Sunday Talks, 12/30/12

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On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Senators Dick Durbin, D-IL, and Tom Coburn, R-OK, will discuss the fiscal cliff talks. The roundtable will feature The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, Vanity Fair’s Dee Dee Myers, and TIME Magazine’s Michael Duffy and Joe Klein.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., will discuss the last-minute efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, will also discuss the efforts to reach a deal on the cliff. The roundtable has ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and the powerhouse roundtable debate all the week’s politics, with the former Vermont governor and founder of Democracy for America, Howard Dean, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman; and Vanity Fair national editor Todd Purdum in a discussion about the latest in politics.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), and Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) will be talking about the efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. The roundtable, with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, Gerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal, and Matt Bai of The New York Times Magazine, will be discussing the 2016 race for the White House. (Good grief! And I thought Christmas was coming earlier and earlier every year!)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” will feature an interview with President Obama. The roundtable will be discussing the interview as well as the on-going efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. Participants include Joining the conversation: NBC’s Tom Brokaw; historians Jon Meacham and Doris Kearns Goodwin; the New York Times’ David Brooks; and NBC’s Chuck Todd.