Sunday Menu

By Curtis Hewston

Morning lineup:

CBS: Sunday Morning: looking back on 2010; profile of film critic Roger Ebert; entertainer Paula Abdul; a town that will lower a possum to ring in the New Year; remembering jazz musician Billy Taylor.

ABC: This Week: ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper with President Obama’s top economic adviser Austan Goolsbee; actor and activist George Clooney and John Prendergast of the Enough Project on Sudan; Roundtable: George Will (ABC News), Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, Amy Walter (ABC News), Major Garrett (National Journal).

FOX: Fox News Sunday: incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), incoming chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI); Sen.-elect Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep.-elect Allen West (R-FL); Roundtable: Britt Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Bill Kristol (Fox News), Michael Duffy (Time).

NBC: Meet The Press: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Roundtable: David Brooks (New York Times), E.J. Dionne (Washington Post), Yale law professor and author Stephen Carter (Jericho’s Fall), Katty Kay (BBC), Sen.-elect Pat Toomey (R-PA).

CNN: Reliable Sources: a conversation with Dick Cavett; author Buzz Bissinger (Friday Night Lights), Christina Bellantoni (Talking Points Memo), Craig Crawford (CQ Roll Call) on the media pumping up the Obama/Vick and snow-related controversies; a panel on how Facebook and Twitter have changed the media landscape; the year’s best Reliable Sources interviews.

CBS: Face The Nation: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Rep.-elect Mike Kelly (R-PA).

Bloomberg: Political Capital: Bloomberg reporters Julianna Goldman and Lisa Lerer on Congress and the White House, Rich Miller and Indira Lakshmanan on the economy and foreign policy, John McCormick on the 2012 presidential campaign, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne reveal their predictions for 2011.

CNN: State Of The Union: DNC Chairman Tim Kaine; incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Jason Altmire (D-PA); with guest host, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry.

NBC Universal: The Chris Matthews Show: Kelly O’Donnell (NBC News), John Heilemann (New York Magazine), Andrew Sullivan (The Atlantic), Gloria Borger (CNN) on the question “What must President Obama do this year to get competitive for 2012?” and the year’s resolutions for Sarah Palin and her GOP rivals, for Hillary Clinton, and the Royals.

CNN: Fareed Zakaria GPS: “How To Lead,” with Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister on how he steered a nation; Lou Gerstner, who has taken some American corporate icons from the brink of bankruptcy to billions in profits, on leading through crisis; former Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman on how a woman can lead in world that is often still male-dominated; Rick Levin, the President of Yale University, on leading by persuasion; Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on not just how to lead, but how to command.

PBS: Washington Week: Michael Duffy (Time), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post), David Wessel (Wall Street Journal), Todd Purdum (Vanity Fair) on whether 2011 will bring more bipartisanship and less gridlock to Capitol Hill.

TVOne: Washington Watch: the show’s highlights of 2010, from senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to RNC chairman Michael Steele, among others.

C-SPAN: Newsmakers: former Missouri Republican Chairwoman Ann Wagner; Philip Elliott (Associated Press), Kasie Hunt (Politico).

Evening lineup:

CBS: 60 Minutes: Bad Medicine: drug company whistleblower Cheryl Eckard describes her experience trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory that made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit and a multimillionaire (preview); Wynton:
jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America’s most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world (preview).

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