Saturday, March 05, 2005

Who's on the Sunday Chat & Chews? (Krugman on Meet the Press; Kennedy on This Week)

The Sunday Chat & Chews for those who can stomach them.

Meet the Press (Sunday mornings, NBC):

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY) Assistant Majority Leader, Republican Whip
SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL)Assistant Minority Leader, Democratic Whip
MIKE ALLEN Washington Post
JOE KLEIN Time Magazine
KATE O'BEIRNE National Review

"Please Note: This Sunday, March 6th, Meet the Press will air early in Los Angeles, due to the L.A. Marathon. The show will air on KNBC Los Angeles at 6 a.m. PST. Meet the Press will air at normal time in all other markets."

ABC's This Week (Sundays) offers:

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
Treasury Secretary John Snow

For their "round" table:

Kweisi Mfume, former president of the NAACP; John Tierney, the newest columnist to join the New York Times' Op-Ed page; and George Will.

As always, watch only if you can stomach. (I won't be watching.) For those who are curious about what happens but don't have the time or the stomach to watch, remember Bill Scher does
a review of the Sunday chat & chews each Monday at Liberal Oasis.

And because Grant asked for it (he must have a strong stomach), I attempted to find out who Blinky would be chatting up on CBS' Face the Nation (Sundays). But like their host Blinky, the CBS page for Face the Nation is way behind the times. "Who's next on Face?" promises info. And apparently it is information if you like old information -- the guests listed are for the Feb. 27th show. (Meet the Press and This Week announce, via e-mails, who their guests will be on Friday. Face the Nation apparently likes to spring the guests on the viewers to provide them with some sense of "revelations" as the same over-televised faces sit across from Blinky, rehashing every bit of conventional wisdom you've heard for months.)

So my apologies to Grant, but we just don't know how Face the Nation intends to waste a half hour this Sunday as yet.