Late TV listings

State of the Union. Topics: Unemployment benefits; how will an improving economy and better poll numbers affect President Obama’s chances for reelection? Iran’s posturing over its nuclear program, and the latest effort by the UN to force Syria’s president to step down. Guests: Ron Paul, presidential candidate; Howard Schultz, Starbucks chief executive; General Michael Hayden, former CIA director; Edward Walker, former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel; Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana. 9 a.m. (CNN)

Fox News Sunday. Topics: Super Tuesday and the Republican primaries; compromise over extending a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits. Guests: Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate; Eric Cantor, House majority leader. 9 a.m. (25)

This Week. Topics: Campaign 2012; Afghanistan; Iran. Guest: Senator John McCain of Arizona. 10 a.m. (5)


The Newsmakers. Topics: Guests: Representative Fred Upton of Michigan; Mike Lillis, The Hill; Sean Lengell, Washington Times. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (C-SPAN)

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Fareed Zakaria GPS. Topics: Should the US arm the Syrian opposition? Will Israel strike Iran? Will the US military be able to defend the nation with the proposed budget cuts? Guests: General Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman; Gordon Chang, author; James Fallows, The Atlantic; Roderick MacFarquhar, Harvard professor. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (CNN)

Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer. Topics: What’s behind Rick Santorum’s momentum, and can he sustain it? What to look for in upcoming primaries. Guests: Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson, both from CBS News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press. 10:30 a.m. (4)

Meet the Press. Topics: The politics of the economy in an election year. Will it boost President Obama’s reelection chances or will it provide ammunition for Republicans? Guests: Representatives Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. 10:30 a.m. (7)

This Week in Business. Topics: President Obama’s budget and its potential impact on New England; containing health care costs; NStar/Northeast Utilities merger; Susan Hockfield to step down as MIT president; Pax East gaming convention signs long-term Boston contract; spring training begins. Guests: James Brett, New England Council chief executive, and Elizabeth Nabel, Brigham and Women’s Hospital president. 12:30 p.m. (NECN)


The Chris Matthews Show. Topics: Contraception and politics. Guests: Gloria Borger, CNN; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; John Heilemann, New York Magazine. 12:30 p.m. (5)