April 28, 2013

There are weekends that I feel that watching the Sunday news shows are about as constructive as paying someone to argue with you just for the sake of arguing. Looking at this lineup, I'd say this is one of those weekends. McCain. Again. Lindsey Graham. Again. Newt Gingrich. Again. Bill Friggin' Kristol. Ross Douthat. Karen Hughes. Peggy Noonan. George Will. Again and again and again. Is it too much to ask that these Sunday shows just expand their dating circle a little bit? Can't we try just once booking people who are not historically wrong to discuss the issues?

ABC's "This Week" - Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md and Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg. ABC News’ George Will, ABC News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst and special correspondent Matthew Dowd, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn,and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, GOP strategist Mike Murphy, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and former counselor to the president Karen Hughes.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Bob Woodward, The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Lesley Stahl, CBS News.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Panel: The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Harvard University's David Gergen, plus CBS News' Norah O'Donnell, John Dickerson and Clarissa Ward. CBS News' Bob Orr and John Miller.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - Kristian Ramos, Policy Director, NDN's 21st Century Border Initiative; Jordan Fabian, Political Editor, Fusion (ABC/Univision joint venture); Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy & Policy, United We Dream; Ryan D. Enos, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University (specializing in American Politics, Political Psychology, and Race and Ethnic Politics); Rev. William Barber, President, North Carolina NAACP; Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director, Progress NC; Karl Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Economics and Government, University of North Carolina; Penda Hair, Co-Director, Advancement Project; St. Rep. Rick Glazier, (D-NC); Alexis Goldstein, Occupy Wall Street, former employee who worked on Wall Street; Josh Barro, Columnist, Bloomberg View; Jesse Eisinger, Senior reporter, ProPublica; Karl Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Economics and Government, University of North Carolina; Liz Kennedy, Demos.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Tom Colicchio, Chef/Owner of Craft Restaurants / Head Judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef”; Marion Nestle, Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU; Ramez Naam, Author of “The Infinite Resource”; Ricardo Salvador, Director of the Food Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists; Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor at Racialicious.com; Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor at UCONN; Jane Junn, Professor of Political Science at USC; Raquel Cepeda, Author of “Bird of Paradise”; Kathryn Joyce, Author of “The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption”; Tarikwu Lemma, Has two failed adoptions from Ethiopia; Karen Moline, Has an adopted son from Vietnam; Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; Nicholas Burns, former undersecretary of state; Michael Chertoff, former homeland security secretary.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Former CIA chief Michael Hayden and Google's Eric Schmidt; director Mira Nair.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Syndicated radio host Michael Medved, Current TV’s Cenk Uygur, and Jane Hall of American University; Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen; Daily Beast reporter Michelle Cottle; New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.

"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Amy Walter, National Editor, Cook Political Report; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Charles Lane, Editorial Writer for The Washington Post.

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