This Week: 'On the Trail' in Delaware and an Exclusive Interview with Maria Shriver on Women and Alzheimer's

'This Week' kicks off a network-wide series on women and Alzheimer's

Oct. 13, 2010 — -- Christiane Amanpour is "on the trail" reporting from Delaware on "This Week" featuring exclusive interviews with Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons.

The Delaware Senate race was turned upside down after Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell upset the favored candidate of the Republican Party establishment in the Republican primary just a month ago. Now O'Donnell and Democratic candidate Chris Coons are in a high stakes contest that is bringing in big money for O'Donnell and President Obama and Vice-President Biden to campaign for Coons. Delaware's genteel politics have been buffeted by denials of witchcraft, parodies on late night comedy shows and tough attack ads on both sides. Christiane hears from both candidates in a "This Week" exclusive and asks the voters of Delaware what they think of all this.

And, Meghan McCain joins ABC's George Will, Terry Moran and Matthew Dowd on our roundtable. With a little more than two weeks before Election Day they'll analyze the midterm political landscape, where races are opening up and where they are tightening.

Then, "This Week" kicks off an extraordinary ABC network wide series, "Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's." Amanpour has an exclusive interview with Maria Shriver, who will be releasing a groundbreaking report Sunday morning examining Alzheimer's impact on women, who are at the center of this crisis.

Two-thirds of the people who have Alzheimer's are women, and 60 percent of those who care for a person with Alzheimer's are women. Those two facts have a profound impact on America, because women amount to nearly half of all workers and are the main breadwinners or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of American families. How can women continue to work when they are also the main caregivers at home? Is America ready for the challenges in the workplace and at home? How will we deal with the economic and social cost of Alzheimer's?

Shriver's Woman's Nation report, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, includes contributions from doctors, scientists, economists, policymakers and Americans from all walks of life who have been touched personally by Alzheimer's.

Maria Shriver and A Woman's Nation: Sunday, only on "This Week."

You won't want to miss it.