Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread
Credit: Mike Luckovich
August 14, 2016

And the winner of this week's award for best Sunday talking head show is... you guessed it... Meet the Press, which has been preempted for coverage of the Rio Olympics. What will we do this week without getting Hugh Hewitt's deep thoughts on the latest reason Hillary Clinton is bound to land in jail at any moment after all of the damage control he attempted to do but failed for his buddy Hair Drumpf?

I'm sure the rest of his cohorts will more than make up the Chuck Todd's absence from the look of the guest lists this week.

As usual, if it's Sunday, it's another week of meet the Republicans and right wing talking heads dominating our airways.

CNN Inside Politics: Pundit Panel: Maggie Haberman ofThe New York Times, Errol Louis of Time Warner Cable News, Phil Mattingly of CNN correspondent and MJ Lee of CNN.

CNN State of the Union: Guests: Paul Manafort, Trump’s manager; Carlos Gutierrez, former secretary of Commerce to George W. Bush; and Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

Guests: Congressman Xavier Becerra, former Gov. Jan Brewer, Bakari Sellers and Amanda Carpenter.

CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS: Guests: Pavel Felgenhauer, PhD, columnist, Novaya Gazeta; senior fellow, The Jamestown Foundation; Ferial Haffajee, International Press Freedom Award-winning South African journalist; Gideon Rachman, columnist, The Financial Times; author, “Donald Trump: the case for the defence”; Chemi Shalev, U.S. editor and correspondent, Haaretz;: J.D. Vance, Harvard University; author, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis; and Nicolas Berggruen, chairman, Berg gruel Holdings.

CNN Reliable Sources: Sarah Ellison of Vanity Fair, Jason Miller, senior communications advisor, Donald J. Trump for President; Jill Colvin, political reporter, The Associated Press; John Huey, former editor-in-chief, Time Inc.; Steve Malzberg, host, Newsmax TV; Jennifer Pozner, executive director, Women in Media & News.

Fox News Sunday: Guest: Donald Trump's running mate, Gov. Mike Pence.

Pundit Panel: George Will, Rachel Campos-Duffy of The Libre Initiative and Bob Woodward and Charles Lane, both of The Washington Post.

CBS Face the Nation: Guests: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, a former senator from Maine; Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency; former Gov. Mike Leavitt, R-Utah, a former secretary of Health and Human Services; former Gov. Tom Ridge, R-Pa., a former Homeland Security secretary; and Rosa Brooks, of the New America Foundation and author of "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon."

Pundit Panel: Dan Balz and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, Michael Scherer of Time and Audi Cornish of NPR.

ABC This Week: Guests: Former CIA Director Leon Panetta and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., independent presidential candidate and former CIA operative Evan McMullin.

Pundit Panel: ABC News contributor LZ Granderson, ABC's News' Jonathan Karl, National Review editor Rich Lowry and USA Today's Heidi Przybyla.

FNC Sunday Morning Futures: Guests: Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, and Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio.

Pundit Panel: GOP strategist Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist Richard Fowler and Gerry Baker of The Wall Street Journal.

FNC Media Buzz: Guests: Heidi Przybyla of USA Today, Lisa Boothe of The Washington Examiner, Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers, Trish Regan of Fox News, Lola Ogunnaike of Arise TV and Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

NBC Meet the Press: Preempted for coverage of the Rio Olympics.

h/t Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel for putting these guest lists together.

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