#1 Sunday talker grabs Minnesotan for marquee sitdown this weekend.
Pawlenty has to find a way this month to halt his rough slide and this appearance could be it. First, Pawlenty is an underrated TV performer (see the job he has done, for instance, with Jon Stewart), and does better in longer-form interviews such as what he will get on “Meet.” Second, one of Pawlenty’s main challenges now is to produce “big” events and “big” moments — and then shine. His personality and limited fundraising make it hard for him to produce that bigness on his own. The Peacock platform gives him a chance to play large, on someone else’s stage.