Our final Sunday of 2013. It's not been the greatest year, actually, for many of us. But as you read this, I will likely have one of my adorable nieces or nephews on my lap and we will be getting ready to go celebrate together. I'm visiting my family with my kids and we're packing in as many activities as we can: ice skating, farmer's markets, roller coasters on the pier. And that's what it's all about, isn't it? Being with loved ones, making memories and looking at children's faces full of delight. I hope that all of you have something by which to look back at 2013 fondly and that you have the presence to recognize those moments in 2014 as well.
I don't suspect there will be much by way of the Sunday shows other than year-end retrospectives, other than a lot of handwringing and missing the picture with Edward Snowden. I doubt any lessons have been learned. Certainly none that will be admitted. But once again, it's the same old faces. Auld lang syne, indeed.
ABC's "This Week" — A look at game changers in 2013.
NBC's "Meet the Press" — Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. Edward Snowden’s lead legal advisor, Ben Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union. Panel: Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson; NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell; Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams; Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Fellow Robin Wright; Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University, Dr. Peter Stearns.
CBS' "Face the Nation" — Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake. Barton Gellman of the Washington Post, Jesselyn Radack, a legal adviser to Edward Snowden. Year-end Panel: Jeffrey Kluger of TIME, James Fallows of The Atlantic, Laura Sydell of NPR and Seth Fletcher of Scientific American.
MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Aisha Moodie-Mills, Center for American Progress; Rachael Bade, Politico; Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times; Jane Hall, American University; Josh Barro, Business Insider; Don McPherson, Fmr. NFL Player.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Dean Obeidallah, Comedian and Opinion Writer / Co-Director of “The Muslims Are Coming”; Judy Gold, Emmy Award Winning Actress and Comedian; Pia Glenn, Actress and Performer; Jamie Kilstein, Co-Host of Citizen Radio.
MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - oe Madison, Sirius XM Radio; Jimmy Williams, MSNBC Contributor; Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino; Perry Bacon, TheGrio.com; Farai Chideya, TheRoot.com; Dean Obeidallah, Political Comedian.
CNN's "State of the Union" —Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, SE Cupp, Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - "India at the Crossroads" GPS special.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Rosie Gray of Buzzfeed, Christina Warren of Mashable, Hunter Walker of Talking Points Memo, and David Folkenflik of NPR. Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.
"Fox News Sunday" — Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute. Power panel: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio, Scott Brown
Former Republican Senator from Massachusetts, Joe Lieberman,Former U.S. Senator (I-CT).
So I wish you health and happiness in 2014 and ask you for the last time this year, what's catching your eye this morning?