Glen Hansard -- High Hope, from Rhythm and Repose
On the eve of the inauguration, the search is on to both spin and concern troll President Obama's next term. Frankly, I'm sick of both; neither will get it right. But still, I have high hopes. There was plenty of blood, sweat and tears to get to this point and there will be plenty more in the four years to come. And there will bang-your-head-on-the-wall moments of frustration as well as some victories. And while I don't think the "hope and change" that Obama ran on was fully realized, I do find it poignant and poetic that he will be inaugurated on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 26th anniversary of the first national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The promise and the dream of those who came before him is answered by this historic second term of our first African American president. Now I hope it won't take 150 years from the suffrage movement for us to see our first female president...
ABC's "This Week" - David Plouffe, adviser to President Barack Obama; actress Eva Longoria, co-chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Panel: ABC News' George Will and Cokie Roberts; political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, host of Current TV's "The War Room"; and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, chairman of Patriot Voices.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama. Panel: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough; Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; NBC News’ Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw; Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Plouffe; Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state under President George W. Bush; Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary for President Bill Clinton; Bob Woodward, The Washington Post; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; Taylor Branch, Author, The King Years; Joe Califano, Former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; Dr. James Peterson, LeHigh University; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio.
MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" - Jared Bernstein, MSNBC Contributor, Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to Vice President Biden (2009-2011) and Senior Fellow at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; Patrick Gaspard, Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee; Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Gov. Dannell Malloy (D-CT); Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee; Bill Burton, Senior Strategist with Priorities USA Action and Priorities USA, former Obama Deputy Press Secretary; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress; Jen Psaki, senior vice president and managing director at Global Strategy Group, former Obama White House deputy communications director.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Ezra Klein, Columnist for The Washington Post and MSNBC Political Analyst; EJ Dionne, Columnist for The Washington Post, MSNBC Contributor and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute; Matthew Breen, Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate; Mara Keisling, Executive Director at the National Center for Transgender Equality; Joy Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com; Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.); Elizabeth Alexander, Yale University; Chris Hayes, Host of MSNBC’s “UP”; Myrlie Evers-Williams, Widow of slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers; delivering this year’s invocation at President Obama’s Inauguration.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Plouffe; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Don Baer, a former Clinton speechwriter; Michael Gerson, a former Bush speechwriter; Panel: Former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, USA Today’s Susan Page and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Columnists Bret Stephens and Peter Beinart.
"Fox News Sunday" - Plouffe; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Liz Marlantes, The Christian Science Monitor; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard/Fox News Contributor; Juan Williams, Fox News Contributor.
So what's catching your eye this morning?