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Sunday Talking Heads: April 6, 2014

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Stripped, Monday’s FDL Movie Night

 
Big topic this week is the Fort Hood shooting. If you get so mad because you can’t get your way that you get your gun and run around shooting people dead all over the place, you might have a mental health issue, just sayin’. Might not be legal insanity, but. Fox News Sunday isn’t ready to dismiss terrorism out of hand on this yet: “Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said in a press briefing there was no early indication that terrorism played a role in the shooting. But investigators say they’re keeping open minds and an open investigation when considering motive.” The Foxers were soo hoping.

Bob Schieffer interviews Tom Friedman on the big IPCC climate change report because who knows more about waiting another six months? But at least the discussion isn’t going to include the “balance” of a climate change denier (damnatio memoriae). And more importantly, at least CBS is broaching the topic!

Also BENGHAZI rears its ugly head again, too. Where else but Fox?.

Brian Lamb interviews Matt Taibbi.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 8:00am – Roben Farzad talks about the practice of high-frequency trading. 8:45am – Michael O’Hanlon about the Afghan presidential elections.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Fort Hood with Rep. John Carter (R-TX) and former Army Vice Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Peter Chiarelli. GM recall with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, and Fusion’s “AM Tonight” host Alicia Menendez.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Fort Hood with We’ll talk to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) IPCC Climate Change Report with illuminary Tom Friedman and Heidi Cullen of Climate Central. Then White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer on this week in the Affordable Care Act. Plus, in prelude to the upcoming commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Politico’s Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come, also John Dickerson and Amy Walter.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Election 2014 and women in politics with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Then a wide open( /s) discussion of the SSCI report on CIA torture with House Intelligence Committee Republican Chair Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). Then the Fort Hood shooting with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA). And CNN’s latest on Flight MH370. Roundtable: Penny Lee, Corey Dade, Ross Douthat.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Fort Hood shooting with Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Sen Tim Kaine (D-VA) of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Then BENGHAZI with Michael Hayden. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Elise Viebeck, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams. Power Player of the Week: Richard Thomas on playing former President Jimmy Carter in Arena Stage’s “Camp David.”

KORNACKI’S UP: Joy Behar, Dick Cavett talk politics & comedy.

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: All Work and No Pay. Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Fort Hood shooting with fmr. Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen. Then McCutcheon v. FEC with Shaun McCutcheon, and president of Public Citizen Robert Weissman. Roundtable: Kathleen Parker, John E. Sununu, Harold Ford, Jr., Steve Case. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: March 30, 2014

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Finding Vivian Maier

Where did March go?

Who would you book on your fantasy Sunday morning talking head show?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 8:15am – Tony Carrk of the Center for American Progress on the Affordable Care Act. 8:45am – Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist of Tea Party Express. 9:15am – Zalmay Khalilzad on Russia and Ukraine.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine and the latest on Chris Christie. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, David Plouffe. Plus, “as Opening Day of the baseball season approaches, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with ESPN’s Keith Olbermann.”

CBS’FACE THE NATION: Flight MH370 updates, NCAA unions, Ukraine, NSA overhaul. Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) on the Oso mudslide. Then, Michael Morell and Michael Hayden on proposed NSA reforms, which include rolling back the agency’s capacity to collect Americans’ phone calls. Gwen Ifill of PBS, Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, and David Gergen of CNN will also provide analysis on all of this week’s news.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Flight MH370 with compensation attorney Kenneth Feinberg, also pilots and investigators on the search. Then, Sen. Dianne Feinstein “will tell us what the U.S. intelligence community is saying about the missing jetliner.” She’ll also address the situation in Ukraine and NSA reforms. Plus, reactions to the NSA reforms and the ramifications of the CIA removing classified documents from her staff’s computers. Plus, John Negroponte to “talk about military and economic support for Ukraine.” After that, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) will talk about the Oso mudslide. Roundtable: Bill Burton, Kevin Madden, Darlene Superville.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI), retiring Chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence on flight MH370. Roundtable: Karl Rove, Ron Fournier, Kimberley Strassel, Charles Lane.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Public Schools for Sale? Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools.

MEET THE PRESS: Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Ron Wyden (R-OR). Then, the Chris Christie Exonerated Report, Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck). Also, Obamacare with Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic and Avik Roy of Forbes. Roundtable: Rick Santorum, Amy Walter, Peter Baker, the mayor of Ithaca, NY, Svante Myrick. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: March 23, 2014

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Life After Pi

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Ukraine and Crimea with Max Boot and David Andelman. 8:45am – Internet Oversight with Gautham Nagesh. 9:30am – Interpol Database System with Mark Dombroff.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine, Flight MH370. Then, on the 2014 Senate midterm elections. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Cokie Roberts, Dan Senor. Sunday Spotlight with Water.org co-founder Matt Damon.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine, Flight MH370 with Mitt Romney, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward, Leigh Gallagher of Fortune, and David Sanger. Also, Sully Sullenbrger and David Gallo, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Schieffer: “I’m looking forward to speaking with Mitt Romney, because he and the president had very different views on foreign policy during the debates and during the campaign. Romney hasn’t said much lately, but we’ll get his take on where he thinks all this is going. There might be a little “I told you so” in there, as well.”

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Flight MH370 with Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY). Plus, underwater search and rescue expert Curt Newport, who helped find the Challenger Space Shuttle and TWA Flight 800. Then, Rev. Earl Johnson, former National Disaster Spiritual Care Manager for the Red Cross, about what the families of the missing go through. Ukraine with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Roundtable: Newt Gingrich, Susan Page, Neera Tanden.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Flight MH370 with Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Dr. Alan Diehl, former investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA. Then, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Roundtable: Laura Ingraham, Bob Woodward, Paul Wolfowitz, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? Kim Barker and Andy Kroll talk to Bill about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers. Then, former president Jimmy Carter. Maybe Dave Barry. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Michael Chertoff, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D). Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: March 16, 2014

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Missing Flight MH370 and the Crimea vote in Ukraine (or is it in Russia now?) are the big stories.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45AM Mary Schiavo on Airline Safety. 8:30AM Dave Levinthal on Koch Brothers and Campaign Influence. 9:15AM Foreign Policy analyst Angela Stent on Vladimir Putin and Crimea.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: The Mystery of Flight 370 – House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) discusses the Malaysian Air mystery. Ukraine – Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Bill Gates on Common Core teaching standards. Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Michael Eric Dyson, William Kristol, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Greta Van Susteren.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the head of the House Intelligence Committee on Ukraine and the CIA fight. Then, Tom Donilon, the president’s former national security advisor on Ukraine. Flight 370 Roundtable: Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Former Chair of the NTSB Mark Rosenker, Bob Orr.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: The Mystery of Flight 370 – John Negroponte, the former Director of National Intelligence. Also, Colleen Keller who helped find Air France Flight 447, Steven Wallace former FAA crash investigator, and Richard Aboulafia Boeing 777 expert. Plus, Commander William Marks aboard the USS Blue Ridge in the Indian Ocean. Ukraine – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Then, Reince Priebus. Roundtable: Charles Blow, Ana Navarro and Ron Brownstein. At 12pm ET, the British, German, and French Ambassadors to the United States on the Crimea vote and its implications.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: The Mystery of Flight 370 – Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Peter Goelz, former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board. Ukraine – Two members of the Senate Foreign relations committee, Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and the Ranking Member Sen Bob Corker (R-TN). Roundtable: George Will, Judy Woodruff, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: No Escaping Dragnet Nation. Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks to Bill about how America has become a dragnet nation where mass surveillance rules.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer. Then, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Roundtable: Robert Gibbs, Jon Ralston, Izzy Ortega, Carolyn Ryan. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: March 9, 2014

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A Very British Witchcraft: Documentary on Gerald Gardner & Wicca

 
Hello.

Ukraine and CPAChanalia Sunday. Who better to ask about Ukraine at this time than Dick Cheney. After all, he does know all about invading countries for made-up self-serving reasons (CBS). At least Candy Crowley booked serious guests on the topic. And for you crazy lovers, ABC’s the exclusive only place to see BOTH Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, exclusively both.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Earned Income Tax Credit Extension, Jason Fichtner and Eugene Steuerle. 8:45am – Situation in Ukraine, William Pomerantz, deputy director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: CPAC – Jonathan Karl with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – “and ‘This Week’ is the only place where you’ll see them both this Sunday.” Then, Ukraine – Martha Raddatz with House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ana Navarro, Peggy Noonan, David Plouffe. Plus, Sunday Spotlight with Dan Harris on Misty Copeland, the first African-American soloist in two decades at the American Ballet Theatre.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine with Dick Cheney. Plus, retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Jones, former NATO commander. And then Scheiffer reaches back to former Secretary of State James Baker “about the path forward.” Plus, CPAC – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-IL). Roundtable: Rich Lowry of the National Review, CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan, Peter Baker of the New York Times, and Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ukraine with White House’s Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken. Plus the ambassadors from Lithuania, Žygimantas Pavilionis, and Estonia, Marina Kaljurand. Then, Charlie Crist on the GOP. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, AB Stoddard, Ben Ferguson.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ukraine with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Then CPAC with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Roundtable: George Will, Jane Harman, Rick Santorum, and Rana Foroohar from TIME.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II. Bill continues his conversation with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López about how politicians use strategic racism to win votes. [See also FDL's Book Salon with Haney López.]

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Ukraine with former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Ivo Daalder, 10 questions. Then, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: March 2, 2014

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Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race with Bill Moyers

Who knows what the morning will bring.

The question is, where is McCain?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:05am – Ted Johnson on Hollywood and Politics. 7:45am – Growth of Tea Party. 8:40am – Organized Labor and Teachers Unions. 9:20am – Future of Afghanistan.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
Roundtable: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Van Jones, Rich Lowry, Cokie Roberts. Then, Ben Affleck and former senator and U.S. Special Envoy Russ Feingold on the Congo. Then, Nate Silver predicts Oscars [ABC hosts the Oscars, join Lisa Derrick and friends for the viewing party here].

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine and Afghanistan with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ukraine with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Then on to Horse Race 2016 (is Crowley getting a cut of the political ad revenue at the network?) with Rick Santorum. Roundtable: Former Obama insider Bill Burton, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ukraine with Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI). Then, Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) on the IRS witch hunt. Roundtable: George Will, Elise Viebeck, Scott Brown, Evan Baugh.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race. Author and legal scholar Ian Haney López tells Bill that dog whistle politics is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests. [See also last week's FDL Book Salon with Haney López.]

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Shrinking Military, Record Drought & Ukraine Crisis. Guests: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), California’s Gov. Jerry Brown. Roundtable: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, among others Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: February 23, 2014

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Mike Lofgren with Bill Moyers, The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Many governors appearing, the National Governors Association meetup is this weekend (Chris Christie is the current head of the organization).

And yes, there will be McCain (CBS this time).

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:30AM Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R). 8:00AM Labor Union Issues. 8:45AM United Nations Report on North Korea.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine coverage. Then, Martha Raddatz with former President George W. Bush and Team Rubicon co-founder Jacob Wood on the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Tom Friedman, William Kristol.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine covreage with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), plus Margaret Brennan, CBS News’ State Department Correspondent, also Bobby Ghosh, Time Magazine’s World Editor. Then, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) in the runup to the annual governors meetup. Roundtable: Jonathan Martin, Dan Balz, Amy Walter, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Govs. Mike Pence (R-IN), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Rick Perry (R-TX), Jay Nixon (D-MO) on with Obamacare, the minimum wage, same-sex marriage and the death penalty. Roundtable: Robert Costa of the Washington Post, Democratic Strategist Penny Lee, and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru Then actor Joe Morton of ABC’s Scandal.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ukraine coverage with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Then, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT). Roundtable: George Will, Jane Harman, Michael Needham, Juan Williams. Then, Chris Wallace meets with Bao Bao.

KORNACKI’S UP.

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight. Former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren talks to Bill about America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Also, an exclusive essay on the Deep State, by Lofgren.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Roundtable: Chris Matthews, Helene Cooper, Judy Woodruff, David Brooks. Then, Mark Wells, a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: February 16, 2014

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Moyers & Company

And on Meet The Press:

This Sunday, “Meet the Press,” the renowned televised political news forum, will host a discussion of climate change — perhaps the single most pressing issue of our time — featuring a professional children’s entertainer and a Republican member of Congress. Yes, David Gregory will be refereeing a “debate” — their word — between “Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ and Tennessee Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.” Nye will be arguing the pro (climate change is real and bad) and Blackburn will be arguing the anti (climate change is made up and not bad). By the end, America will be just a little bit more stupid and doomed.

Alex Pareene on the stupid Meet the Press Debate. Read the whole thing. See also #MTPDebateIdeas.

There is coverage of Michael Sam’s coming out; and lol Fox News still has it on for Christie.

Let us know what you’re watching this morning, and what you’d like to watch.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Freedomworks Lawsuit Against Obama Administration. Disenfranchisement Laws. Drone Strikes against U.S. Citizens Abroad.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Extreme weather with NC Gov. Pat McCrory, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Climate Central chief climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen, ABC News Senior Meteorologist Ginger Zee, and ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Michael Sam Roundtable: Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, and Outsports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler. Then, Kevin Spacey on “House of Cards.” Roundtable: Jonathan Karl, Fusion’s “AM Tonight” host Alicia Menendez, Peggy Noonan, and Katrina vanden Heuvel.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Extreme weather with NC Gov. Pat McCrory, then Marshall Shepherd, the former president of the American Meteorological Society. Michael Sam Roundtable: Sam’s spokesman Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com, Jarrett Bell, NFL Columnist for USA Today Sports, and Donté Stallworth, an NFL wide receiver and current free agent. Then, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, “Can we expect more standstills on issues like immigration, or are there signs of hope for bipartisan compromise?” Roundtable: Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress, Bob Woodward, Jennifer Rubin, David Sanger, and John Harris.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Plus, class warfare with Steve Forbes and Austan Goolsbee. Then, “Speaker Boehner’s next move, Senate Republicans versus Ted Cruz, and what we learned about Hillary Clinton from her best friend’s diary” Roundtable: CNN’s Kevin Madden, The Root’s Corey Dade, and democratic pollster Margie Omero.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Horse Race 2016: “Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are widely believed to be top potential candidates for their respective parties, and thus have been subject to hard-hitting attacks in recent weeks” with Ted Strickland and Karl Rove. Then, “Obamacare without Congressional approval”with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA). Roundtable: George Will, Kirsten Powers, Kimberley Strassel, Charles Lane.

Koracki’s Up: Steve Kornacki is back.

Melissa Harris-Perry: BABY! The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Putting Political Corruption on Ice. This week we feature two Americans fighting against corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need to get money out of politics.

NBC”S MEET THE PRESS: If it’s Sunday, it’s the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community being treated as a partisan argument – Alex Pareene. Also appearing, Mitt Romney, Brian Boitano and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Roundtable: David Axelrod, Nicolle Wallace, Chuck Todd, Julie Pace. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sunday Talking Heads: February, 9, 2014

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ABC, CBS, CNN start out with Sochi Terror! and I’m sure we’ll all learn many things.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Sochi threats. House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable:
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), S.E. Cupp, David Plouffe, Jeff Zeleny.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips from Sochi. Then, Rep. Peter King (R-NY). “There are few on Capitol Hill who know more about national security and foreign affairs than King. He’ll join me to talk about the new terrorism threats against the Olympics, which he recently said are ‘very concerning.’” Plus, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Roundtable: Michele Norris of NPR, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times, CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan, and CBS News political director John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Janet Napolitano, head of the U.S. delegation to Russia and former Secretary of Homeland Security, from Sochi. Then, former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, diplomat Nicholas Burns, and Russian expert Dimitri Simes. Roundtable: CNN Contributors Cornell Belcher, Ana Navarro, and A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor for The Hill newspaper.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report and Obamacare with Sen Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) “about the latest bad news for the President’s signature law.” Syria with Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA), from the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Roundtable: George Will, Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams. Power Player of the week – Toni Hiley, Curator of the CIA Museum.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil. As the showdown nears for the Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. Then, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Also, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, authors of “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. ”
Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, E. J. Dionne, Mona Sutphen, Mike Needham.
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Sunday Talking Heads: January 26, 2014

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Movie Night Monday: Otelo Burning

Big topics this Sunday are Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the Sochi Olympics. C-SPAN’s Q&A talks in depth with filmmaker Jehane Noujaim about her Academy Award nominated documentary The Square, about the Egyptian revolution (it can be seen on Netflix).

WASHINGTON JOURNAL.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: State of the Union with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with Jonathan Karl. Then, Sochi with House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Sub-Committee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Roundtable: Cokie Roberts, Matt Bai, Van Jones, Rick Santorum, Greta Van Susteren. The show ends with filmmaker Greg Whiteley on his Netflix “Mitt” documentary.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: State of the Union with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and also Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, Sochi with Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). And more with former Olympians Billie Jean King and Brian Boitano. Roundtable: Peggy Noonan, Bob Woodward, Bill Kristol, Bill Daley.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Sochi with Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the US. Then, SOTU with White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer. Also, House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Deputy Majority Whip Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK). Then horse racing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: SOTU with White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer. Then, Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, George Will, Evan Bayh.

KORNACKI’S UP:  Talking with @AndreaWNYC @JimMcqWS @FrankPallone and @Burrite about Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and what the job entails…

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.  Controversy abounds in #nerdland this Sunday, from Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman to political figures like Texas gubernatorial contender Wendy Davis and beleaguered New Jersey governor Chris Christie. We’ll look at all of them, plus the ongoing immigration debate through the lens of a new documentary about Arizona.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Part Three: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy. Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy and standing in the world.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: SOTU with 2016 jockey Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). And SOTU with Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Then, Sochi and Snowden with Michael Chertoff. And Snowden with Jesselyn Radack, one of Snowden’s legal advisors and also National Security and Human Rights Director of the Government Accountability Project. And Sochi with Billie Jean King. Roundtable: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA); former FCC Chair, now President and CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, Michael Powell; Mike Murphy; New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan; Chuck Todd. Read the rest of this entry →