Sunday, January 22, 2012

Up (The Political TV Show, Not The Excellent Movie!)

The best political show on TV right now is "Up With Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, which for the moment runs at the criminally ridiculous West Coast time of 5:00AM to 7:00AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hayes brings four guests to his round table, and they basically discuss the issues of the day for two solid hours. There is no screaming, no hosts cutting off guests, and a scary level of intellectual curiosity about how the political machinations are going. Politically it unapologetically skews to the left, but there are usually guests representing opposing views. This morning, for instance, featured David Stockman (Reagan's budget guy) on the panel, and Republican-turned-Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson was on yesterday.

I have no idea what kind of a rating a 5:00AM show on MSNBC could possibly clock, but they've added one more viewer in Los Angeles...


Blogger Muldfeld said...

Bill Moyers had an excellent interview with David Stockman this week.

2:09 PM  

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