Monday, November 24th, 2014

Sunday shows to dish on Michael Sam, extreme weather, 'House of Cards'

'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey sits down with ABC's "This Week" Sunday. (Associated Press)
'House of Cards' star Kevin Spacey sits down with ABC's "This Week" Sunday. (Associated Press)

Sunday Feb. 16

The Sunday news shows cover of range of issues this weekend, including the week’s severe winter weather, the coming-out of a star college athlete and the return of dark political drama House of Cards.

ABC’s This Week hopes viewers will break away from binge-watching the Netflix show’s second season to catch a one-on-one interview with actor Kevin Spacey, who plays the devious politician Frank Underwood.

NBC's Meet the Press has an interview about the Winter Olympics with Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate who ran the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Romney will weigh in on whether the games' $50 billion price tag was a bit much. NBC says he'll talk politics, too, weighing in on the debt-ceiling vote that divided Republicans.

CBS’ Face the Nation brings in Marshall Shepherd, former president of the American Meteorological Society, to talk about the week’s dangerous winter storm and what it has to do with changing weather patterns. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., will talk about climate change on NBC's Meet the Press

Other discussions on CBS include the debt-ceiling deal and Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defensive end and top NFL prospect who announced this week he is gay. CBS brings in Sam’s spokesman, sports reporters and NFL free agent Donté Stallworth.

NBC's Harry Smith will examine the gay rights debate in the context of the Sochi Olympics in a Meet the Press segment featuring Bravo host Andy Cohen and former American figure skater Brian Boitano.

Fox News Sunday will talk about the 2016 presidential election, highlighting recent attacks on Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, neither of whom have officially declared they’re in but are favorites. Host Chris Wallace will talk to former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and GOP political operative Karl Rove.

CNN’s State of the Union brings in Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to discuss the Senate agenda, talks with Iran and Syria. Forbes media chairman Steve Forbes and University of Chicago economics professor Austan Goolsbee join host Candy Crowley to talk about the economy.

Who’s talking where

ABC’s This Week: ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, and editor of publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Jennifer Rubin, New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger, and Politico editor in chief John Harris 

Fox News Sunday: Fox News contributor and columnist George Will, USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kimberley Strassel, and Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane.

CNN’s State of the Union: Republican strategist Kevin Madden, The Root contributing editor Corey Dade, Purple Insights managing director Margie Omero.

NBC's Meet the Press: Democratic strategist David Axelrod, Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace,  NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, and Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace.