Scoop: UPDATED: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, February 10, 2013
*** Please note that these are the updated listings for February 10's episode of MEET THE PRESS on NBC ***
This Sunday: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) sits down with David Gregory as Washington prepares for some big political battles in the coming months. Plus, we'll get his thoughts about the direction of Republican Party as they reshape their message to voters.
Then: One of the White House's top Senate allies, Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) joins us Sunday as the administration faces questions about its drone policy. Should there be more transparency and what is the president's authority when it comes to using drones against U.S. citizens? Also, can Democrats and Republicans work together as big budget deadlines approach?
Also Sunday: Our political roundtable previews the president's State of the Union address and breaks down the politics behind the budget battle. Joining us, Democratic Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed; former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, now op-ed columnist for the Washington Post, Michael Gerson; GOP strategist Mike Murphy; and the BBC's Katty Kay. Plus, the debate over drones: NBC's Michael Isikoff also joins the roundtable after breaking the NBC News exclusive this week uncovering confidential Justice Department documents making the case for the ability to use drones against American citizens.
David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press." Betsy Fischer Martin is the executive producer, Adam Verdugo is the senior producer, Chris Donovan and Ilana Marcus Drimmer are producers.
"Meet the Press" is seen on the NBC Television Network from 9-10 a.m. ET in most markets. In New York City and Washington D.C., the broadcast is seen from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET.
The program re-airs on MSNBC Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and again at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT and 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT Monday. At these times, "Meet The Press" will also air on SIRIUS channel 90 and XM channel 120.