You Can't Stop The Beat - Hairspray (2007)
My little one and I watched Hairspray this week and I was surprised when she asked me why the entire plot of integrating the Corny Collins dance show was such a big deal. She simply couldn't wrap her head around segregation. And then it occurred to me that the lyrics to this song were true. You can't stop progress. You can slow it down, sure. You can fight it tooth and nail. But ultimately, you can't stop that beat. Progress will happen. And just like my baby girl looking at me quizzically when I tried to explain about Jim Crow, some day, my grandchild will look at me with the same odd look as I try to explain the resistance to gay marriage, women's reproductive rights, climate change, etc. The drum beat towards progress is just too hard to withstand.
ABC's "This Week" - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman. Round table: ABC News' George Will, ABC News senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl, conservative commentator Ann Coulter, former Obama White House environmental adviser Van Jones, and former Counselor to the Treasury Secretary and Lead Auto Adviser Steven Rattner.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Pre-empted by the Olympics.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Pre-empted by the Olympics
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Pre-empted by the Olympics.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Dan Rather, HDNet; David Ignatius, The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va.; Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.; former Govs. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Ted Strickland, D-Ohio. Round table: Michael Crowley, TIME; Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News; CBS News' Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford, who cover the Romney and Obama campaigns. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. BET Founder Bob Johnson and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Round table: CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Peter Baker of the New York Times.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Peter Beinart, Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. Former global warning skeptic and physicist Richard Miller.
"Fox News Sunday" - David Axelrod, adviser to Obama's campaign; Ted Cruz, Republican nominee for Senate in Texas. Panel: Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal; Joe Trippi, Democratic Strategist & Fox News; Ed Rollins, Republican Strategist & Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast & Fox News.
So what's catching your eye this morning?