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Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US

Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US
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The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE and the looming Senate impeachment trial for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE amid surges in U.S. coronavirus infections are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows. 

All eyes are on Washington, D.C., this week as security officials and law enforcement prepare for Wednesday’s inaugural ceremonies in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. 

The FBI has warned of planned protests that have the potential to turn violent in the days surrounding the inauguration, prompting the closure of major Metro stations around the National Mall and Capitol building. Amtrak has also announced that it is suspending some service south of D.C.

The National Park Service on Friday announced it would temporarily close most parts of the National Mall to restrict the number of people allowed in the area. 

As Biden prepares to take the oath of office amid heightened political division, members of the incoming administration are expected to appearances on some of this Sunday’s talk shows, including incoming White House Communications Director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief bill Q&A: Talking shop with White House communications director Kate Bedingfield We knew media would coddle Biden — here's why it's much worse MORE on ABC’s “This Week,” and Ron KlainRon KlainKlain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? MORE, Biden’s chief of staff, scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

Just one day before Biden enters the White House, the Senate is scheduled to reconvene for its new session. The upper chamber will wait to receive the House resolution of impeachment against President Trump, almost guaranteeing the Senate will take up proceedings during Biden's administration. 

The House this week voted along bipartisan lines to impeach Trump, charging him with inciting the violent mob at the Capitol. The vote made Trump the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. 

Pelosi this week also named several impeachment managers to argue the House’s case during the Senate trial, including Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinDeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes Officer on Capitol riot: 'Is this America? They beat police officers with Blue Lives Matter flags' Considering impeachment's future MORE (D-Md.) as the lead impeachment manager, as well as others such as Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroState Department establishes chief officer in charge of diversity Texas governor faces criticism over handling of winter storm fallout DC bureau chief for The Intercept: Impeachment managers became 'like the dog who caught the car' when permitted to call witnesses MORE (D-Texas). 

Raskin will appear on “State of the Union,” while Castro is scheduled to be on ABC’s "This Week." 

Amid the chaos in Washington, the previously anticipated post-holiday coronavirus surge has now arrived, leading to several pandemic milestones this week. 

On Tuesday alone, a record 4,327 people in the U.S. died from the virus, according data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over the past week, the New York Times coronavirus database has recorded an average of more than 230,000 new infections per day, a 19 percent jump from just two weeks prior. 

On Sunday, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci: 'Very nice' that Trump told people to get vaccinated at CPAC Neanderthal museum weighs in on Biden mask comments Abbott defends scrapping mask mandate: It 'isn't going to make that big of a change' MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Increased security on Capitol Hill amid QAnon's March 4 date Experts warn US risks delaying 'normal' summer Retailers fear a return of the mask wars MORE, Biden's pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is set to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” 

Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Bedingfield; Reps. Castro and Peter Meijer (R-Mich).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent NJ lawmakers ask Gannett to stop 'union-busting' efforts at 3 state newspapers Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case MORE (D-N.J.); Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — 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.); Walensky; Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.); Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Minn.; Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Klain; Raskin; Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinWhat's worse, violence on the left or the right? It's a dangerous question Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks National Sheriffs' Association backs Biden pick for key DOJ role MORE (D-Ill.); H.R. McMaster, a former national security adviser to President Donald Trump.

“Fox News Sunday” — Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonWhy do we still punish crack and powder cocaine offenses differently? Trump to attend private RNC donor retreat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB MORE (R-Ark.), Brian DeeseBrian DeeseBiden makes inroads with progressives The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Republicans squeeze Biden with 0 billion COVID-19 relief alternative Biden's push for stimulus checks sparks income eligibility debate MOREIncoming Director of the National Economic Council

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures”— Ric Grenell, former Acting Director of National Intelligence; Glenn Greenwald, journalist and The Intercept co-founder; Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzA victory for the Constitution, not so much for Trump Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in on Trump impeachment trial; Biden administration eyes timeline for mass vaccinations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - Dems rest their case; verdict on Trump this weekend MORE, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus

“America This Week With Eric Bolling”— Megyn Kelly; Raz Simone - Leader, Seattle C.H.O.P.; Dan Lippman, Politico; Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser.