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Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Rising unrest in the Arab world will dominate this week's Sunday shows, with each broadcast focusing almost exclusively on diplomacy and the fallout from the attack that killed four Americans at the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Interim President Mohammed Magarief of Libya will appear on CBS's “Face the Nation” to look at the unfolding situation in the Middle East, where anti-American protests have spread to more than 20 countries. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, will discuss the policy ramifications as well, along with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Martin S. Indyk, former American Ambassador to Israel and Susan E. Rice, American ambassador t o the United Nations.

Ms. Rice will also appear on NBC's “Meet the Press”, CNN's “State of the Nation,” ABC's “This Week” and FOX's “Fox News Sunday.” She will delve into the impact the continuing protests will have on American relations in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will discuss the mounting tension between his country and Iran on “Meet the Press,” and he will talk about the strength of Israel's relationship with the United States on CNN. “State of the Union” also nabbed an exclusive with Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, to assess her chances of taking back the speakership this fall.

Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will appear on “Fox News Sunday” to evaluate what American involvement should be in the Arab region.

Univision's Al Puto will keep the dialogue going with Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtin en, Republican of Florida and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Representative Silvestre Reyes, Democrat of Texas and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will appear on the program as well.

C-SPAN's “Newsmakers” will host a conversation with Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky, about the appropriations process and the continuing resolution passed this week to fund the government through 2013.

Bloomberg's “Political Capital” has an interview with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.