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December 16th, 2011
05:37 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

Another week and another debate hit our TV screens with just over two weeks to go until the Iowa caucus. We’ll have “The Press Pool” host Julie Mason, National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru, and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank to talk about the latest political headlines. We’ll also be joined by someone you probably haven’t heard much about: Andrew Kaczynski—the 22-year-old who found an old video of Mitt Romney talking about the art of flip flopping and likes to “find stuff that seeped through the cracks.”

This week also began with a little shake up of Sunday morning news. ABC’s “This Week” host for the past 16 months Christiane Amanpour will leave the show and the former host, George Stephanopoulos is back in. Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik and Hollywood Reporter columnist Marisa Guthrie will be on to talk about that and Chelsea Clinton’s disastrous debut on Rock Center.

Also, in the world of sports (and now politics), people can’t stop talking about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow whether it be his athleticism or his faith. Two sports journalists The Nation’s Dave Zirin and CBSSportsline.com columnist Gregg Doyel will be on to talk about the controversial athlete.

And finally we’ll have Time’s managing editor Richard Stengel on to talk about the magazine’s choice for person of the year in 2011.

This Sunday at 11a.m. EST on CNN.

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  1. Chad

    Oops...I apologize for engaging in a diatribe against you Howard while misspelling your last name (Kurtz not Kurt) in a typo-error. Alas, I too must fall upon my pen...but my critique of your feebleness still stands..hrrumph!

    December 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  2. Chad

    So MSNBC must again apologize (as a fair-minded progressive is want to do) not for misrepresentation of facts, but for connecting historical and rhetorical dots in a time when the media considers history in terms of attention span – how intemperate of you MSNBC! And Chuck Todd flipping the bird to a colleague as fodder for another shot at MSNBC...really Kurt? I realize that to turn your critical eye toward FOX News would literally require your entire show every single Sunday to review and contextualize the continuous and flagrant misrepresentation of facts, the horrifying ignorance of host commentary, the unapologetic certitude of a news bully advancing a partisan narrative, but indeed it is telling the lengths you go to in highlighting MSNBC (which occurs at least once in every Sunday program you produce) while giving FOX a pass. Media watchdog, media critic? Hardly. More like the person who lacks the courage to stand up to the bully, who instead meekly seeks approval of the bully by offering feckless kicks to the bully's targets of aggression. But I understand, second mortgages and car payments don't pay themselves...don't let honor mess with your money!

    December 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Reply
  3. Ryan

    I guess I'm not finished. Also I remember about a decade ago when establishment journalists were losing their marbles over the thought of George Stephanapolous transitioning from a career as a political operative into TV journalism. They were outraged. He would never be successful. Someone who isn't a career journalist could NEVER do what we do. Now he's a Sunday morning journalistic messiah. Point being – A decade from now it's entirely plausible if not probably that Chelsea Clinton will be a respected and successful journlist, anchor............or perhaps your state's Senator. David, Marisa – Jealous Much?

    December 18, 2011 at 11:51 am | Reply
  4. sandy fraser

    what will howard's stance be when a moslem player whips out his prayer rug and bows in the end zone? And what will howard's stance be when the christians and the moslems fight it out in the end zone?

    December 18, 2011 at 11:45 am | Reply
  5. Ryan

    I have to express my disgust at the vile attacks from the man and woman commenting on Chelsea Clinton's debut on NBC. It's ironic that these 'journalists' were shredding Chelsea for her freshman effort, while clearly being unable to mask their own emotional and personal feelings about her show through their comments. At least Chelsea has an excuse for an amateur performance and undeveloped journalistic professionalism. What's theirs? Any valid criticism was lost in their personal attacks on a public figure that's as innocuous as they come. Please don't invite them back to the show.

    December 18, 2011 at 11:44 am | Reply

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