Government Shutdown Showdown: David Plouffe, Mike Pence and Chris Van Hollen to appear on 'This Week'

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As an eleventh hour deal averts a government shutdown, Christiane Amanpour talks with the President's top adviser, David Plouffe and gets the very latest on the deal and what lies ahead in the battle to raise the debt ceiling.

And two key lawmakers come to "This Week" to face-off over the historic cuts. Republican Congressman Mike Pence and Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen debate the serious budget crisis facing America. What are the consequences of the cuts? Who will be hurt? And does the budget deal do anything to solve the long-term spending problems facing the country? Pence and Van Hollen in an exclusive "This Week" debate.

Then Christiane takes the budget debate to the "This Week" roundtable with George Will, interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile, Chrystia Freeland of Thomson-Reuters and National Journal's Ron Brownstein. Which party came out on top? Will the compromise satisfy the Tea Party? And how did Speaker of the House John Boehner do in his first big test?

Then, he's portrayed candidates, reporters and spies in classic Washington films and now his new film, The Conspirator, tells the story of the only woman charged in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Christiane Amanpour has a the Sunday exclusive interview with Academy Award-winning director and actor Robert Redford. His iconic portrayal of Bob Woodward in All the President's Men showed some of the darkest days of political life in Washington. What does Redford make of the divided capital today?

All ahead Sunday on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour." You won't want to miss it.