Following another rocky week on Wall Street, the economy and its effect on the presidential race is the focus of this Sunday’s talk shows.
ABC’s “This Week” leads the way with two congressional figures key to passing the bailout bill: House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
Expect a lively discussion between the two men, as many House Republicans have criticized Frank for not doing enough to regulate mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while Frank has accused the GOP of unfairly blaming poor people for the housing crisis.
Host George Stephanopoulos then breaks down another busy week in politics with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, The Washington Post’s Dan Balz, and ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts.
Will they predict more doom and gloom? Or is the Dow poised for a rebound?
Moderator Tom Brokaw then leads a roundtable discussion on the economy with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot and journalist Ted Koppel.
“Fox News Sunday” offers an inside look at two other critical battleground states, featuring interviews with Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota.
Then host Chris Wallace moderates a debate between Obama adviser David Axelrod and McCain campaign manager Rick Davis.
CBS’s “Face the Nation” also looks at some key swing states, featuring top surrogates from Virginia, Colorado and Florida.
Host Bob Schieffer interviews Colorado Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, former Virginia Democratic Gov. Douglas Wilder and Florida Republican Rep. Adam Putnam.
McCain confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rounds out the CBS lineup.
The economy also takes center stage on CNN’s “Late Edition,” which features an interview with former presidential candidate and current McCain supporter Steve Forbes.
Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich offers the Democratic perspective on another tumultuous week on Wall Street.
Host Wolf Blitzer then interviews a pair of senators, as New York Democrat Charles Schumer and Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter offer their perspectives.
Then, Blitzer chats with Obama supporter Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) and McCain backer Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.).
Finally, Bloomberg’s “Political Capital” features an interview with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).