Sunday Talks, 1/15/12

As usual, the line-ups are mostly composed of Republicans, but hey, Stephen Colbert is gonna be on ABC!

This Sunday’s television talk shows focus on South Carolina’s Jan. 21 Republican presidential primary with a handful of candidates taking center stage.

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker from Georgia, is on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

And Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, is on CNN’s “State of the Union” and ABC’s “This Week.”

NBC also has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), as well as Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Tim Scott, both Republicans from South Carolina.

CBS also has Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a tea party favorite, and New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, who’s promoting her book, “The Obamas.”

CNN also has President Barack Obama’s longtime political counselor David Axelrod and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), as well as the Rev. Brad Atkins, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Bob Jones III, chancellor of Bob Jones University.

ABC also has comedian Stephen Colbert, who just announced he’s exploring a presidential run in South Carolina, where he grew up.