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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 23


Campaign surrogates for each of the candidates have been dispatched to the Sunday shows this week, focusing less on the unrest in the Arab world and more on the economy and current climate of the campaign trail. But first, the candidates themselves will appear on Univision's “Al Punto” for an in-depth look at their policies and platforms. Telemundo's “Enfoque” will air an extended version of a sit-down with Mitt Romney, who goes into detail about what some view as problems within his campaign and United States foreign policy toward Mexico and Latin America.   Representative Xavier Becerra of California will be on hand to deliver a Democratic rebuttal.

Former President Bill Clinton will be on C BS's “Face the Nation” to talk about the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting, an event that both President Obama and Mitt Romney will attend. The candidates and other world leaders are expected to discuss ways to work together on addressing issues like business, education and technology. Mr. Clinton will also appear on CNN's “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Things venture back into partisan territory from there, as Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will spar with David Axelrod, senior adviser for the Obama campaign, on ABC's “This Week” over the comments made by Mr. Romney in the secret campaign video and Mr. Obama's first-term record. Other top campaign proxies â€" Gov. Deval Patrick, Democrat of Massachussetts, and Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican of New Hampshire â€" will face off on NBC's “Meet the Press” over the economy, taxes and reforming government programs.

Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, and Sen ator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, will have their own debate over which candidate has the upper hand on campaign strategy in the final weeks before the election. Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will weigh in on the emerging details surrounding the attack that killed a United States ambassador in Libya.

Robert Gibbs, a top adviser for the Obama campaign, will also discuss the administration's handling of the situation in Libya on FOX's “Fox News Sunday.” Gov. Scott Walker, Republican of Wisconsin, will appear on the show as well, offering his take on the state of Mr. Romney's campaign following the secret video and all the talk about taxes.

Bloomberg's “Political Capital” will host a discussion with Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi.