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Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 8/25 - 8/26/07 (not the live thread)
Network and Cable News Networks | August 25, 2007 | Network and Cable News

Posted on 08/25/2007 9:18:08 PM PDT by Phsstpok

Preview and Analysis for Weekend of August 25th and 26th, 2007

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

NBC's "Meet the Press"
  • Sen. John Warner, R-Va.
  • Cyclist Lance Armstrong

CBS's "Face the Nation"

  • Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.
  • Elizabeth Edwards

Fox News Sunday

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
  • Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee


CNN "Late Edition"
  • Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi
  • New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
  • Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
  • Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno
  • Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga.

ABC's "This Week"

  • Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.
  • Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
  • Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers

Very abbreviated analysis this week.  Talk about a day late and several billion dollars short!

NBC Meet The Press vomits forth this weeks traitorous turd, senile Senator John Warner.  You wonder if it only took the offer of face time on Sunday morning to get him to sell out human civilization?  Oh, and Lance Armstrong is now worth talking about since he no longer is meeting with or promoting George Bush.

CBS Face The Nation provides a 30 minute campaign contribution to silky pony.  The FEC fiddles while our constitution burns.

Fox News Sunday offers up the hard to find Mitch McConnel opposite the mind numbing Jack Reed.  Oh joy!  Oh, and Mike Huckabee is along for the ride.

CNN Late Edition continues the MSM theme of a failed intervention by dredging up the ghosts of prime ministers past.  The dickensnian theme continues with tiny Bill Richardons, even tinier Sam Brownback,  soon to be tiny Raymond Odierno and permanently tiny Max Cleland.  What a sad bunch of loser, also rans and never weres.

ABC This Week profers up last years military hero, Jim Webb versus John Cornyn of Texas.  Oh, and the Secretary of the Treasury is along for the ride, in case anyone cares.

I'm way behind because of a weeks worth of travel.  I hope you can forgive my abbreviated posting this week.  I also hope you won't think this is a good thing <g>

This should be cross posted to my blog at later today. I have finally caught up over their and I hope to keep up to date from now on. In fact I'm going to change the format just a bit when posting this in light of the success of the technique I used to get caught up. This analysis will still be first but then I'm going to try putting all of the show by show posts into one big Post number 1. If I end up falling back to separate posts you'll know that I found an upper limit to the length of FR posts.

This thread exists primarily as a heads up for who is on the weekend talks shows, what they've been invited on to push (based on their recent pronouncements) and the spin (meme) the DBM is likely trying to push based on that information. All of this is prep work for the weekly Sunday Morning Talk Show thread posted by Alas Babylon!. That thread provides a live commentary and analysis of the Sunday talking head shows, with valuable insight and exceptional fact checking. we are the Jedi Council of FreeRepublic, at least in regards to these DBM gabfests. You wanna know what was said and what it meant, as well as where they messed up? Read that thread!

Mark Kilmer has posted his excellent preview of the Sunday shows over at Redstate.COM.

Politico.COM has their Sunday Talk Show Tip Sheet

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: counterattack; johnwarner; politics

Show by Show Preview

Below are the topics and guests announced for these programs, along with my take on the "memes" that the shows are trying to push.  With each guest's name are a series of links that I found in a web search that helped me get a handle on who they are and what their likely positions will be when they are interviewed.

Saturday Shows For

The Beltway Boys (Mort Kondrake, Fred Barnes)

CNBC's Tim Russert Show (Tim Russert)

Fox News Watch (Eric Burns)

Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page

1 posted on 08/25/2007 9:18:11 PM PDT by Phsstpok
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To: A.Hun; Bahbah; Txsleuth; MNJohnnie; eeevil conservative; Alas Babylon!; Seattle Conservative; ...


The Weekend Preview is up

Way behind schedule and way less analysis than usual. I trust you won’t like this format too much :^>

2 posted on 08/25/2007 9:20:43 PM PDT by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: All
NBC Meet The Press (Tim Russert)

CBS Face The Nation (Bob Schieffer)

Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace)

CNN Late Edition (Wolf Blitzer)

ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos)

3 posted on 08/25/2007 9:23:30 PM PDT by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: Phsstpok

Thank you so much for doing this.

4 posted on 08/25/2007 9:26:48 PM PDT by Brandie (Duncan Hunter in 08')
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To: Phsstpok
thanks, for the briefing....I'll sleep late.
5 posted on 08/25/2007 9:37:44 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get, Fred, run. :^)
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To: Phsstpok
no schmuckie?
6 posted on 08/25/2007 9:40:44 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Brandie
Ditto those thanks, no one can do analysis like you do Phsstpok,your work is the best.
7 posted on 08/26/2007 4:48:37 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Phsstpok

Fantastic work, as usual, Phsstpok. You work so hard, yet the Sunday Talk Show guests get more predictable, and worse. They really ARE running out of ammunition, and are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

8 posted on 08/26/2007 7:40:18 AM PDT by CDB (Michael Yon is the Ernie Pyle of the War on Terror)
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