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Sunday morning: Can't-miss Hillary TV

September 22, 2007 |  5:13 am

If guessing three winners in three races at the horse track is called a trifecta, what do you call Hillary Clinton's scheduled near-sweep of the Sunday news shows?  We count five separate appearances.  Would that be a quinfecta, then?

So far, Clinton's set to appear on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on ABC, "Meet the Press with Tim Russert" on NBC, "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" on CBS, "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" on CNN and "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace.  It's the last show that has the most potential, frankly.  It comes almost a year to the day after Wallace had a not-so-warm-and-fuzzy moment with Bill Clinton when asking about the former president's efforts to neutralize Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Hillary Clinton's appearances are all playing off her healthcare plan announcement this week, which gives it a news peg.  Still, it's quite a scheduling coup.

-- Scott Martelle