A little treat for the early-rising political-chat-show junkies among the HA faithful. If you’re hunkering down for the weekly MeetThePress/FaceTheNation/ThisWeek/FoxNewsSunday yakfest, feel free to use this thread as a kaffeeklatsch. You’ve got two options this morning — FNS, where Perry will be grilled by Chris Wallace on the flat tax, or FTN, where Cain will try to explain his position on abortion to Bob Schieffer. Odds of a damaging gaffe in either interview: High.

Here’s the full line-up across the dial via National Journal:

Meet the Press hosts White House senior adviser David Plouffe.
Face the Nation hosts former businessman Herman Cain.
This Week hosts Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Microsoft executive Bill Gates.
Fox News Sunday hosts Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
State of the Union hosts Obama adviser David Axelrod, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Radio Iowa director O. Kay Henderson and St. Petersburg Times editor Adam Smith…
Reliable Sources features Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, Politico’s Roger Simon, blogger John Aravosis, BusinessInsider’s Glynnis MacNicol, Washington Post’s Paul Farhi and BuzzMachine.com’s Jeff Jarvis (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).
Fareed Zakaria GPS features Newsweek’s Niall Ferguson, Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs, author Bernard-Henri Levy and author Michael Lewis (CNN, Sunday, 10 a.m.).