March 16, 2014

Some Like It Hot (1959)

As I looked over this week's line up, it brought to mind this scene from the Some Like It Hot, where Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe try to impress the other with their (faked) wealth and society and Monroe's character, Sugar, ends with a weary "...And always with the same 400."

And so it is with the Sunday shows. Lots of talk about wealth in a way that's meaningless and without substance and it's always the same people. John McCain, Bill Kristol, Mike Rogers, George Will, Karl Rove and on and on.

Karoli cajoled you to sign her CREDO petition asking the networks to bring more diversity to their guest lists. I'm asking you too, because I'm running out of ways to say, "Same ol', same ol'" one more time. Wouldn't it be great for us to gather around and see some progressives and people of color -- hell, wouldn't it be nice just to have some new voices-- on these shows?

ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Bill Gates. Roundtable: ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, Georgetown University professor and MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson, Weekly Standard editor and ABC News contributor William Kristol, editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Roundtable: NBC News Political Contributor Robert Gibbs, the Heritage Foundation’s Israel Ortega, Jon Ralston of “Ralston Reports,” and New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Former Chairman of the NTSB Mark Rosenker, and Bob Orr; Panel: CBS News State Dept Correspondent Margaret Brennan, Michael Gerson and Anne Gearan off the Washington Post, and Bobby Ghosh of TIME.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Paul Butler, Georgetown School of Law; Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chairman and MSNBC Political Analyst; Jim Manley, fmr. chief spokesman for Harry Reid; Kasie Hunt, NBC News; Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal; Brian Wice, criminal defense attorney; Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald; Tom Brennan, Sirius Radio Host; Blake Zeff, Salon; Devon Harris, a member of the original Jamaican Bobsled team, 3-time Winter Olympian; Tom Brennan, fmr. head coach, University of Vermont Men’s Basketball, host, SiriusXM College Sports Nation; Bill Hillsman, creator, “Fast Paul”/ 1990 Wellstone for Senate ads, founder, North Woods Advertising.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Aisha Moodie Mills, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress / Co-Host for Politini which appears on NBC’s TheGrio; Beth Fouhy, Senior Editor at; Victoria DeFranceso Soto, MSNBC Contributor / Fellow at the LBJ School at the University of Texas; Richard Kim, Executive Editor at; Melissa Gira Grant, Journalist / Author of “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work”; Phillip Atiba Goff, Professor of Social Psychology at UCLA; Marcus Hunter, Sociology Professor at Yale University; Perry Bacon, MSNBC Contributor / Political Editor for the; Mark Phariss & Victor Holmes, 2 of the 4 plaintiffs who successfully challenged Texas’ ban on gay marriages; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; John Brabender, Republican Strategist; Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" -- Jamal Simmons, democratic strategist; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Lee Fang, The Nation; Joan Walsh, MSNBC Contributor; Nina Khrushcheva, The New School.

CNN's "State of the Union" — John Negroponte, the former Director of National Intelligence. Airline experts Colleen Keller, Steven Wallace, and Richard Aboulafia. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet. Panel: Charles Blow, Ana Navarro and Ron Brownstein.

"Fox News Sunday" — Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Peter Goelz, former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board. George Will, Judy Woodruff, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.

So, what's catching your eye this morning?

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