May 20 Preview: Pelosi, McConnell and Judiciary Cmte. Members

The biggest buzz to emerge from this weekend's political talk shows might well come on ABC's "This Week," where host George Stephanopoulos will interview two senior members of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (See McConnell's recent appearance on PostTalk.)

There isn't much 2008 action happening on the shows this weekend. NBC's "Meet the Press" has Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and a potential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who has become one of the most common guests on the Sunday shows in recent weeks.

And 2008 candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) will appear on CNN's "Late Edition." Paul exchanged verbal blows with former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani in this week's GOP debate when Paul suggested that U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East might have contributed to Islamic terrorism and the Sept. 11 attacks. Giuliani demanded that Paul apologize; he declined. Also on CNN are Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fl.), as well as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

CBS's "Face the Nation" will host Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), both of the Judiciary Committee, which is continuing to look into allegations about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department.

"Fox News Sunday" will have two other Judiciary Committee members, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Fox also lands former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the recently retired House reading clerk, Paul Hays.

By Zachary Goldfarb |  May 18, 2007; 5:11 PM ET
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