The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
As some of you may remember, I have spent the last two weeks with my sister awaiting the birth of her second child. I'm happy to report that on Tuesday, we welcomed her son into the family, the first boy in his generation (the rest of us all have girls, as my brother was the lone boy of our generation, surrounded by sisters and girl cousins). Sadly, he was born with a serious but correctable heart defect that necessitates surgeries to fix. He's had one already and will have the other next week, so I ask you to send good thoughts his way. He's proven to us time and time again through a rough pregnancy and birth that he's a fighter, so I've no doubt he'll come through this strong and ultimately healthy. Here comes our sun indeed.
On the Sunday show front, I'm afraid we're still in our long, cold, lonely winter. On This Week, Christiane Amanpour is going to focus on our relationship with the Muslim world by speaking to both Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Cordoba House Executive Director Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Whereas over on Meet the Press, David Gregory appears to want to focus on Republican interests, with Mitch McConnell and Dick Armey as his guests. And Fox News only want to focus on reminding their viewers how bad Democrats are by spending the hour with disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Sigh.
ABC's "This Week" - Afghan President Hamid Karzai; Daisy Khan, executive director, American Society for Muslim Advancement; Rabbi Joy Levitt, executive director, Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Gen. Ray Odierno, U.S. commander in Iraq; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; author Greg Mortenson.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas; Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Gloria Borger, Dan Rather, John Heileman, Michele Norris. Topics: 50 Years Since the Historic Kennedy-Nixon Campaign: Parallels for Obama. Will The GOP Yield To Its Right Wing As It Did In The Goldwater Year? Meter Questions: Will Tea Partiers Have A Veto Over the 2012 GOP Nominee? YES: 6 NO: 6;
Will Democrats In Congress Maintain Support for Afghanistan War? YES: 10 No: 2.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Odierno; former U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad; retired Adm. William Fallon; retired Gen. Richard Myers; Howard Dean, former national Democratic Party chairman.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - The catastrophe in Pakistan is staggering. 4 million homeless and countless dead. One fifth of the nation is under water. And it's likely to get worse. Imran Kahn, the cricket legend and now one of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, tells Fareed just how awful the devastation is and just how poor the Pakistani government's response has been.
Then, just what is Germany's secret sauce? How is it managing to thrive when so many nations are languishing?
"Fox News Sunday" - Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill.
So what's catching your eye this morning?