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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday Breakfast Menu, Oct. 7


With the first presidential debate under the candidates' belts, both campaigns are working to spin the outcome to their advantage as they look ahead to the vice presidential debate on Thursday. Representatives from both the Obama and Romney camps will join the Sunday shows to talk about what happened last Wednesday - and what will happen next.

Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod, senior advisers to the Obama campaign, will appear on three programs to discuss President Obama's listless performance in the debate and September's jobs numbers. Mr. Gibbs is scheduled to be on ABC's “This Week” and NBC's “Meet the Press,” while Mr. Axelrod will visit CBS's “Face the Nation.”

Mitt Romney's surrogates will also be out in full force. Ed Gillespie, one of Mr. Romney's senior advisers, joins Mr. Gibbs on ABC, while one of Mr. Romney's primary challengers, Newt Gingrich, will be part of an extended roundtable discussion with Mr. Gibbs on NBC.

Speaking of debates - Bill O'Reilly, host of “The O'Reilly Factor” on Fox and author of the new book “Killing Kennedy,” will join ABC to debrief following his political debate Saturday with Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's “The Daily Show.”

Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman and ally of Mr. Romney's running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan, will be on CNN's “State of the Union” to preview the vice presidential debate on Thursday. Joining him will be Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia, who is a friend of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Then, Mike DeWine, attorney general of Ohio, and Ted Strickland, the former Ohio governor, will talk about the fight to win Ohio, and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, joins the panel discussion.

Mr. Priebus also appears on Bloomberg's “Political Capital” with his Democratic counterpart, Representative De bbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Democratic National Committee chairwoman.

Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, who is a Romney supporter, will be with Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, an Obama supporter, on “Fox News Sunday,” talking about how their candidates fared in the debate. Also on the show is Brett O'Donnell, a political debate coach.

C-Span's “Newsmakers” welcomes Representative Steve Israel of New York, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Kerry Washington, actress on the ABC program “Scandal,” will appear on TV One's “Washington Watch.”

Univision's “Al Punto” features coverage of the presidential election in Venezuela.