Normally, I like to offer up a video and some small talk before we launch into the Sunday show line up, but this morning I want you to ponder the words of Jessica Ghawi, who survived a shooting at a mall in Toronto on June 2:
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.
I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.
Only 24 years old, Jessica Ghawi, along with Alex Sullivan, 27; Micayla Medek, 23; Navy Petty Officer John Larimer, 27; Rebecca Wingo, 32, Matthew McQuinn, 27; Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6; Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29; Alexander Boik, 17; Alexander Teves, 24; Jonathan Blunk, 26; and Gordon Cowdon, 51, died on Friday in the Aurora, Colorado shooting.
May their memories never be shamed by the cowardice of politicians and the avarice of the NRA. And though the media won't cover it the same way, the gun violence that put this little girl in the hospital is just as egregious and just as inexcusable.
ABC's "This Week" - Aurora shootings: Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan; Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. Roundtable: former Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, ABC News' George Will, ABC News' Cokie Roberts, TIME Magazine political columnist Joe Klein, and The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Aurora shootings: Hickenlooper; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security Department; William Bratton, former Los Angeles chief of police; and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. Roundtable: New York Times columnist David Brooks, former DC public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, former senior adviser to the 2004 Kerry presidential campaign, Bob Shrum, and former senior strategist to the 2008 McCain presidential campaign, Steve Schmidt.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Dan Rather, David Ignatius, Gloria Borger, Kathleen Parker. Topics: Will Friday's shooting elevate the political dialogue? Romney's VP pick: will he go for a boring running mate?
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Aurora shootings: Hickenlooper, Hogan, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Bryn Bird, Farming advocate; General Akil Hashem (Ret.), Former Syrian Brigadier now a military advisor to Syrian rebel groups; Josh Barro, Forbes contributor; Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! Topics include: The Battle Over the Bush Tax Cuts, The US Drought and its Impact on Food Prices, The State of Syria
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Chef Syrena Johnson; Jemele Hill, ESPN; Dave Zirin, Sports Writer; Donna Devarona, Former Olympian Swimmer; Alex Wek, Model and Activist; John Carlos, Former Olympian; Michael Ralph, New York University; Mark Quarterman, Enough Project. Topics include: The Olympics, Diaspora and the African American Connection, Black Chefs
CNN's "State of the Union" - Aurora shootings: Hickenlooper. Aurora shootings, Syria, Mitt Romney's upcoming overseas trip: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Virginia Senate debate: former Sen. George Allen, R-Va.; former Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Private equity myths: Steven Rattner; implications of Greece leaving Eurozone: Niall Ferguson.
"Fox News Sunday" _ Netanyahu; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Evan Bayh, Liz Cheney, Kristen Powers.
So what's catching your eye this morning?