May 22, 2016

Hell must have frozen over. The Sunday talking heads have all decided to give their audiences a break from the giant talking yam (h/t Charlie Pierce) a.k.a. the Republican presumptive presidential nominee.

That doesn't mean the usual Beltway both-siderists and right wing talking heads won't be out in full force as usual on the political talk shows, or that Fox won't make up for it with a few dozen or so smoochie smoochie interviews like we saw from Megyn Kelly earlier this week.

Here's the lineup for this weekend, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (check your local listings for times and channels in your area):

Hillary Clinton and Mark Cuban will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press," and he has nice things to say about her.

The "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner says he would consider running as her vice president if she approached him. [...]

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton will be a Sunday exclusive for the program, NBC News said. The program airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2. The panel will be Helene Cooper of The New York Times, Robert Draper of GQ and The New York Times Magazine, Joy Reid of MSNBC and Alex Castellanos, Republican strategist and co-founder of Purple Strategies. [...]

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. A panel on EgyptAir Flight MS804 features Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger; Fran Townsend, former homeland security adviser to George W. Bush; and Mark Rosenker, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Sanders is a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other guests are Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. The panel will be Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC's Matthew Dowd, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol and ABC's Cokie Roberts.

Sanders and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., are guests on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. Another guest is former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who is the Libertarian vice presidential candidate. The panel will be Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; CNN commentator SE Cupp; and radio host Bill Press.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will talk to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. John Roberts fills in as moderator. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. The panel will be Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers of USA Today and Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America.

John Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is a guest on "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is another guest. The panel will be Republican strategist Tony Sayegh of Jamestown Associates, GOP strategist Ed Rollins and Julie Roginsky, former political adviser to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.

Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst, will be a guest on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. Other guests are Robert Worth, author of "A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS," and George Shultz, former secretary of state in Ronald Reagan's administration.

Bob Woodward of The Washington Post will be a guest on "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Brit Hume and Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Betsy Woodruff of The Daily Beast, Kelly Riddell of The Washington Times and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi.

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, talks to "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. A panel on political coverage features journalist Carl Bernstein, John Avlon of The Daily Beast and Jane Hall, professor of media at American University. Other guests are Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary in the George W. Bush administration; Jim Warren, chief media writer at Poynter; and Mary McNamara, TV critic for the Los Angeles Times.

The panel on "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. on CNN, will be Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Matt Viser of The Boston Globe and Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN.

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