Happy Father's Day! I give you cinema's absolutely best father of all time: Atticus Finch. I'd hazard a guess that no one on the Sunday show panels measures up to the quiet dignity of Atticus Finch, but hell, who could? So while my kids and I whip up a tasty breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon for my husband to thank him for being such a great daddy, take a gander at the list and tell us if you hear any common talking points between them.
ABC's "This Week" - Economy, Immigration, 2012 Election: David Plouffe, White House adviser; Round table: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ABC News' George Will, political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, former Obama economic adviser and ABC News consultant Austan Goolsbee, and editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - 2012 Election: Plouffe; Immigration,
Budget cutting: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Roundtable: David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama: The Story”, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Time’s Mark Halperin, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN), The Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Liz Marlantes, The Christian Science Monitor; David Ignatius, The Washington Post; Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post; Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News. Topics: The Legacy of Watergate, 40 Years Later: How Does It Affect 2012? Romney's Rise and President Obama's Rough June.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Panel: Rep. Steve Cohen, (D-TN); Michael Hastings, BuzzFeed Correspondent; Esther Armah, Host of WBAI-FM's "Wake Up Call"; Michelle Bernard, Founder, President and CEO of The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy; Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor at The Atlantic; Michael Bell, Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and Principal at Visible Weather Architecture. Daniel Ellsberg. Topics: President Obama’s reelection campaign; What would a second Obama term look like; White House leaks; Whitening zip codes.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Ben Jealous, President and CEO of NAACP; Keith Boykin, CNBC contributor; Chloe Angyal, Editor at feministing.com; Michael Tomasky, Special Correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Topics: Romney as the corporate candidate; NAACP and gay rights coalition; White voters as a voting group and why President Obama needs more of them; Michigan’s role as a swing state and its changing politics.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - 2012 Election: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; 2012 Election, Immigration, Syria: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt. Round table: The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, National Review & TIME Magazine's Richard Lowry, CBS News Political Correspondent Jan Dickerson and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
CNN's "State of the Union" - 2012 Election: Plouffe; SCOTUS and health care law: Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Panel: Matt Bai of the New York Times and Jessica Yellin, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Robert Skidelsky, University of Warwick; Niall Ferguson, Harvard University; Bjorn Lomborg, Copenhagen Business School; London Mayor Boris Johnson
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - Immigration: Jose Antonio Vargas; Immigration, Holder's congressional subpoena over "Fast and Furious": Current TV’s Cenk Uygur, Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis; anniversary of Watergate: Washington Post’s vice president-at-large Len Downie, the executive chair of the Center for Investigative Reporting Phil Bronstein, and former Los Angeles Times media reporter Jane Hall; war reporting: Michael Ware.
"Fox News Sunday" - The economy: White House advisor David Plouffe. National security leaks: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), former CIA Director Michael Hayden. CBO director Douglas Elmendorf. Panel: Bill Kristol; Joe Trippi; Karl Rove; Juan Williams.
So what's catching your eye this morning?