February 25, 2018

I'm not feeling at all well this Sunday, so no long dissertation from me. I simply want to admire once again the strength of character and the poise of these Parkland teenagers in the face of tragedy. I think it was Nate Silver on the The Weeds podcast who noted that the reason these kids' ability to speak truth to power and ask the tough questions of politicians and the NRA alike is so startling to us because our own media has abdicated that role completely for decades.

And more importantly, it. is. working.

ABC's "This Week" - Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Dana Loesch, National Rifle Association spokeswoman; David Hogg and Ashley Kurtz, a senior and a teacher, respectively, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams; and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Panel: Jonathan Karl and Cokie Roberts of ABC; former Romney-Ryan 2012 Campaign policy director Lanhee Chen, Julie Pace of The Associated Press; and Univison anchor Jorge Ramos.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. Panel: David Brody of CBN News, Helene Cooper of The New York Times, former White House press secretary Josh Earnest and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla.; Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado; Michele Gay, who co-founded Safe and Sound Schools after her daughter was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut; Nicole Hockley, who helped found Sandy Hook Promise after her son was killed in that shooting; John Mina, police chief in Orlando, Florida; Andy Parker, whose daughter was shot to death by a co-worker during a live news broadcast in 2015.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County, Florida; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Panel: former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Karine Jean-Pierre, former Obama White House official and senior adviser for MoveOn.org; and Bryan Lanza, former communications director for President Donald J. Trump’s transition team.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Saul Cornell, professor of American history at Fordham University; Adam Lankford, associate professor in criminology & criminal justice at the University of Alabama; Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics, New York University and Princeton University; David Sanger of The New York Times; Steve Phillips, founder of Democracy in Color; Hilda Solis, supervisor, Los Angeles County, District 1 and former U.S. secretary of labor.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - David Hogg, Stoneman Douglas student; Glenn Beck, founder, The Blaze; Lulu Ramadan, reporter, The Palm Beach Post; Dan Rather, president and CEO of News and Guts and author of "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism"; John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and author of "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America"; Sarah Westwood of The Washington Examiner; and Doug Heye, Republican strategist and former RNC communications director.

"Fox News Sunday" - Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Florida school shooting, and school senior Delaney Tarr. Panel: Karl Rove, Jonathan Swan of Axios, Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal and former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.

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