Jan 31 2021

Pondering the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

Pondering the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important.

On Sunday mornings we present a preview of the guests on the morning talk shows so you can choose which ones to watch or some do something more worth your time on a Sunday morning.

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The Sunday Talking Heads:

This Week with George Stephanopolis: The guests on Sunday’s “This Week” are: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR); Sen. Joe Manchin (D???-WV); Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV); and Dr. Richard Besser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO and former Acting Director, CDC.

The roundtable guests are: Cecilia Vega, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent; Mary Bruce, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent; Rachel Scott, ABC News Congressional Correspondent; and MaryAlice Parks, ABC News Weekend White House Correspondent.

Face the Nation: Host Margaret Brennan’s guests are: Cedric Richmond, Senior advisor to Pres. Biden; Gov. Ned Lamont (D-CT); Mayor Francis Saurez (R-Miami, FL); Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools; and Dr. Scott Gottleib, former FDA Commissioner.

Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: The guests on this week’s “MTP” are: Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota; Brian Deese, Director of National Economic Council; and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).

The panel guests are: Al Cárdenas, conservative activist; Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University; Ashley Parker, White House reporter for The Washington Post; and Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report.

State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash: Mr. Tapper’s guests are: Brian Deese, Director of National Economic Council; Sen Rob Portman (R-OH); Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); and Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ).