Friday, June 03, 2005

Sunday Chat & Chews

Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, the full hour is devoted to Ken Mehlman, Chairman, Republican National CommitteeBush-Cheney '04 Campaign Manager. Run, run like hell.

(Due to the French Open, Meet the Press may not air at the usual time in some areas. You can check air times for your area by clicking here.)

ABC's This Week:

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. Ranking Democrat, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Ben Bradlee Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post
Bryan Adams

Musician and photographer, "American Women"

"Then Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts join George Will for a classic This Week roundtable. Among the topics for discussion, the revelation of Deep Throat's identity, and this week's reversal for the proposed European Union constitution, which was rejected by both French and Dutch citizens against the wishes of their political leaders. Has European integration hit a roadblock?"

Old and boring passes for "classic" apparently. Or maybe This Week believes that, like a Chanel suit, gasbags never truly go out of style? Jerry Lewis? Indy drivers? Now Bryan Adams? Not afraid to flaunt the useless factor, This Week is shaping up to be the broadcast train wreck of the summer.

CBS's Face the Nation has the following lineup:

Ben Bradlee
The Washington Post
John Dean
Former Nixon White House Counsel
James Mann
Author, Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet

If you must watch the Sunday Chat & Chews, I'd recommend Face the Nation. John Dean should make for an interesting guest. (Read Dean's "Why The Revelation of the Identity Of Deep Throat Has Only Created Another Mystery" to realize how much the shine on has ignored basic reality this week. Did everyone, this week, confuse Bob Woodward with Robert Redford? Or did it just seem that way?)

Note, I usually say, "If I had to watch . . ." I'm not adding that qualifier. Face the Nation with Dean as a guest should make for an interesting half hour. (James Mann should also make for an interesting guest.)

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(Note: My apologies for the lack of posts. I had to travel and it was unexpected. I did dictate a piece to a friend over the phone that would have gone up several hours ago. I'm holding that, an editorial, for tomorrow since some members have voiced the opinion that Saturday nights suffer from the time I spend assisting The Third Estate Sunday Review. You may or may not agree with it but it will be something to read. I dictated it over the phone from the airport and told my friend not to add links. I'm not going to add links to it, or change anything in it, when it posts tomorrow. I am at a computer now and we will have a few more posts.)