Since the Sunday morning TeeVee shows have proven to be where all the smart people learn the news, and what is said on these programs carries more weight that anything uttered in our halls of government, we should probably be talking about them.
Here are some highlights of today’s lineup:
Meet the Press on NBC
- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
- Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
- Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)
Face the Nation on CBS
- Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
There are more shows listed at the link. I would have listed them all here except 1. it probably violates fair use and 2. Either I don’t like the station, today’s guests, or both.
I have been a fan of Madeleine Albright since I can remember. Ever since his grilling of Goldman Sachs about their “shittly deal,” I’ve been a fan of Senator Levin. No, I don’t agree with every one of his positions, but this was a classic when it happened.
I invite you to watch along to learn what’s really important in America and witness how some very specifically calculated points of view transform into conventional wisdom right before your eyes.
Here on the east coast, those two shows I listed are on at the same time. This poses a dilemma for non-DVRers, who then could end up getting their information second hand (albeit from the serious people) or through edited and context-free YouTube clips after the factoid-du-jour has set roots. Of course, there’s no downside to this practice in a free and fully-informed Democracy.
I’ll be watching Face the Nation “live” and DVRing Meet the Press. As for the other shows I didn’t list, I’ll just have to trust the regurgitated versions.
Of course this is an open thread and you can feel free to discuss anything that piques your interest (within the boundaries previously set forth by the blog mistress).
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