The Genius of Marian, Movie Night Monday

Good morning everyone, the coffee will be ready shortly.

The major topic today is ISIS and Syria, what will the US do. CBS booked both Sen. John McCain and Rep. Peter King (I guess they’re for bomb, bomb, bombing). The big question is, of course, what color suit Rep. King will wear.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00 am – Shane Harris, Foreign Policy Magazine. 7:45am – Philip Klein, Washington Examiner. 8:30am – Adam Green, Progressive Change Campaign Committee. 9:15am – Gordon Lubold, Foreign Policy Magazine.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: ISIS. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Matthew Dowd, Bill Richardson, Cokie Roberts.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: “Dueling crises in Syria, Ukraine” with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), then Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Also, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Josh Rogin, Naomi Wolf, Anjem Choudary, Matti Friedman, Patrick Gottsch, Nancy O’Dell.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: ISIS with Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Ukraine with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in Kiev. Then, Tom Delay on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment. Roundtable: (Mitt 2016?) Lanhee Chen, Penny Lee, Marc Lamont Hill, Kristen Soltis Anderson.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: ISIS with House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI). 2014 midterms with Mark Mellman, President and CEO of The Mellman Group and Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder of Public Opinion Strategies. Roundtable: George Will, Julie Pace, Michael Needham, Charles Lane.

KORNACKI’S UP. Gone in 15 Seconds.


MOYERS & COMPANY: Encore: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class. In part two of his interview, Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that.

MEET THE PRESS: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

NEWSMAKERS: Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf talked about a Congressional Budget Office report that suggested the federal budget deficit had fallen to $506 billion, less than a third of what it was in the 2009 peak year, but a little higher than projected earlier this year. The report also said the federal debt was rising and projected it would rise to the highest level since 1950.

Q & A: Robert Katzmann, chief judge of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, discusses his book Judging Statutes, on his views about how federal judges should interpret laws passed by Congress and his belief in deciphering the intent of the law.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Probation for Profit; The Rebbe’s Legacy; Comfort Dogs.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Hillary Clinton and President Obama on Women’s Issues. Domestic Violence in the NFL and Asylum for Immigrants Fleeing Domestic Violence. Night Shelters in Mumbai’s Red Light District. Panel: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, CEO of Women’s Campaign Fund Betsy Mullins, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D), Illinois; Nuria Piera, Journalist and General Director of Cadena de Noticias (CDN) in the Dominican Republic; Ron Dermer, Ambassador of Israel to the United States of America; Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, Colombian Pathologist; Óscar Jaenada, Spanish Actor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Digby and KagroX with host Jay Ackroyd. Also Culture of Truth. Live 9pm ET, 6pm PT; or listen tomorrow online.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA. “This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists—including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff— addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.” Come chat with Paul LeBlanc and Dianne Feeley about their book. Hosted by Deena Stryker, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: The Genius of Marian “follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the renowned artist Marian Steele. As Pam’s family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer’s disease brings.” It premieres on PBS September 8, 2014. Join Jane Hamsher and her guest Co-Director Banker White for the discussion Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.


Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

“Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.