Friday, October 24th, 2014

Feb. 23 Sunday shows to feature Kiev, George W. Bush

The Sunday news shows will discuss the latest developments with anti-government unrest in Kiev. Associated Press photo.
The Sunday news shows will discuss the latest developments with anti-government unrest in Kiev. Associated Press photo.

The chaos in Kiev is primed to take center stage in the political news shows this Sunday.

Fox News Sunday will consult U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., about the latest with the bloody anti-government demonstrations as negotiators from the East and West try to find solutions. CBS' Face the Nation will get the latest from chief foreign correspondent Margaret Brennan and Bobby Gosh, Time world editor.

Back in the United States, governors are heading to Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Fox brings in Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., and Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt., to talk federal and state issues. CBS will have Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.

CNN's State of the Union will spotlight four governors to talk politics, the economy and the death penalty: Rick Perry, R-Texas; Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., and Jay Nixon, D-Mo.

ABC’s This Week has an exclusive with former President George W. Bush, who talks to Martha Raddatz about a Bush Institute military initiative to help veterans returning home from war.

NBC's Meet the Press will talk to Susan Rice on the protests in Kiev and Obama's relationship with Russia President Vladimir Putin, marking her first Sunday show appearance as Obama's national security adviser. 

Fox host Chris Wallace has his own exclusive with a political power player: Bao Bao, the giant panda cub at the National Zoo. (See the predictably cute teaser tweet.)

And Scandal star Joe Morton will talk to CNN’s Candy Crowley on State of the Union about race, Hollywood and Obama's performance. CNN posted a clip here.

NBC rounds out its show with a look at the life of Mark Wells, a member of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 gold medal-winning hockey team.

Who’s talking where

ABC’s This Week: Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, and Weekly Standard editor and ABC News contributor William Kristol.

Fox News Sunday: Columnist and Fox News contributor George Will, former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham, and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams.

CBS' Face the Nation: The New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin, Washington Post chief political correspondent Dan Balz, The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter, and CBS News political director John Dickerson.

CNN's State of the Union: Former Democratic Governors Association director Penny Lee, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, and National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru.

NBC's Meet the Press: Hardball host Chris Matthews, New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, and New York Times columnist David Brooks.