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Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

Things are looking up for females on at least some of the Sunday morning programs this weekend, as we conduct our routine count of how many wangs will appear on the shows. Please note minor and major changes to the feature. This week we’re including “Washington Week” with Gwen Ifill despite the fact that it airs live on Friday and repeats on Saturday. As you can see, the program is not allergic to women. This week you’ll also notice a smaller-sized photograph. FishbowlMatt approached yesterday saying some were offended by the larger sized penis picture as it was rubbing some the wrong way. So we’ve shrunk the penises and framed them in gaudy gold for a more refined look.

NBC’s “Meet the Press: 1

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Co-author, “All the Devils are Here”
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 1

Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst
Michael Gerson, WaPo Columnist

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Dan Rather, HDNet
Howard Fineman, HuffPost
Katty Kay, BBC
Lizzie O’Leary, Bloomberg

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: 1

Fox News’ Brit Hume, The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi, former RNC chairman
Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist
Matthew Dowd, Political Strategist
George Will, ABC News, WaPo
Peggy Noonan, WSJ

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 2

Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo
Robert Costa, National Review
Bill Press, syndicated radio host, “The Bill Press Show”
Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com
Erik Wemple, WaPo

WETA’s “Washington Week”: 3

Dan Balz, WaPo
Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg Business News
Janet Hook, WSJ
Joan Biskupic, USA Today

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Bara Vaida: The FishbowlDC Interview

Say hello to National Journal’s Bara Vaida.

Vaida writes about lobbying and advocacy for NJ and helped to spearhead the creation of Under The Influence.

She’s been hard at work recently on NJ’s State of Lobbying issue, which hits stands this Friday, March 20th.

What does your morning reading list include? The Washington Post (the actual paper… my favorite way to read news) and then my Google Reader which pulls everything else I need into one place on my computer.

What single person has played the biggest role or has had the biggest influence on your career? I’ve been lucky to have had a number of mentors but the person who stands out is my English professor in college. She encouraged me to get into journalism.

How many suits do you own? Four work suits, three ski suits. I have my priorities straight.

What is the name of your cell phone ring? iPhone’s standard.

How many emails do you receive a day? How many do you answer? Probably about 200 emails and I answer 50-75 of them.

Where do you power-lunch? My desk mostly, but some of my favorite places to meet sources: Tosca, Bangkok Joe’s and coffee at the many Starbucks across town.

What’s your favorite or go-to drink? A glass of red wine.

Who is your favorite active journalist? I have many but I enjoy Bethany McLean, an excellent business reporter with Vanity Fair and Matt Bai with The New York Times Magazine.

What subject line in an email grabs your attention? Anything that says “lobbyist” or “K Street.”

What section of the Sunday Washington Post do you read first? Opinion

If you ran a doctor’s office or a bank, what cable station would you have on in your waiting room or lobby? The Food Network.

What kind of dog should the Obamas get and what should they name their new pet? A chow chow mix (because they look like living teddy bears and mixes are nicer than purebreds) I would never presume to tell anyone what to name their dog.

Who would you most enjoy seeing parodied on SNL? Rahm Emmanuel versus Rush Limbaugh celebrity Jeopardy could be a funny skit.

Leno or Letterman? Stewart or Colbert? Letterman and Stewart.

Taking a cue from The Chris Matthews Show here, tell us something we don’t know… I’m totally nuts for my dog, Barkley — a chow-chow mix.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Bill Cosby, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Rep. Maxine Waters and a roundtable with former Rep. David Bonior, Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot, CNBC’s John Harwood, Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean and McCain economic adviser Mark Zandi.

  • This Week: President-elect Barack Obama and a roundtable with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Face the Nation: House Minority Leader John Boehner, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen.-designate Roland Burris.

  • Fox News Sunday: President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush and a roundtable with Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Vice President Dick Cheney, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former White House adviser David Gergen, Washington Times’ Tara Wall, Democratic strategist James Carville, CNN’s Gloria Borger and CNN’s Candy Crowley.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC; Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post Writers Group; and Reihan Salam of The Atlantic

  • Reliable Sources: Media analyst Keli Goff, National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Politico’s Roger Simon, Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, CNN’s Frank Sesno, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard, GWU professor Mark Feldstein and comedian Jessi Klein.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Gov. David Paterson of New York.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cathy Lanier, Washington DC Police Chief, and Phillip Morse, U.S. Capitol Police Chief will be interviewed by Emily Yahle of Roll Call, and Mark Segraves of WTOP Radio.

  • GPS: Palestinian political activist Hanan Ashwari, Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, author Stephen Walt, author Gilles Kepel and IBM chair/CEO Sam Palmisano.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.