Weekend Planner for August 17-19

08/17/2012 04:12 PM

Not many Kentucky political events this weekend, but plenty to watch:

Friday August 17th
The guests for the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of Comment on Kentucky on KET are Jack Brammer, political writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, and Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI, Inc. That’s on KET at 8/7 pm CT on Friday.

Saturday August 18th
The Kentucky Young Democrats will be hosting their second annual Pig Roast in Lebanon. The event will be hosted by Joey George and will be held at 1890 HWY 208. More details can be found on their website.

Sunday August 19thABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” will ask “Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy?” featuring Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris VanHollen of Maryland. – CNN’s “State of the Union” will be diving into the Romney-Ryan ticket with former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Obama’s deputy campaign manager.
-NBC’s “Meet the Press” will focus on the negative campaigning of this week with two East Coast governors: Maryland’s Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell. – CBS’s “Face the Nation” will feature campaign rhetoric with interviews with Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor and former Kentucky coal company lawyer, and Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. – Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Sunday” will talk to the senior advisers for both presidential campaigns about the issues of the election.

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