MATTHEW O’HANLON: A Creative Journey, Movie Night Monday

Not sure if CNN’s State of the Union scheduled a cage match or not, we’ll see.


ABC’S THIS WEEK: “Crisis in the Middle East.” Then, “Border Crisis” with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). Roundtable: Donna Brazile (are we sure that’s not Gwen Ifill?), Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), S.E. Cupp, Robert Reich.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Then, “in the wake of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation:” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Then, Election 2014 Roundtable: (using “a new CBS News/New York Times project ‘Battleground Tracker’”) CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto, David Leonhardt of The New York Times, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Gaza with Rula Jebreal and Jeffrey Goldberg. Chris Cuomo back from Flight MH17 crash site. Maziar Bahari on the journalists arrested in Iran (he’d been imprisoned in Iran himself).

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Gaza with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. Then Ukraine, with Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Plus, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes “on the world crises facing the White House.” Also, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on President Obama, “Is it strong leadership, or a muddled message?”

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Congress: “immigration, spending, the 2014 midterm elections, and the future of the GOP” with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Then Gaza with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Followed by Hanan Ashrawi, “a member of the PLO Executive Committee and a top Palestinian leader.” Roundtable: Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers, George Will, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP: Just Vision’s Julia Bacha on “trends in media coverage of #Gaza and #Israel.”


MOYERS & COMPANY: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative. Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) spokesperson Chris Gunness. Also some Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan. Roundtable: Judy Woodruff, David Brooks, Ruth Marcus, Nia-Malika Henderson.

NEWSMAKERS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about federal efforts to handle an unprecedented influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without proper documentation.

Q & A: Co-Founder of the Center for New American Security & Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. Topics discussed include the creation of Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and its mission, defense budget cuts, the Iraq war, Afghanistan and current foreign and defense policy issues.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Responding to the Migrant Crisis; Latino Muslims; Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Women’s Movement Stalled. Arresting Poor Mothers. Panel: Focus Point Host Avis Jones DeWeever, RH Reality Check Editor Erin Matson, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Rosa del Carmen Verduzco, known as “Mamá Rosa”; Pedro Ultreras, Univision News Correspondent; Henry Cisneros, Founder & Chairman of CityView and Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Prince Royce, Singer and Composer.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Digby and Gauis Publius tak the weeks’ politics with host Jay Ackroyd, also featuring Culture of Truth. Live at 9pm ET, 6pm PT and available online Monday.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Medium Blue: The Politics of MSNBC. “Barack Obama wasn’t the only beneficiary of the calamitous Bush years. Something of an industry punchline since its formation in 1996, MSNBC suddenly gained a comprehensible voice during the era, while pinning its hopes upon the inspiring senator from Illinois. Obama’s victory spelled success for the network, which saw a sizable ratings increase and began positioning itself as a viable alternative to the right-wing propaganda of Fox News. However, a close inspection of the station’s programming and an analysis of their celebrity hosts generate troubling questions about the state of the American media.” Chat with Michael Arria about his new book, hosted by our friend Steve Horn. 5pm ET, 2pmPT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Matthew O’Hanlon: A Creative Journey. Watch the film here (7:40 minutes), then join host Lisa Derrick and Writer/Director Jose Ho-Guanipa for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT Monday.


H/T to jo6pac

But according to Working America there’s a problem with the Minimum Wage Mary Poppins video.

Don’t get us wrong: We love this video, and anything that brings this issue to a broader audience helps in our campaign for fair wages.

But unfortunately, Minimum Wage Mary Poppins is not quite accurate when she says an increase to $10.10, as proposed by Democrats and blocked by Republicans in the Senate earlier this year, would constitute a living wage for most Americans:

$10.10 doesn’t keep up with cost of goods. According to the Economic Policy Institute, increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would lift millions out of poverty, but it would still not reach the level it would be if the minimum wage had kept up with inflation since 1968, and would not come close what the minimum wage would be if it had increased with worker productivity…