Not too surprisingly, the major themes that will be discussed on the Sunday morning talk shows today will be Afghanistan and health care. It looks like David Gregory will be doing something a little different by doing a show that focuses on giving back to the community. However, I'm a little skeptical about Rick Warren being a guest for this type of show as he has repeatedly expressed support of campaigns (like Prop 8) to promote a right wing social agenda (which costs a lot of money) at a time when charities that help the poor are desperate for more funding. Nonetheless, the Gates Foundation has done a lot of good so it'll be interesting to see what Bill and Melinda Gates have to say.
With that being said, here's the lineup for today:
Meet the Press: Rick Warren (Pastor, Saddleback Church) and Bill & Melinda Gates. The show will be focusing on giving back to the community.
This Week With George Stephanopoulos: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) will be on to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and health care reform.
State of the Union: Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) will discuss Afghanistan; Tony Blair will discuss his efforts in the Middle East; Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com) will discuss consumer spending; and Rep. David Obey (D-Wisconsin) will discuss the health care debate.
Face the Nation: Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan); Dick Armey, Former House Republican Leader; Dede Scozzafava, Former Republican Congressional candidate, NY-23; Ed Gillespie, Republican strategist
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) and Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) will discuss Afghanistan; Howard Dean and Mike Huckabee will talk about "health care, Afghanistan and the state of both political parties."