August 21, 2016

(John Oliver on the suffering newspaper industry and why it's bad for journalism.)

Speaking of being bad for journalism... that's perpetually true of these Sunday gab-fests passing themselves off as "news." Once again, Meet the Press wins the house cup this weekend for best Sunday show, since it is once again being preempted for NBC's coverage of the Olympics in Rio.

Here's the rest of the lineup, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel:

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Robby Mook, manager of the Clinton campaign, talk to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and the authors of "Trump Revealed," Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher of The Washington Post. The panel will be Ezra Klein of, Ben Domenech of The Federalist, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg.

Mook, Priebus and Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway talk to ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein is another guest. The panel will be Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Republican strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and ABC's Matthew Dowd.

Conway and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., a Clinton supporter, are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Juan Williams, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Charles Hurt of The Washington Post and Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America.

Conway, Mook and Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La., talk to CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. The panel will be Symone Sanders, former press secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign; former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski; CNN commentator Andre Bauer; and former Gov. Martrin O'Malley, D-Md.

Stein and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., are guests on "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Eric Shawn of Fox News; and John Fund of National Review. The panel will be Mary Kissel of The Wall Street Journal, Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky and Republican strategist Ed Rollins. [...]

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" offers an updated special on jihadi terrorists' hatred for America and their willingness to kill fellow Muslims at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" talks to NPR's Tamara Keith about the lack of access in covering the Clinton campaign at 11 a.m. Other guests are Kurt Bardella, former spokesman for Breitbart, and Ken Stern, former CEO of NPR.

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson talks to Fox News' "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. Other guests are Amy Holmes of Rasmussen Reports, Heidi Przybyla of USA Today, Krystal Ball of New Leaders Council, Republican strategist Sarah Isgur Flores, Christina Bellantoni of the Los Angeles Times and Kim Serafin of InTouch magazine.

The panel on "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. on CNN, will be Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Mary Katharine Ham of The Federalist, Abby Phillip of The Washington Post and Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN.

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