Mar 07 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: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Sen. Joe Manchin (D?-WV); and Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH).

The roundtable guests are: Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief Washington correspondent; Byron Pitts, ABC News anchor; Karen Travers, ABC News correspondent; and Anna Palmer, founder and CEO of Punchbowl News.

Face the Nation: Host Margaret Brennan’s guests are: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV); Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ); civil rights attorney Ben Crump; and former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb MD>

Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: The guests on this week’s “MTP” are: Jeffrey Zients, White House coronavirus coordinator; Sen. John Barasso (R-WY); Sen. John Manchin (D?-WV); and Michael Osterholm PhD, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

The panel guests are: Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour; Jonathan Allen, White House reporter for Bloomberg; Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security; and Daniele Pletka, conservative commentator.

State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash: Mr. Tapper’s guests are: Sen. John Manchin (D?-WV); Kate Bedingfield, White House Communications Director; Gov. Tate Reeves (R-MS); and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, (D-MI).