This Week with George Stephanopolous today had a very nice interview with two Supreme Court justices, Breyer and O’Connor, speaking in general terms about how things actually work in the court. It’s a relief to be reminded that the discussions among the justices are handled in a calm, intelligent, and honest manner. This makes them utterly unlike the Internet discussions that tend to follow in the wake of their decisions.
Alas, we don’t get a late-night This Week rerun that I can steer you towards (in contrast with Meet the Press.) This Week is generally the most useful and insightful of the newschat shows, and even if it’s not worth waking up early on Sunday to catch, those with Digital Video Recorders should record every epiesode; there is frequently enough some discussion that is the sources of later news and commentary, and often it is worthwhile to have that on disk.