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Sunday Talking Head Thread


Here is today’s Sunday Talking Head show schedule.  Read it an weep, kids: (via the WaPo)

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), 9 a.m.: Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.); and NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin .

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 9 a.m.: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.); and actress Mia Farrow .

FACE THE NATION (CBS, WUSA), 10:30 a.m.: Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.); and Bill Keller , executive editor of the New York Times.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC, WRC), 10:30 a.m.: Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).

LATE EDITION (CNN), 11 a.m.: Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Peter T. King (R-N.Y.); Iraqi Industry Minister Fawzi Hariri ; Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres ; Saeb Erakat , chief Palestinian negotiator; musician Tony Orlando ; journalist Seymour Hersh and Griffin .

What the WaPo doesn’t feature, but Atrios does — and I thought this was interesting as I looked up the individual show schedules as well:  balance for these shows in pundit/journalist segment equals several partisan conservative commentators and two journalists, presumably indicating to all the world that they are liberal (even when one of them works for the WSJ…).  See for yourself (via Atrios)

Meet the Press hosts Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The roundtable includes author Bill Bennett, CNBC’s John Harwood, Washington Post’s Dana Priest, and New York Times’ William Safire.

Face the Nation hosts Sens. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Carl Levin (D-MI) and New York Times’ exec. ed. Bill Keller.

This Week hosts Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The roundtable includes ex-Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN), Cokie Roberts and Time’s Joe Klein.

Fox News Sunday hosts Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and NASA Admin. Michael Griffin.

Late Edition hosts Reps. Peter King (R-NY) and Barney Frank (D-MA) and Griffin.

The funny thing is I’m sure the Meet the Press producers/bookers saw absolutely nothing odd about a roundtable featuring Dana Priest, John Harwood, William Safire, and Bill Bennett. Nothing odd about that at all.

Still, the real mystery isn’t why Meet the Press does this, the real mystery is why people like Priest and Harwood agree to participate in such a thing.

Why, indeed.  That’s quite a difference in the way the schedules get printed up as well, isn’t it? 

This photo of some baby catbirds in their nest in a fruit tree was sent to me by reader Badick.  (Huge thanks!)  They look fairly newly hatched, based on those completely closed eyes and lack of much feathering.  Looks like a cozy nest of palm leaf fronds and moss and assorted other twigs and bits, doesn’t it?

We got out of the house for a bit yesterday, and took the peanut out to play at a playground.  Was lots of fun, and much needed, as she has been cooped up in the house because of all the rain and the marathon momma blogging.  Looks like it’s going to be another gorgeous day here — sunny and warm, but not too horribly warm.  Have some more flowers to get in this evening and a week’s worth of weeding.  (All the rain has done wonders for the weed collection in my side flower bed especially.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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