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Weekend Show Preview — 12.28.14

SundayShows-w-candyHappy Holidays, Fishbowlers! Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights will include NYC police commissioner, William Bratton, on “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press”; former NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani on “Face the Nation”; and President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández on “Al Punto.”

Sunday: 

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: New York City Police Commissioner, William Bratton; former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani; United States’ Ebola Response Coordinator, Ron Klain; Robin Wright of The Wilson Center; David Rodhe of Reuters; and author of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand.

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: New York Police Commissioner, William Bratton; comedians Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, and Laura KrafftEugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, NBC’s Luke Russert, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.

“Fox News Sunday”Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author; Jason Riley, 
Wall Street Journal editorial board / Fox News contributor
; Susan PageWashington Bureau Chief, USA Today
; Steve HayesThe Weekly Standard; Fox News contributor
; Bob WoodwardAssociate Editor of The Washington Post.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa; Catholic priest and human rights advocate, Alejandro Solalinde Guerra; former member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, María Corina Machado; and actor, William Levy.

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Weekend Show Preview — 12.21.14

sunday-shows_304In the words of my predecessor, Nick Massella… Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights will include President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain on “State of the Union”; Former President Bill Clinton on Al Punto; and Senator Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press” and “Al Punto.”

Sunday: 

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Foreign Relations Committee; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Armed Services Committee; Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); National Correspondent for The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg; CBS News’ State Department correspondent, Margaret Brennan; CBS News’ Congressional correspondent, Nancy Cordes; CBS News’ National correspondent, Jan Crawford; CBS News’ political director, John Dickerson; CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent, Major Garrett; CBS News’ National Security correspondent, David Martin.

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: TBA

“Fox News Sunday”: Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Syndicated Columnist / Fox News Contributor, George Will; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor “PBS NewsHour,”
 Judy Woodruff; President of Alliance for a Strong America / Fox News Contributor
, Liz Cheney; Fox News Political Analyst
, Juan Williams.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Former United States President Bill Clinton; U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R), Florida and Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.; Ricardo Zúñiga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs in the National Security Council; U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), New Jersey and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R), Texas; and student/activist, Adán Cortés.

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Weekend Show Preview – 11.9.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush on CBS’s “Face the Nation” for its 60th anniversary program; Senators-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) on ”FOX News Sunday;” and chess grand master Garry Kasparov on FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Weekend Show Preview – 9.14.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include James Brown, host of “The NFL Today” on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on “FOX News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union,” and TMZ’s Harvey Levin on FOX News’ “Media Buzz.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.31.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Andrea Mitchell moderating, Sunday show regular Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) on Univision’s “Al Punto.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Weekend Show Preview – 8.17.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the August 10 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on “Face the Nation,” Gov. Rick Perry on “FOX News Sunday,” Sen. Dick Durbin on “Al Punto,” Ferguson, Mo. Rep. William Lacy Clay on “State of the Union,” and CFR president Richard Haass on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” 

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

Meet Mobile Mikey

You’ll never be able to escape the clutches of Mike Allen. Not if Politico gets their wish. In this morning’s Politico Playbook, Allen lets us in on the latest in Politico technology.

A first tonight: MobileMikey, a Steadicam that will track Playbook’s movements throughout the night. Airs live on C-SPAN, on POLITICO.com, on NewsChannel 8 in the D.C. area, and on our free iPad and iPhone apps.

You read that right. MobileMikey makes his debut. They are really strapping Allen up with a Steadicam to “track his movements.” Anyone who has ever been in a room with Allen knows that he has the attention span of a chimp on crack, so this might actually make for must-see TV. Who in their right minds wants to track a man’s every movement while he’s reporting? This isn’t like watching Lebron James play basketball. If you don’t think Politico is doing a great job with it’s election coverage, just ask Politico or Politico Publicist David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik on POLITICO’s Super Tuesday livestream: “Online political powerhouse a C-SPAN star … I watched Politico on C-SPAN, and thought I had died and gone to a heaven where television provided smart, savvy, real, semi-raw election night coverage again.

Really, David Zurawik, you thought you had “died and gone to a heaven”? I can think of a million things I’d like to see when I got to heaven and Mike Allen wearing a Steadicam isn’t one of them. Either Heaven really sucks, or you need a more active imagination, sir. Personally, I’d take the 70 virgins and honeycakes over Allen and a Steadicam. Then again, that Steadicam might come in handy in that situation.

Follow all of the MobileMikey action right here tonight starting at 6:30pm ET or on C-SPAN starting at 7pm ET.

A Pissing Match Between Two Media Scribes

A fight between two grown men in media is always worth watching.

In one corner: WaPo‘s Erik Wemple. Dirty blond curly hair. Medium build. In the other: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik. Balding. Glasses. Skinnyish.

Are you rrrrready to RRRRumble?

Over the weekend, Wemple castrated Zurawik by critiquing his critique of NBC’s newest star, Chelsea Clinton, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” Wemple called him “childish and misanthropic.” He said Zurawik’s take on Chelsea was “rehearsed.”

Z’s quote: “Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, in his shameless hype for this journalistically bankrupt decision, said it’s as if Chelsea has been preparing all her life for this thing. Based on the first show we saw, if that’s true, it’s been a largely wasted life. And as mean as that might sound, I don’t take it back, really.”

On Monday Zurawik fired back with a complete ass kissing of CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz, saying that WaPo used to have “best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz” in the first line of the story. Now they have that shithead Wemple, he lamented. He also tried to reattach his testicles by making a big stink out of Wemple not calling him for comment. He called Wemple a “water carrier” for the Clintons and suggested that calling him for comment might have at least made him seem like a reporter. As if that would have made Wemple’s analysis of Zurawik’s analysis any different.

(Brief memo to Zurawik: First of all, on which planet is self-pimping Kurtz the best media reporter in America? Kurtz is a longtime media reporter, but the best? Does the best attribute anti-Obama administration quotes to Nancy Pelosi that aren’t hers? Does the best think he’s talking to a congressman when he’s talking to an aide and then try to cover the whole thing up? Does the best wait five days to cover the Weiner sex scandal, reasoning that it’s sometimes prudent to wait? We know you’re a regular on Kurtz’s Sunday show, but WTF Zurawik?)

Getting back to the pissing match, Wemple was riled by Z’s accusation of being in bed with the Clintons. “So I’m now a ‘water carrier’ for the Clintons?” Wemple asked in an interview with FBDC. “It’s clear that Z, the ultimate reporter, perhaps didn’t check out this item and this item.”

He continued, “It’s instructive to follow his logic: If I cite any objection to Z’s stating that Chelsea Clinton has lived a ‘largely wasted life,’ I am carrying water for her. Not, mind you, just sticking up for basic decency. Because anybody who dissents from the notion that Chelsea Clinton has lived a ‘largely wasted life’ is just a suckup for the Clintons.”

The fight continues…Please note, Zurawik phoned us back last night with a reasonable excuse for his tardiness and we returned the call today. If and when the conversation happens, we’ll bring you his remarks. Stay tuned…

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Tapper as ‘Backup’

While Washington continues to chatter on about ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper not getting the nod as host of “This Week,” he’s being painted as someone who could easily take over should the time come. Last week ABC announced that Christiane Amanpour was leaving the show for an arrangement on ABC and CNN. Though George Stephanopoulos once said he couldn’t do both, the former host will double as host of “GMA” and “This Week.”

Will he last?

The Baltimore Sun‘s Media Critic David Zurawik seemed unsure about that and sees Tapper as someone who can easily step in for Stephanopoulos should the need rise. “Well they have people like Jake Tapper, “Zurawik said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. “When Christiane got the job I was one of the people who said, you know, Jake Tapper is really doing well here.He could do it and he brings an enthusiasm and he’s so plugged in. … because they have Tapper they have backup. If he’s having a week that he’s really stressed out, they can plug Tapper in and not lose anything. That’s a good thing. I mean, that really is a good thing.”

There are two schools of thought on Tapper. In one, he’s a really nice, genuine, funny guy (the guy the Internet likes) and then the other, a journo with a healthy ego who takes care to monitor his standing around town and who spends his time arguing with bloggers about minutiae. Some believe this “other Jake” explains some of his perceived difficulties at ABC.

FNC’s Ed Henry: ‘Well this is a nice start’

As FNC’s Ed Henry resumed the White House beat this week for his new employer, he received a glowing endorsement today from Baltimore Sun TV writer David Zurawik. In a nutshell, Zurawik writes, of all the dumb things Fox News has done lately, the one smart thing they’ve done is hire the ex-CNNer, whose contract at CNN was not going to be renewed.

Zurawik comes out on Henry’s behalf about as vociferously as anyone could. “Hiring Henry looks like a good move to me in terms of instant credibility and solid reporting. And I dare anyone to call him an ideologue based on his work at CNN.”

Henry was evidently pleased with the media writer’s story. In fact, he tweeted, “Well this is a nice start…” and linked to the story.

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