Episode 41: Host Preferences Front and Center

On most weeks, the Sunday talk shows struggle to fully cover the deluge of political news stories. However, this weekend of Easter and Passover: there was only one big story: the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Dr. Ronny Jackson.

The Sunday shows chose to fill the remaining time in very different ways: meandering panel conversations, shallow book reviews, foreign affairs deep dives, and many other ways. This week on Polilogue, we explore how the hosts chose evergreen topics to fill up their hour. We see that you don’t always need a frantic news week to have an important discussion.    

  • Introduction
  • New Polilogue website!
  • Highlight/lowlight
  • Who pushed the VA Secretary out? 
  • Evergreen segments on Sunday
  • Rankings
  • Closing

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Naomi Soto