Sunday Talking Heads: June 3, 2012
We are well aware that not many women get invited on the shows, and here it is in red, white and blue.
Come join us for Book Salon today, the guest is Gar Alperovitz and his new book, America Beyond Capitalism. Digby and Dave Johnson are Virtually Speaking this evening. And Lisa Derrick brings us the double scary movie The Billionaires’ Tea Party, How Corporate America Is Faking a Grassroots Revolution – don’t watch it alone. Meet the director Monday evening, 8pm ET.
Here are the listings:
ABC’s This Week: “Powerhouse” Roundtable: Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, Romney campaign senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom, George Will, Donna Brazile, Paul Krugman.
CBS’ Face the Nation: David Axelrod, then Reince Priebus. Roundtable: Ed Rendell, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Michael Gerson, Bob Shrum. Followed by David Sanger author of Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power plus Daniel Klaidman author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of The Obama Presidency.
Chris Hayes: Michael Steele (@Steele_Michael), MSNBC analyst and former Republican National Committee chairman. Michelle Bernard (@MichelleBernard), MSNBC political analyst and president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Ari Berman (@ariberman), political correspondent for The Nation. Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten), president of the American Federation of Teachers. Bob Herbert (@BobHerbert), distinguished senior fellow at Demos.org. John Nichols (@nicholsuprising), Washington D.C. correspondent for The Nation. Judith Browne-Dianis (@jbrownedianis), co-director of The Advancement Project.
Chris Matthews: Will Romney’s strength on the economy trump Obama’s likability? Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.
CNN’s State of the Union: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia. Then, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA). Roundtable: Dan Balz, Stephen Moore, Mark Zandi.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: The global economy, China, the war on terror and a controversial defense of the 1%. The Financial Time’s Martin Wolf and TIME’s Rana Foroohar. Plus, former Bain Capital Managing Director Ed Conard argues in a new book, “Unintended Consequences,” that inequality is not necessarily bad. Then, LBJ author Robert Caro.
Fox News Sunday: Ed Gillespie. Steve Rattner. Roundtable: David Brody, A. V. Stoddard, Chip Saltsman, Juan Willams.
Moyers & Company: How do conservatives and liberals see the world? Bill talks with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt about the moral underpinnings of our contentious culture.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA). Gov. John Kasich (R-OH). Roundtable: Romney Senior Adviser Kevin Madden, Former McCain ’08 Senior Strategist Steve Schmidt, President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden, and Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed (D). Then. Bill Bradley.
Newsmakers: Robert Khuzami, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement chief talks about what the SEC is doing to police Wall Street, including its efforts to prevent another Wall Street crisis, prosecute insider trading, and prevent fraud schemes like Bernie Madoff’s. Guest reporters this week are Andrew Ackerman, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires, and Ed Wyatt, a Business Reporter for the New York Times.
Q & A: Author and historian Douglas Brinkley talks about his new biography “Cronkite.” The book chronicles the life of long time CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.”…
60 Minutes: SpaceX – The company founded by Elon Musk recently became the first private firm to launch a space vehicle into orbit and successfully dock it at the International Space Station. The next test for SpaceX is whether it can compete against larger, more entrenched aeronautical companies to become the first private venture to put a man into orbit. Scott Pelley reports. The Murder of an American Nazi – Lesley Stahl reports on the murder of a neo-Nazi leader and captures a growing subculture of hate playing out in America’s backyards and alongside the border – where neo Nazis patrol in order to keep illegal immigrants out. Angelina – Bob Simon profiles international film star Angelina Jolie, who has gone behind the camera to direct a film for the first time.
To the Contrary: Panelists discuss Planned Parenthood’s support of President Obama as polls show women are NOT concerned about women’s health issues this election. Then, we turn to the reinvigoration of marriage via viral videos and reality shows. And, Behind the Headlines: the woman running for president, Dr. Jill Stein.
Univision’s Al Punta: David Axelrod, Senior Campaign Advisor to President Barack Obama; Helen Aguirre, Noticias Univision Republican Analyst; Fabián Núñez, Noticias Univision Democratic Analyst; Iñigo Domiguez, Correspondent Basque Country Newspapers; Henrique Cymerman, Journalist and Author “Voices from the Center of the World.”
Virtually Speaking: Digby and Dave Johnson, 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy. “Gar Alperovitz’s expert diagnosis of the long-term structural crisis of the American economic and political system is accompanied by detailed, practical answers to the problems we face as a society. Unlike many books that reserve a few pages of a concluding chapter to offer generalized, tentative solutions, Alperovitz marshals years of research into emerging “new economy” strategies to present a comprehensive picture of practical bottom-up efforts currently underway in thousands of communities across the United States. All democratize wealth and empower communities, not corporations: worker-ownership, cooperatives, community land trusts, social enterprises, along with many supporting municipal, state and longer term federal strategies as well.” Chat with Gar Alperovitz about his new book, hosted by Mike Konczal.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: The Billionaires’ Tea Party, How Corporate America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution. “In the summer of 2009, shortly after Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, a citizens protest movement emerged out of nowhere threatening to derail their agenda. Some said this uprising was the epitome of grassroots democracy. Others said it was a classic example of ‘astroturfing’ — an elaborate corporate public relations effort designed to create the impression of a spontaneous uprising. Curious to find out for himself, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham goes undercover into the heart of the movement.” Join director Taki Oldham and host Lisa Derrick for the discussion. 8pm ET.