Emily Rooney, host of WGBH News' Beat The Press, joined Boston Public Radio Friday for her weekly segment and to give us her famous list of fixations and fulminations.

This week, Rooney gave us her list of the things she has always wanted to do, like attend a state dinner, interview Cardinal Bernard Law about what he knew about sex abuse in the Catholic church, watch an execution, convince O.J. Simpson to confess, talk to Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and go on a whale watch.