The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview

For Sunday, July 20, 2008


FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen about Iraq, then to surrogates: Joe Lieberman (McCain) and Evan Bayh (Obama).

This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos won’t be there, as the network is doing the British Open golf. Without American Tiger Woods in the tournament, good luck with that, fellows.

Meet the Press (NBC): Host Tom Brokaw will talk to Al Gore about his latest version of weird science. Interesting, the two journalists on the roundtable later will be David Gregory and Chuck Todd, both mentioned as possible hosts for MTP eventually.

Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer seeks to avoid controversy by turning his questions to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Late Edition (CNN): Host Wolf Blitzer talks to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; House GOP Whip Roy Blunt; and his usual cast of thousands.

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My wife will make me coffee. Mike Mullen, Joe Lieberman, Evan Bayh, Al Gore, Hank Paulson… they’re all great Americans with important things to say, save Gore, and now that I think of it, it’s not every week that we have earth-shakingly exciting guests. And the people watching golf will be no better off. Or not much.

I’ll have the review live, on the front page, tomorrow.