The power struggle in Ukraine, the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the mudslide in Washington state, the progress of Obamacare and a plan to end the government’s bulk collection of telephone data will dominate Sunday morning’s weekly TV news programs.
Without any new crisis to dominate the networks’ attention, the major network’s shows will feature the ongoing crises overseas and on the West Coast, in addition to the nation’s top political stories.
In addition, two of the shows â€” ABC’s This Week and NBC’s Meet the Press â€” will devote time to the recent report on Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the closing of entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September.
CBS’ Face the Nation will interview NCAA President Mark Emmert about a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could give college football players the power to unionize as employees.
Cable networks CNN and Fox, meanwhile, plan to focus on what have become their staples: For CNN, that’s the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; the network’s State of the Union will feature Sen. Dianne Feinstein as well as Kenneth Feinberg, the nation’s leading expert on victim compensation.
Fox News Sunday plans to devote more time than the others to President Obama’s health care law, which surpassed 6 million signups this week.
Here’s a look at the Sunday morning lineup:
â€¢ ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J., on the Christie report. ESPN’s Keith Olbermann on the start of baseball season.
â€¢ CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: NCAA’s Emmert on college athletes. Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell on President Obama’s proposal to revise the phone metadata program. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on the mudslide.
â€¢ NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Obama’s phone surveillance proposal. Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani on the Christie report.
â€¢ CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Feinstein and Feinberg on the Malaysian airliner. Former director of national intelligence John Negroponte on phone metadata. Inslee on the mudslide.
â€¢ Fox News Sundaywith Chris Wallace: Sens. Angus King of Maine and John Barrosso of Wyoming on Obamacare. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on Flight 370 and NSA surveillance.