My Favorite TV Show

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.

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One Response to My Favorite TV Show

  1. Eric Kerchner says:

    Mary,

    Meet The Press was a staple in my life, but David Gregory treats it like an interview show and so it has lost it’s balance. George is all about George so it gets a little tedious. Sunday Morning was another staple, but the producers have so many super short segments to get more ads in that it really slows it down. The format at one time included great reporters from four different parts of the country delivering “postcards” which really gave you a sense of the country. That must have cost too much. I would highly recommend Fared Zakaria GPS as the new best political talk show. A whole hour, and he gets the best commentators. His views on the Middle East have been on the money for years, but this is the first time he has his own venue. I always learn something new. All other CNN programming is junk. Too much opinion, and not from very credible people. I hardly think they can be called journalists.

    Hope all is well. Really looking forward to seeing my friend Christian MacKay as Orsen Wells in “Orsen and Me” later this fall. He is dead on as Wells.

    All the best,
    Eric Kerchner

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