The debt ceiling deadline races closer as another week of negotiations fails to yield a bipartisan agreement. Can the White House close a deal that both parties will agree to? Sunday, on "This Week," Christiane Amanpour talks with two men at the center of the tense deficit negotiations.
First, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jacob Lew gives the latest on whether the two sides are any closer to an agreement. Warnings from credit rating agencies and international lenders have not forced a compromise, so what will it take? Should Americans and the world worry about the U.S. defaulting?
Then, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., sheds light on the status of the debt discussions from the other side of the negotiating table. Are Republicans willing to budge on taxes to make a deal? Does his party see a meaningful deal happening in the coming week? An exclusive interview with Sen. Jon Kyl, only on "This Week."
Plus, the "This Week" roundtable cuts through all the spin of the debt talks. Who is in the strongest position in the ongoing deal making, and what will it take to get a final agreement? Christiane Amanpour is joined by ABC's George Will, Cokie Roberts, Matt Dowd and senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl, as well as freshman Tea Party member Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.
And media titan Rupert Murdoch faces mounting pressure as unethical reporting practices force the resignation of two of his chief executives, and a public apology from Murdoch himself. As his global media empire comes under investigation in both the U.K. and the U.S., Christiane speaks with The New Yorker's media columnist Ken Auletta on whether Murdoch can survive the scandal.
Finally, hours before the United States takes the field in the women's World Cup final, Christiane is joined for a preview by one of the biggest names in women's soccer: ESPN analyst and 1999 World Cup star Brandi Chastain.