Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

After pushing the $785 billion stimulus package through Congress, top Obama administration officials head to the Sunday talk shows to map out their next steps.

Senior adviser David Axelrod is on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” to sell the public the package that President Barack Obama is eager to sign early next week.

Google CEO Erick Schmidt and economist Mark Zandi of round out Fox host Chris Wallace’s guest list. And NBC’s David Gregory lands for his political roundtable The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel and Politico’s Roger Simon.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, meanwhile, appears on CNN’s “State of the Union” to square off against Obama’s former presidential rival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

CBS’s “Face the Nation” also has Gibbs, along with House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

And Bloomberg TV snags Obama’s top economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, for a weekend chat with host Al Hunt on “Political Capital.”

ABC’s “This Week” is without a Team Obama playmaker, but host George Stephanopoulos rounds up some of the sharpest tongues from the stimulus debate.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) faces off with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), with an undercard bout featuring Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Peter King (R-N.Y.).

Finally, Michigan Rep. Dave Camp, the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, is on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” where he’ll be questioned by The Hill’s Molly Hooper and Congressional Quarterly’s Joseph Schatz.

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