiOn The Money: Democrats deals to bolster support for relief bill | Biden tries to keep Democrats together | Retailers fear a return of the mask wars Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief Biden urges Democrats to advocate for rescue package 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 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, 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 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.)

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 JordanJim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture' CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' MORE (R-Ohio); Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani again suspended from YouTube over false election claims Sacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug MORE, former Mayor of New York City; Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of The Trump Organization; Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoInterior Department reverses Trump policy that it says improperly restricted science Biden returns to Obama-era greenhouse gas calculation Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland MORE (R-Wyo.)

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr., father of CHOP (Seattle) victim; HUD Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonBiden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug Ben Carson launches conservative think tank Trump's '1776 Report' released on MLK Day receives heavy backlash MORE; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRepublican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC What good are the intelligence committees? CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE (R-Calif.); Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Panel: Ameshia Cross & Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaLou Dobbs retweets supporters blasting decision to cancel show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Congress slogs toward COVID-19 relief, omnibus deal McEnany: WHCA should investigate Playboy's Karem for shouting 'demeaning' questions MORE

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