Mumford & Sons -- I Will Wait
Apropos of nothing specific to this Sunday's bookings; I just like the song and find it hopeful and optimistic in a way that I prefer to view things. In general, it's hard to stay optimistic watching the Sunday shows. But this week, I feel differently. Sure, John McCain is on. Again. But so is Julian Assange. Yes, hate group leader Tony Perkins is getting another forum, but so is Texas state senator Wendy Davis. And rather than focusing on giving criminal Ralph Reed a seat at the table, I'll focus on Rachel Maddow next to him. So I will wait through another Sunday, watching for little moments of truth seeping out amongst all those manipulations and spin.
ABC's "This Week" -- Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks; Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights director at the Government Accountability Project; Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign; Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage; D-Md.; state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Texas. Roundtable: ABC News Political Analyst and Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd; ABC News Anchor and Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran, who covers the Supreme Court for ABC News; Rep. Donna F. Edwards, D-Md.; and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.
NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Davis; Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. Roundtable: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow; chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed; author and professor at Georgetown University, Michael Eric Dyson; President of the Heritage Foundation, Fmr. Sen. Jim DeMint; and NBC’s Pete Williams.
CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Davis; Ted Olson, a former solicitor general; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; Michael Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA; Panel" The Washington Post's Michael Gerson, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, Lehigh University's James Peterson, Univision's Fernando Espuelas and CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford.
MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" -- Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter/politics managing editor, Huffington Post; Sen. William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA); Ari Berman, reporter, The Nation; Donita Judge, project director, redistricting, The Advancement Project; Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY); Fmr. Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-CO); Richard Socarides, Fmr. White House senior advisor during the Clinton Administration.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Angelique Montes, 17-year-old cellist; Mark Quarterman, Research Director at the Enough Project; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Gordon Chang, Columnist for Forbes.com; Dr. David Klemanski, Director at the Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Daryl Parks, Legal Counsel for Trayvon Martin’s Family; Josh Fox, Filmmaker of “Gasland 2”; Danielle Moodie Mills, Advisor at the Center for American Progress; Dr. Janet Taylor, Psychiatrist.
MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" -- Rani Whitfield, Medical Director of the National Association of Free Clinics; Terry O’Neil, President, National Organization for Women; Michelle Bernard, President, Bernard Center for Women; Reid Wilson, National Journal; Becca Aaronson, The Texas Tribune; Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU.
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" -- Rep. Emanuel Cleave (D-MO); Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX); Joy Reid, TheGrio.com; Mike Rogers, Raw Story; Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT).
CNN's "State of the Union" -- Reps. Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; David Boies, a lawyer for the couples that challenged California's gay marriage ban; John C. Eastman, chairman of the board of the National Organization for Marriage. Panel: New York Times Magazine Chief Political Correspondent Matt Bai:, The Root Contributing Editor Corey Dade; Fmr. Sen. George Allen (R-VA) and democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, columnist Andrew Sullivan, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwartzman.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- (final episode) George Washington University’s Steve Roberts, American University’s Jane Hall, and former PBS correspondent Terence Smith; Tampa Bay Times columnist Eric Deggans; Elle Magazine editor-in-chief Robbie Myers and Rolling Stone contributor Janet Reitman.
"Fox News Sunday" -- Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. Power panel: Kimberley Strassel, Author, Member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board; Mara Liasson, National Public Radio; Jennifer Rubin, Columnist for The Washington Post, writes “The Right Turn” blog; Juan Williams, Fox News Political Analyst.
So what's catching your eye this morning?