Friday, October 31st, 2014

Sept. 11 memorial in Sunday spotlight

President Barack Obama gives remarks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Hall and Museum, which opens to the public May 21. Getty photo.
President Barack Obama gives remarks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Hall and Museum, which opens to the public May 21. Getty photo.

The memorial honoring Sept. 11 victims at the site of the fallen World Trade Center towers opens to the public next week, just days after President Barack Obama gave remarks at a somber but patriotic dedication ceremony in New York City.

The significant national moment will be in the spotlight on some of the May 18 Sunday news shows.

CBS’ Face the Nation brings in several high-profile guests for its broadcast, including former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will discuss the significance of the National September 11 Memorial Hall and Museum opening May 21.

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner also sits down with host Bob Schieffer to talk about his new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, and the decisions he made while trying to address the 2008 financial crash.

Rounding out the CBS show is a previously taped interview with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whom Schieffer met up with at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2014 Fiscal Summit. Christie will talk about 2016 and the Bridgegate scandal.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne will appear on Fox News Sunday to talk about the week in politics and her new book, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered. It’s the couple’s first interview since the end of the George W. Bush administration.

Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., appears on CNN’s State of the Union to discuss the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, among other topics.

ABC’s This Week pays tribute to Barbara Walters, who retired from The View Friday after a 50-year media career, including 38 at ABC News. She interviewed every president since President Richard Nixon, ABC notes.

Hillary Clinton has not yet said whether she will run for the White House in 2016, but that didn't stop her health from taking over the news cycle after (debunked) comments by former George W. Bush adviser (and Fox panelist this Sunday) Karl Rove. 

"Thirty days in the hospital," Rove was quoted as saying by the New York Post. "And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that."

His comments caused a stir and will be a topic of discussion over at NBC's Meet the Press, which will seek input from Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

NBC and CBS plan to analyze allegations of cover-ups at Veterans Affairs hospitals, with Meet the Press bringing in PBS host Wes Moore and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

Finally, NBC interviews journalist Glenn Greenwald about the U.S. government's controversial spying tactics and his new book about them, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.

Roundtables

CNN’s State of the Union: former Obama White House communications director Anita Dunn, Crossfire host Newt Gingrich, Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., Weekly Standard editor and ABC News contributor Bill Kristol, and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.

Fox News Sunday: Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, USA Today columnist and Fox contributor Kirsten Powers, former Bush senior adviser and Fox News contributor Karl Rove, and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams.

CBS’ Face the Nation: The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes, CBS News political director John Dickerson, The Wall Street Journal’s Jerry Seib, and The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Huevel.

NBC's Meet the Press: Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan, NBC News political director Chuck Todd.