Sunday Talking Head Thread
Here’s the Sunday talking head line-up for today.
C-Span’s Washington Journal: 7am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls, 7:30am – Peter Canellos, Boston Globe, Washington Bureau Chief; 8:20am – Mike Huckabee (R). Presidential Candidate, 8:40am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls, 9am – Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Multinational Force Iraq Deputy Chief of Staff, 9:30am – Steve Coll, New Yorker Staff Writer.
ABC’s This Week: Sen. Barack Obama (D); Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Jacob Weisberg, Cokie Roberts, George Will.
CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D); Rudy Giuliani (R).
CNN’s Late Edition: Gen. David Petraeus, Commander Multi-National Forces-Iraq; Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary; Mike Huckabee (R); Mitt Romney (R).
Fox News Sunday: Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary; Mike Huckabee (R).
NBC’s Meet The Press: Sen. John McCain (R); Maureen Dowd, Chuck Todd, Byron York.
Chris Matthews Show: Katty Kay, BBC; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune; Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times.
Sixty Minutes: House Of Cards — the U.S. sub-prime mortgage meltdown; Saddam’s Confessions — FBI Agent George Piro tells how he won the confidence of Saddam Hussein and got the truth out of him in a seven-month interrogation before the Iraqi dictator went to trial and the gallows.
Quite the line-up. Lots of primary goodness for folks who are eating it up, some economics and recession bits and pieces for the folks who are sick of the primaries. And a smattering of other segments on Iraq and some other things. Peter Canellos from the Boston Globe could dole out some interesting Romney bits — he’s done some interesting reporting on Mitt in the past. Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars, is always a good conversation. So it could be an interesting morning on C-Span for those so inclined.
I would say this op-ed from Caroline Kennedy may come up in conversation. And that Steve Coll may be asked about this report that the Pakistanis have rejected further CIA build-up in the northern mountains, and that the attempt at Taliban detente isn’t exactly going peachy. Or that military commanders on several of the shows may be talking PTSD and how we are failing to care for our veterans’ mental health needs for the long haul — we must do better. Personally, I could use a lot more discussion on what is going on in Afghanistan. What’s up with the economy? Scott Horton says it’s not George Bush, not by any stretch. And the GOP is having an even bigger pie fight in Florida. Anything else catching your eye on the blogs or in the news this morning?