Sunday Morning: “Time Warp” or “Golden Age?”

Writing for CJR last week Charles Kaiser declared “Sunday show punditry” “stuck in a hopeless time warp.” Kaiser’s focus was on the very limited spectrum of guests who routinely pontificate on the This Weeks and the Meet the Presses, and he quoted a piece Vanity Fair’s James Wallace wrote recently in which Wallace wrote that come Sunday morning, the same old folks “saw away at the same old creaky strophes of received wisdom.”

Is David Zurawik, the Baltimore Sun’s TV critic, watching the same shows as Kaiser and Wallace? Because Zurawik dubs this a “golden age of some exceptionally fine Sunday morning public affairs TV programs.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.