THIS SUNDAY ON THE CHAT SHOWS
This week I am pleased to add another programme to the list, Flashpoint from Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS. It is hosted by Brendan McLaughlin, who is one of the best television anchors in the market. It has been on for awhile, but the guest(s) and issue(s) had not been previously announced on it's Web site. The link to the programme is actually to it's newly established blog, which McLaughlin posts regularly. It's a good programme, and much of the time is an interesting view.
ABC / This Week with George Stephanopoulos: From Des Moines, Iowa the Democratic candidates for president will debate the issues in this special 90 minute edition, with host George Stephanopoulos serving as moderator.
CBS / Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer: Karl Rove, White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush,will appear to talk about his decision to resign effective at the end of this month as well as the 2008 presidential election, and politics in general.
CNN / Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Following the deadliest attack of the war in Iraq this week, two U.S. Senators will debate the next step for America, Robert P. "Bob" Casey (D - PA) and Christopher S. "Kit" Bond (R - MO). A member of the Iraqi Parliment, Mahmoud Othman, will also appear to discuss the crisis in his country...and maybe justify why his legislative body is taking the entire month of August off while the fighting continues?
FOX / Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: Karl Rove, White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush, will be the lone guest to speak about his resignation, the 2008 presidential race, and his involvement in the various Bush Administration scandals.
NBC / Meet the Press with Tim Russert: Karl Rove, White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush, will discuss his years in Washington, his decision to leave the Bush Administration at the end of this month, and the future of the Republcan Party. Also, a political roundtable featuring Los Angeles Times columnist Ron Brownstein, Conde Nast Portfolio Washington Editor Matt Cooper, John Harwood of CNBC and the Wall Street Journal, and National Review Washington Editor Kate O'Berine.
Syndicated / The Chris Matthews Show: Where did Karl Rove's plan for a permanant Republican majority in Congress go wrong? And with Hillary Rodham Clinton's strong lead in the polls, can Democratic opponent Barack Obama still be the agent of change? Pondering these questions will be co-anchor Michelle Norris of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Dan Rather of HDNet, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post Writers Group, and Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker.
Bay News 9 / Political Connections: The guests and topics have not been announced as of Friday evening. Please check back for updates as they become available.
WFTS-TV 28 / Flashpoint with Brendan McLaughlin: Matt Woolsey of Forbes magazine will be the guest to discuss his listing of best cities for young professionals, on which Tampa is at the bottom among 40 cities for keeping and attracting highly education, single professionals from the best universities.