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Who is your favorite Sunday morning talk show host?

By Jodi Westrick  |  August 19, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I did not vote for any of them because Zacharia is not included. He is the only one informing us of what is going on. All the rest are all the same asking the same questions. We need more experts and less pundits so that we learn background information, implication of some decision without left/right bias. Anyone who interviews Newt or Palin cannot be serious about educating the public.

Posted by: oldandfoolish | August 20, 2010 7:41 AM

What a sophomoric, silly poll.
Will the vaunted WaPo ask us next who our favorite movie star is?
Of all the questions you could ask about perceptions of the media, this one will result in as much pertinent information as any one of these morning shows produce. Which is to say not so much.

Posted by: jmk833 | August 20, 2010 7:57 AM

Candy is clearly the heavyweight in that bunch.

Posted by: JMosesBrowning | August 20, 2010 8:52 AM

My pastor beats all these. Hear him at

Posted by: schafer-family | August 20, 2010 9:31 AM

Where is Zacharia?

Posted by: lacy41 | August 20, 2010 9:34 AM

Your list doesn't include my choice, Charles Osgood of CBS Sunday Morning.

Posted by: greggwiggins | August 20, 2010 9:37 AM

This poll just reminds me of how much we miss Tim Russert.

Posted by: postfan1 | August 20, 2010 10:51 AM

None of these commentators stands as tall as Fareed Zacharia. He thinks "outside the box" and is not afraid to express his views - whether they agree with the network or not. TV needs more intellectuals like F.Z.

Posted by: sallycat | August 20, 2010 11:13 AM

I voted for none as they are all equally inept, unable to ask the key follow-up question, making the shows unwatchable ...

Posted by: mannyminot | August 20, 2010 11:22 AM

David Gregory THINKS he is!

Posted by: hjshorter1 | August 20, 2010 11:54 AM

Darrell Waltrip, Jim Brown, Curt Menafee but to name a few.

Posted by: chopin224 | August 20, 2010 12:08 PM

None are worth watching. Where's Rachel Maddow or Anderson Cooper? They are the only ones informed enough, assertive and professional enough to ask follow-up questions that matter and do so in a civil manner until they get a straight answers, or as straight an answer as a professional liar is capable of giving.

Posted by: m_richert | August 22, 2010 12:40 AM

Hooray for Bob! He is the best.

Now if only CBS would give us FTN for a full hour.

What has happened to what was arguably the greatest news organization in television?

Posted by: RWinLA | August 22, 2010 2:56 AM

Take off Anampour. She is awful and a lousy host and talks too much instead of asking questions. Bring bqack George S

Posted by: solb1601 | August 22, 2010 8:00 AM

Amanpour is awful, as SOLB1601 alludes to, and comes with a very overt agenda: "don't corporations have a responsibility to spend the money they're holding to create jobs?" Bring back Jake Tapper: smart, and asks terrific follow-ups -- won't let any of 'em off the hook when they give stock/lame/non-responsive answers. I'd've voted for him. By the way, didn't he have more time hosting thatn Amanpour has?

Posted by: bernie_attorney | August 22, 2010 8:36 AM

Of course Fox News will use this as another boasting point. But think about it for a minute. The gullible herds of cattle who prefer Fox News because it panders to their most base prejudices and wacky conspiracy theories look at the world in their typical absolutist, black-or-white fashion. Which means that it is the heroic Fox News "Fair and Balanced" crowd against everyone else who is presumed to tout the liberal line. When you look at it in that context it means that while 27% of news consumers prefer Fox, 73% prefer the liberal news media.

Posted by: jaxas70 | August 22, 2010 9:05 AM

Fareed Zacharia.

The rest of the talking heads are inconsequential.

Posted by: TDog66 | August 22, 2010 11:05 AM

Having been hosting the ABC program for less than a month, Christiane Amanpour is alrrady perceived as doing so well? That says worlds about the viewer audience appreciating a smart, unconventional substantive program for a change rather than the smart ass Gregory, kind and boring Schieffer, and so on. FOX has no news, just more biased (million dollar donor to GOP donor) material and questions and never very serious.

We all switch around to see what's happening as the ads come up. Today Christiane had predictable WSJ's Paul Gigot, Katie Kaye (so smart, informed, articulate and what a great looker), the dumb and oh so predictable GOP candidate and loser Ricky Lazio giving campaign speech tidbits, and the PBS/CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS veteran we all know so well - in short an interesting discussion with Christiane's good set ups. I look for Amanpour to get even much better as she gets into the show's groove, becoming a must watch for policy oriented people with still open minds. The Foxites will always go over the falls with whatever Faux puts up, even if it were onanist PeeWee Herman.

Posted by: enough3 | August 22, 2010 11:52 AM

Interesting that those who watch CNN cannot even spell "Zakaria" correctly. CNN is not news, its socialist propaganda and their viewers' space cadet mentality is obvious in today's postings.

Posted by: Hoops44 | August 22, 2010 2:10 PM

What happened to Chris Matthews? He's really my favorite and I liked This Week when the fill in guy, Tapper, hosted it.

Posted by: starr5 | August 22, 2010 2:11 PM

Well, I guess the Republicans won this one for sure! Schieffer and Wallace are both into-the-tank fully paid-up Republicans. The rest are probably a little bit of both and all of them supported Bush's Shock and Awe's armageddon, none of them spoke out against Bush, they lionized him.

Posted by: mimosa1 | August 22, 2010 2:41 PM

You left out Fareed Zakaria. He's the best.

Posted by: cheriec | August 22, 2010 5:48 PM

Fareed, by far. Oh, wait, it's only 'Sunday morning' that you care about. OK, then Charles Osgood. (Fareed in on in the mornings in some time zones.)

Posted by: miffedone | August 22, 2010 5:56 PM

Why isn't Chris Matthew's included? He has had a show for years and is never mentioned as a Sunday morning host.

Posted by: canaldoc | August 22, 2010 7:17 PM

I side with those who say "none of the above". Amanpour is a huge disappointment (talks too much, zips from one subject to the next, is obviously biased, etc). And none of the others really distinguish themselves. Rachel Maddow is smart, informed and entertaining. Zakaria is smart and well informed, but a bit boring at times. And CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood is an awesome show.

Posted by: commentator3 | August 22, 2010 10:14 PM

Write in: Fareed Zakaria.

What a shame to have omitted Zakaria from your poll. I find his show the only one worth watching every week: pure, unbiased, fact-based, in-depth coverage of the issues without the flair of the other shows. He has my vote whether he made it on your poll or not.

Posted by: zenpanda | August 24, 2010 12:43 AM

I didn't vote, but after looking at the results I was amazed. It was unbeknown to me that so many Fox watchers knew how to read. What a bunch of idiots that picked Fox as their number 1 choice?

Posted by: m1kem1lls | August 24, 2010 8:58 AM

Fareed Zacharia. Hands down, the only one on Sunday Morning with a thoughtful, timely and informative group of guests. And, he's not afraid to go up against any of them, on any topic. Why wasn't he included in the class picture?

Posted by: philasportsphan | August 24, 2010 10:26 AM

"Where is Zacharia?"
Posted by: lacy41 | August 20, 2010 9:34 AM
I completely agree, lacy.
We learn a lot from Fareed.
He is an excellent interviewer.
I voted for David Gregory because he's getting better with experience.
It pleases me when he hammers away when he doesn't get an answer to his question.
He sweeps attempts to deflect the subject aside and I appreciate that.
So many interviewers just let the moment slide, allowing the interviewee to get away with avoiding straight talk.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | August 24, 2010 11:58 AM

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