The Zombies -- She's Not There
It's a funny thing. You would think if the nation was experiencing the largest solidarity movement for American workers all across all fifty states, that it might be informative for your viewers to have on people representing labor, unions or state employees...but they're not there. In fact, it was so pointedly slanted against offering a labor point of view (and I'm still looking at you, Bob Schieffer) that thousands of supporters took to Twitter and Facebook to ask producers to book labor representatives. But for the most part...they're not there.
The carnage in Libya has taken over the news cycle for Christiane Amanpour. She'll be in Tripoli, with an exclusive interview with Ghaddafi's son, Saif. Jake Tapper will be anchoring the roundtable, with a dismal option of listening to Governors Jan "I won't pay for heart transplants" Brewer and tea party pin up girl Nikki Haley. Meet the Press is the one outlet that paid grudging acknowledgment for a labor perspective by the late booking of Richard Trumka. MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell will also be making his debut at the roundtable. Maybe David Gregory will let him have the last word. And if it's Sunday, you know you're gonna see John McCain. Grampy McCrankypants will be on both Meet the Press and State of the Union. Think anyone is going to ask him how he feels about likely being a target of psyops to keep us in the Middle East? And the new rock star of the Republican Party gets Bob Shieffer's undivided attention, when NJ Governor Chris Christie gets to talk about the evils of honoring pensions and those no good teachers bankrupting his state, forcing him to turn down infrastructure stimulus money.
ABC's "This Week" - Live from Tripoli, Libya; from Washington, Govs. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz.; Deval Patrick, D-Mass.; John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; and Nikki Haley, R-S.C.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Haley Barbour, R-Miss; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.; Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Dan Rather, Savannah Guthrie, Trish Regan and John Heilemann. Topics: Is “Cuts” -- Not “Jobs” -- The New Winning Four-Letter Word? Will Oil-Fueled Inflation Ruin Obama’s Economic Recovery? Meter Questions: Will President Obama Win The P.R. Battle If There Is A Government Shutdown? YES: 11 NO: 1; Will Obama Benefit More Than Republicans in 2012 From A Debt Deal? YES: 12 No: 0;
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.
CNN's "State of the Union" - McCain; Sens. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.; Govs. Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., and Rick Scott, R-Fla.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Paul Wolfowitz; Fareed's take on the Arab world, finally breaking out from nearly 1,000 years of foreign domination. Fareed explains just what that means not just for the Arabs, not just for America, but for the entire world.
"Fox News Sunday" - Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.
So what's catching your eye this morning?