This Sunday: A big step towards eliminating nuclear weapons around the globe, after President Obama and Russia’s President Medvedev sign a major arms reduction treaty in Prague. What will this mean for U.S. power around the world? What happens if Iran now procures nuclear weapons? Plus, the U.S. and Afghanistan. Where does the relationship now stand after some harsh comments from Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai? And what does it all mean for President Obama’s standing abroad? We’ll get answers from the two people charged with protecting and promoting the U.S. around the world: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Also, as President Obama plans to welcome the leaders on 46 nations for a major nuclear summit next week, we sit down exclusively with Jordan’s Queen Noor. We’ll discuss her role in the “Global Zero” campaign, and its goal to rid the world of nuclear weapons
Then, after a bruising battle over health care, Democrats and Republicans have now shifted focus to the economy, foreign policy and party politics. Will the two sides find any common ground going forward? How will all these issues impact the 2010 midterm elections? And how will a recent string of controversies within the Republican National Committee impact the party? We’ll get insights and analysis from our roundtable: New York Times columnist David Brooks; Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN); syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker; and New York Times reporter David Sanger.
Rebecca Samuels and Chris Donovan are the producers.
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“MEET THE PRESS”
WEEKEND LISTINGS (4/11/10)
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense
Queen Noor of Jordan
Columnist, New York Times
Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN)
Chair, Democratic Leadership Council
Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times