Rob Thomas - Little Wonders
Apologies to all. Some sort of technical glitch (no doubt created by me) showed the post published when it wasn't. We resume our normal Sunday morning fare.
Another Sunday, another week of self-important navel-gazing by our media corps, still basking in the afterglow of the Nerd Prom, otherwise known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner. I expect no miraculous discussions, no acknowledging of issues that real Americans care about. If we do have any, it will be truly a little wonder.
ABC's "This Week" – Obama's terrorism strategy: John Brennan, Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser; Economic Recovery with Live Panel: George Will; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Paul Krugman; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; David Walker, former comptroller general.
NBC's "Meet the Press" – General election strategies: Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Ed Gillespie, adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign. Economy, foreign policy, immigration, and potential VP picks with panel: Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and GOP strategist Alex Castellanos.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Helene Cooper, David Ignatius, Rick Stengel, Katty Kay. Topics: One year later: the Osama Bin Laden raid. Is Romney the most conservative nominee since Goldwater? Obama camp says so. Did the Bin Laden raid inoculate Obama from the GOP's foreign policy attacks? YES: 10 NO: 2; Romney better off if Supreme Court strikes Individual Mandate? YES: 6 No: 6 .
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Panel: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY); Daron Acemoglu, MIT Economics Professor. Topics include: President Obama/Democrats and the labor movement, May Day, the UK Recession and a discussion of the book “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty”
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Dorian Warren, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Public Affairs at Columbia University; Barry Scheck, Co-Director of the Innocence Project; and Bill Schneider, Distinguished Senior Fellow & Resident Scholar at Third Way. Topics include: Resurrecting the Reagan playbook, the death penalty, battleground Virginia and the GOP budget.
CBS' "Face the Nation" – Immigration: Former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; California politics: Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif. War on Terror with panel: Graham Allison, Time Magazine; Peter Bergen, Time Magazine; David Ignatius, Washington Post; CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller.
CNN's "State of the Union" –
Terrorism: Brennan; Veepstakes, President Obama, and whether Mitt Romney’s wealth will hurt his chances among Blue Collar voters: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Economy, general election: Govs. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., and Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont. Panel: Time magazine’s Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs on their new book “The Presidents Club,” and the political news of the week.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Evan Osnos, New Yorker; Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.; Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor; Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit.
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - Coverage of Obama and Romney: Mark Jurkowitz, Change the Ratio founder Rachel Sklar, and Newsweek/Daily Beast contributing editor and CNN contributor David Frum; HBO's new series "The Girls" and accusations of racism and nepotism: Jezebel.com founder Anna Holmes and Huffington Post's TV critic Maureen Ryan; filtering information: Clay Johnson, the author of a book “The Information Diet”. Update of "Fox News Mole" Joe Muto.
"Fox News Sunday" – War on Terror: Brennan. Religion and key policy issues: Victoria and Joel Osteen; roundtable with Fox News' Brit Hume, the Christian Science Monitor's Liz Marlantes, the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel and the Washington Post's Charles Lane.
So what's catching your eye this morning?