15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, Monday’s Movie

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In addition to discussions on Gaza, the CIA vs the Senate, and Ebola, there is a lot of talk about Nixon’s resignation 40 years ago on the Sunday shows.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:20AM – Jeff Mason, Reuters – White House Reporter. 7:45 – Alex Nicholson, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America – Legislative Director. 8:30am – Lisa Curtis, Heritage Foundation – South Asia Senior Research Fellow. 9:15am – Ali Khedery, Fmr. U.S Special Assistant in Baghdad.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, then Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Roundtable: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Bill Kristol, David Remnick, Greta Van Susteren. Also, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden on Ebola. Then, “Sunday Spotlight,” ABC News’ David Wright with baseball announcer Vin Scully.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ebola with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Plus, Valerie Jarrett and Michael Bloomberg on the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit. Then, Gaza (“Hamas has been caught storing rockets in UN schools, and Israeli forces bombed a UN shelter, killing civilians”) with Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Pierre Krahenbuhl. Also, CIA v Senate with Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), ranking member on the intelligence committee. Then, John Dean with his book, “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.” Roundtable: David Ignatius and Margaret Brennan.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Glenn Beck. Also, Rula Jebreal, the former MSNBC contributor, and Elliott Abrams. Then, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, a staff writer at New York magazine, “he recently wrote that ‘American audiences are seeing the story of the conflict, perhaps more than ever before, through Palestinian eyes.’”

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: “Exclusive”!Texas Governor Rick Perry. Then, CIA v Senate with Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King (I-ME) and House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable: Newt Gingrich, Ana Navarro, Marc Lamont Hill, Erikka Knuti. Plus, Carl Bernstein and Dan Rather on the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Immigration with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and “his solution to the crisis.” Republicans sue President Obama with Rep Steve King (R-IA) and Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). Ebola with Director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Thomas Frieden. Roundtable: Kimberley Strassel, Ron Fournier, Michael Needham, Juan Williams. Sunday Spotlight with Ivanka Trump working “to take the Trump name to new heights.”

KORNACKI’S UP: Michael Beschloss on NIxon’s resignation, and…


MOYERS & COMPANY: John Lithgow, ‘King Lear’ and Our Uncertain World. John Lithgow joins Bill to talk about the challenges and triumphs of playing Shakespeare’s greatest role, and why we are so drawn to the tale of this flawed, contradictory leader at this moment.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Gaza with Riyad Mansour, the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN, & the US Ambassador to Israel Ron Dermer. Also, Ebola with Director of the Centers for Disease Control Dr. Thomas Frieden, Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman.Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. John Thune (R-SC). Roundtable: Carolyn Ryan, Mike Murphy, Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN), Kristen Anderson.

NEWSMAKERS: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA) talked by video link from Capitol Hill about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and it’s Clean Power Plan, which was designed to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Other topics included the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the immigration situation on the U.S-Mexico border. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.

Q & A: Sylvia Jukes Morris, author of “Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce,” her second volume on this notable politician, socialite, writer and diplomat who lived from 1903 to 1987. This book picks up the Luce story in 1943 as Clare arrives on Capitol Hill as a newly elected Republican representative from Connecticut, and continues the narrative through her time as an ambassador to Italy during the Eisenhower years and onward as she becomes a screenwriter and a grande dame of the GOP during the Reagan administration years. Mrs. Morris also talks about her reasons for writing this second volume, and her personal relationship with Mrs. Luce throughout the final years of her life.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Drugs of Last Resort; The Amanda Lindhout Story.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Pro-Choice Label Passe? European laws on Prostitution. Gender Lens Investing (Jackie VanderBrug). Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC),The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, Independent Women’s Forum’s Patrice Lee.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady of the United States; Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council; Otto Reich; President of Otto Reich Associates LLC, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela; Demián Bichir, Mexican Actor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Joan McCarter and Marcy Wheeler. Hosted by Jay Ackroyd, with Culture of Truth. Live 9pm ET, 6pm PT Sunday Evening, or listen online Monday.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In Depth with Ron Paul.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty. “SONS OF WICHITA traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives. Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, relatives, business associates, and many others, SONS OF WICHITA is the first major biography about this wealthy and powerful family-warts and all.” Chat with author Daniel Schulman, hosted by Connor Gibson, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story. It premieres August 4th on PBS, online the next day “Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.” You can read the filmmaker’s statement here. Join host Lisa Derrick and her guest, Filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza, Monday evening, 8pm ET, 5pm PT for the discussion.


North American historic mobility 1620 to 2012 CE

This video depicts North American birth to death network dynamics 1620 to 2012 CE according to “deceased persons” in Freebase.com. The video was first published as Movie S2 in the article “A Network Framework of Cultural History” by Schich et al. in Science Magazine on August 1, 2014.

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