If I were to ask you to guess my favorite (current) show (so The Wire is not on the table), I bet you couldn’t do it. Some of you who know me well might say “Friday Night Lights.” That’s a good guess, because I do love it intensely. But, you would be wrong.
It’s Reliable Sources. This is must-see or DVR TV for me. Howard Kurtz’s show on media ethics airs on CNN Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. As much as I have nagged some of my friends to watch it regularly so we can chat about it, I haven’t had much luck. Maybe I’ll have more success with some of you!
I generally record This Week With George Stephanopoulos (ABC 11 a.m. Sundays), too, though I often fast-forward to the roundtable and the closing segments. While I used to make it a point to catch or record Meet The Press (still the top-rated of the Sunday morning news shows, NBC 9 a.m.), I’ve not been able to reconnect with the show on a regular basis since the death of Tim Russert. For me, it has lost some edge. Besides, you can always see the best interview clips from the Sunday morning news shows online, so I don’t feel like I’m ever missing too much.
Then, there’s Sunday Morning (CBS 9-10:30 a.m.). I never record it, but if I’m home, it’s the perfect accompaniment to reading The New York Times and The Washington Post online.