Iraq, U.N., White House Take Center Stage

Here’s the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend’s public-affairs programs:


“Today”: Rejuvenating romance; lupus; wedding day preparations, 5 a.m. (4)(39).

“Evans & Novak”: Steve Forbes, former Republican presidential candidate, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday, 7 a.m. CNN.


“Reliable Sources”: John Podhoretz of the New York Post; Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal; Ann McDaniel of Newsweek; Bob Zelnick, former ABC reporter, 3:30 p.m. CNN.

“Capital Gang”: Rep. Bill Livingston (R-La.), 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN.

“Larry King Weekend”: 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., CNN.

“McLaughlin Group”: Education; Iraq; U.S. foreign policy; Monica Lewinsky, 6:30 p.m. (4).



“News Conference With Jess Marlow”: Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn, 5:30 a.m (4).

“Today”: Female hair-loss; Richard Dreyfuss, 6 a.m. (4)(39)(36).

“Pacesetters”: Woman to Woman founder Stephanie Volk, 6 a.m. (5).

“Temas y Debates”: Colombian Ambassador Juan Esguerra; Brad Hettle, representative from Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey’s office; director of Colombia’s anti-narcotics police, Leonardo Gallego; pro statehood activist Arturo Guzman; Republican political analyst Roberto de Posada, 7 a.m. (KMEX 34).

“Meet the Press”: 7 a.m. (4)(39)(36).

“CBS News Sunday Morning”: Diver Erica Sorgi; Paula Zahn and cellist Han-Na Chang, 13, in St. Petersburg, Russia; baseball expansion teams; art teacher Walt Bartman, 7:30 a.m. (2)(8).

“Contrapunto”: State Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, 8 a.m. (KVEA 52).


“This Week With Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts”: U.N. special commission chairman Richard Butler; attorney William McDaniel; former deputy Atty. Gen. George Terwilliger, 8 a.m. (7); 3 p.m. (3)(10); 5 p.m. (42).

“Fox News Sunday”: Lanny Davis, former White House counsel; Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.); talk radio host Rush Limbaugh; Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America; Gary Bauer of the Family Research Council, 8 a.m. (11).

“Late Edition”: U.N. Special Commission Chairman Richard Butler; Dick Thornburgh, former attorney general, 9 a.m. CNN.

“Midday Sunday”: Musician Cleve Duncan, 9:30 a.m (11).

“Both Sides With Jesse Jackson”: Syndicated columnist George Will, 2:30 p.m. CNN.

“Face the Nation”: Senior White House Advisor Rahm Emanuel; Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.); Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.); Gloria Borger of U.S. News & World Report, 4 p.m. (2).

“60 Minutes”: Effects of chemical weapons on Iraqi Kurds; familial support for young gays; capitalist Russians, 7 p.m. (2)(8).