Plans for guests from both presidential campaigns – President Barack Obama’s and Republican rival Mitt Romney’s – were scuttled after Friday’s early morning shooting in Aurora, Colo.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod will not appear as scheduled on NBC’s “Meet the Press” so the network can cover the latest shooting developments, including an interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
ABC’s “This Week” will also focus on the shooting with Hickenlooper and others.
And CBS’s “Face the Nation” will have Hickenlooper, too, along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.).
On CNN, “State of the Union” also has Hickenlooper, as well as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who’s also expected to discuss gun control. And it will have the bitter rivals in Virginia’s Senate race, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.
In another program shuffle, Univision’s “Al Punto” will now have Israel Ortega, editor at HeritageLibertad.org, and Dana Sanchez, a spokesperson for the Brady Campaign, which combats gun violence.