Gov. Bev Perdue will play hostess in chief this week with the world look at North Carolina amid the Democratic convention. Her tentative schedule four national cable news interviews starting with CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday live from Charlotte at 9 a.m.
On Monday, after rehearsing for her opening remarks on the convention's first day, Perdue is tentatively scheduled to appear on MSNBC for separate interviews with Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews. And later in the week she will appear on MSNBC again for an interview with Chuck Todd.
But one major N.C. Democratic face you won't see on TV: state party Chairman David Parker, officials said. (The less he's seen the better, some Democrats privately say.)
Parker is still toxic after a sexual harassment scandal rocked the party earlier this year. At the time, national party officials described Parker as "a man without a party" but he survived repeated calls for his resignation and remains at the helm.
That said, Perdue has her own issues: unpopularity and former campaign aides indicted after an investigation into her 2008 election effort.