Scene from Movie Night Monday’s The American Brew

Good morning.

Movie Night Monday is all about the beer.

The Sunday talk fests focus on Iraq and ISIS as well as immigration reform or lack thereof. Except for coverage on Religion & Ethics there doesn’t appear to be any quests scheduled to discuss the Supreme Court cases decided this week, like Burwell v. Hobby Lobby or even the union decision of Harris v. Quinn.

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal trots out one more climate denier, more wasted air time spent “debating” that which there is no debate about.

After what will surely be an unremarkable discussion of war fighting with Senators Graham and McCain, Bob Schieffer is hosting an interesting roundtable of authors, if you’re looking for summer reads.

Who needs more coffee?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:25AM - Wall Street Journal Reporter Liam Pleven discusses a piece he co-wrote on the record number of Americans living abroad who are renouncing their citizenship. 7:45AM - Heritage Foundation Climate Change Denier David Kreutzer and League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President Daniel Weiss discuss climate change, rising sea levels, and the costs of climate change mitigation efforts. 8:45am - American University School of International Service Professor Benjamin Jensen discusses the latest developments in Iraq and Syria in light of sectarian violence in the region. He also talks about U.S. options in Iraq. 9:15am - Wall Street Journal Middle East Correspondent Matt Bradley discusses the ongoing militant violence in Iraq. 9:30am – Pew Research Center Political Research Director Carroll Doherty discusses the Center’s political typology on partisan polarization in the U.S. and what this means for the future of traditional political parties.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Border politics with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Bishop Mark Seitz of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas. Plus, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske. Roundtable: Yahoo News National Political Columnist Matt Bai, ABC News contributor and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, and former House Speaker and CNN “Crossfire” co-host Newt Gingrich.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: War fighting with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Then, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on immigration reform. Novelist Roundtable: “The Director” author David Ignatius, “Mean Streak” author Sandra Brown, “Cop Town” author Karin Slaughter, “Personal” author Lee Child, and “The Skin Collector” author Jeffrey Deaver. Also a tribute to Olympian and WW II vet Louis Zamperini.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Immigration with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Plus Mayor Alan Long from Murrieta, California who pledges “to keep undocumented immigrants out of his town.” Roundtable: RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer, DNC Spokesman Mo Elleithee, Carly Fiorina, Stephanie Miller. Then, the U.S. Navy’s first female four-star admiral, Michelle Howard.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer. Plus Senate Foreign Relations Committeemembers, Sen John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen Bob Casey (D-PA). Roundtable: Nina Easton, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney, Charles Lane. Then, Philanthropist Albert Small who’s donating thousands of documents relating to American history along with the money necessary to open libraries at University of Virginia, and George Washington UniversitY.

KORNACKI’S UP. Lizz Winstead.


MOYERS & COMPANY: Rising Voices for a New Economy. A-Jen Poo and George Goehl, two successful community organizers join forces to improve the lives of working Americans and make corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Then, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID). Plus, Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair.

NEWSMAKERS: Canadian politician Gary Doer talked about the politics of building the 1,700-mile Keystone XL Pipeline and Canadian proposals that would follow other routes to get Canadian oil to markets abroad.

Q & A: Howard University Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, who talks about the challenges facing Howard University and other historically black colleges, as well as the state of higher education in the United States. Mr. Frederick also talks about his career as a surgical oncologist and his upbringing in Trinidad and Tobago, including his fight with Sickle Cell Anemia which continues to today.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Hobby Lobby Ruling; Donor’s Gift of Life; Martyrdom of the Bab [Baha’i].

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Fertility Decline, Immigration, Sexism in Tech. Panel: Republican Strategist Rina Shah, National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Esvin Ramos, Brother of Gilberto Ramos, a Guatemalan minor that recently died at the border; Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Lupillo Rivera, Mexican Singer; Luis Chataing, Venezuelan Comedian and Television Presenter; Gael García Bernal, Mexican Actor and Producer.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Avedon Carol and Andrew Jones, with Culture of Truth. Hosted by Jay Ackroyd. Live at 9pm ET, 6pm PT Sunday or listen online the following day.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In Depth with Reza Aslan, president and CEO of Aslan Media Inc, and chief creative officer of BoomGen Studios, a media company that focuses on the Greater Middle East. Mr. Aslan is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University, a Ph.D in the Sociology of Religions from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa. Mr. Aslan has taught religion at the University of Iowa and Drew University in New Jersey. For more information, visit

FDL’S BOOK SALON: No salon today.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: The American Brew. Join host Lisa Derrick and her guest, Director/Producer Roger Sherman. 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

  • Did you know the Pilgrims were not supposed to land at Plymouth rock?
  • Learn how Germans changed America’s taste for beer in the 19th Century and why they became the scapegoats that begin Prohibition.
  • Who were the first innovators?
  • See craft brewers like Dick Cantwell at Elysian in Seattle make a small-batch jasmine IPA.
  • Hear Fritz Maytag talk about taking over the failing Anchor Steam Brewery in San Francisco. Trying to sell that beer he tells us, “I went to a German beer garden and the owner said, ‘Yes, I know that beer. It’s terrible beer.’” Fritz laughs as he remembers, “It was about that time I realized it’s really hard to sell bad beer.” But it wasn’t bad for long. Even though his friends in the beer business at the time thought he was “crazy” for making what would become among the first craft beers.
  • And, Ken Grossman recounts buying used dairy machinery to get going as a home brewer that became Sierra Nevada. “We dumped a dozen commercial sized batches before we got it right.
  • Vinnie Cirluzo evaluates his oaky, wine barrels that are acquired from chardonnay vintners at Russian River: “It tastes more like chardonnay than beer right now. We may have to blend some other brew back in.”
  • Brewmaster Garett Oliver takes viewers on a tour of his Brooklyn Brewery.
  • Legendary journalist Michael Jackson pontificates about all aspects of beer brewing, critiquing – “it’s okay for wine tasters to talk about characteristics, why isn’t it okay for beer drinkers?”
  • Our cameras are even allowed to witness the judging of the annual Craft Brewers Conference. It’s an action packed, informative, and entertaining hour.”