Sunday shows preview: Government shutdown timer is ticking, 2024 comes into focus

The government shutdown at the end of September and the looming threat of strikes affecting the nation from Hollywood to Detroit are likely to dominate Sunday newscasts this week.

Congress has just two weeks to pass a budget before the shutdown begins, but some lawmakers are asking not whether there will be a shutdown, but how long it will last.

House conservatives have called for deeper spending cuts and impeachment for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who will be featured on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” this week, than they agreed with Democrats earlier this year. I’m looking for. Investigation into President Biden.

One of the chairman’s allies, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who made headlines this week when she disavowed the Freedom Caucus and said, “I’m no longer a member of the Burning Caucus,” also appeared. do. On the show.

Greene was kicked out of the group earlier this year over internal conflicts and ties to McCarthy. The Freedom Caucus is one of the groups pushing McCarthy most strongly to reach a budget deal with Democrats.

The Democratic leader in the fight, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, will appear on ABC’s “This Week.” He said this week that House Democrats would not support Republicans in passing rules that would allow votes to be spent without the consent of opposing far-right Republicans.

“Extreme MAGA Republicans will temporarily hold the gavel. Extreme MAGA Republicans are responsible for passing this rule,” Jeffries told reporters Thursday.

As politicians bicker over budgets in Washington, workers across the country are taking to the streets to strike against the movie industry and automakers.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) began a historic strike on Friday against the “Big Three” automakers: Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis. The union is demanding higher wages, shorter work weeks, and better retirement benefits.

Rust Belt congressmen Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who represent districts where UAW factories are located, will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”Dingell supported the strike. Friday’s statement.

“Auto workers deserve the wages and benefits they deserve, and they need assurances that their lives are safe and that they will not be left behind as the industry goes through a period of transition,” she said. Ta.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, R-Vermont, who was in Detroit on Friday to support the UAW strike, will also appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“The fight you’re fighting here isn’t just about fair wages, working conditions, and pensions in the auto industry,” Sanders told the audience. “This is a fight to stand up to corporate greed and tell those at the top that this country belongs to all of us, not just a few.”

In Hollywood, both actors and writers are on strike. This is the first time in more than 50 years that both unions are on strike at the same time. Actor and director Sean Penn appears on “Face the Nation” to discuss the ongoing standoff.

The ever-present 2024 election will also be a hot topic, as three presidential candidates make their case on Sunday shows.

Former President Trump will be hogging NBC’s “Meet the Press” for an exclusive interview with new host Kristen Welker.

Clips of the interview released in advance show Trump touching on topics ranging from the UAW strike to revealing his legal case to his running mate.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and former Vice President Mike Pence will also be featured this weekend on “Fox News Sunday” and “State of the Union,” respectively.

Below is the complete list of guests scheduled to appear on this Sunday’s talk show.

ABC’s “This Week” — House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York. Congresswoman Nancy Mace (RS.C). Cindy McCain, Executive Director of the World Food Program.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Former President Trump.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Reps. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). actor and director Sean Penn.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Former Vice President Mike Pence. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Virginia, Vermont).

“Fox News Sunday” — Vivek Ramaswamy; Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Elise Stefanik (D-New York).

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Rep. Michael Walz (R-Florida), and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

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