Sunday Talking Heads: July 31, 2011
Awakened refreshed? Dreaming of Fluffies? Or perhaps pancakes?
No surprise that the shows are all centered on the debt ceiling fiasco. As I write this, the Senate vote is scheduled for 1pm ET.
This evening Marcy is on Virtually Speaking with Stuart Zechman. ET hosts FDL Book Salon this afternoon, and tomorrow night Lisa brings us a flick about a beauty pageant for women in wheelchairs.
And here’s Teddy’s take on the day in talk teeVee:
Brilliant casting! — a man named Dr. Mohamed will speak for the bond vigilantes and market leprechauns! I hope he rides his Apocalyptic Unicorn into the studio as the Fifth Horseman of the Caliphate.
… hope they have EMTs standing by for Krugman, this could be a stroke-inducer roundtable.
ABC’s This Week: Debt ceiling – David Plouffe. Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC). Followed by Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of investment management firm PIMCO on the consequences of a possible default. Roundtable: George Stephanopoulos, George Will, Paul Krugman, Grover Norquist. Also, Ameriterror – Ft. Hood arrest with NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Ending with the famine in the Horn of Africa, reporting by David Muir.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Debt ceiling – Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
CNN’s State of the Union: Guest host Gloria Borger. Debt ceiling – Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Then, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Also, Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling. And Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi. Ending with the horserace and Tim Pawlenty.
Chris Matthews: Why The GOP Thinks This Debt Chaos Helps Them Beat Barack Obama in 2012. Will Rick Perry Be The GOP Nominee?
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Debt ceiling – Dan Akerson, the CEO and Chairman of General Motors. Then, Christine Lagarde, the new chief of the International Monetary Fund. Plus, the Knight’s Templar, green blobs and more.
Fox News Sunday: Guest host Brett Baier. Debt ceiling – Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling. Followed by Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), and Sen. Dick Durbin (D- IL). Then, House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Charles Lane, Steve Hayes, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Debt ceiling – David Plouffe. Roundtable: Jennifer Granholm, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), Jim Cramer, Tom Brokaw.
Newsmakers: Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) joins Newsmakers to discuss the 2012 presidential election. Iowa is the first state where voters offer their preference in the presidential selection process. Many Republican presidential candidates are spending large portions of their time in the Buckeye state. …
Q & A: Juan Williams, political analyst for Fox News Channel, and author of a new book, “Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate.” In the book and in the interview, Williams discusses his controversial comments about Muslims in 2010, which resulted in him being fired from his job at National Public Radio….
60 Minutes: The Big Gamble – The proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Brazil – As the U.S. and most of the world’s countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. The economic juggernaut is poised to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Mark Wahlberg – From street thug, to rapper to actor and now producer, Mark Wahlberg has reinvented himself to the top of the Hollywood heap.
To The Contrary: Guest Host: Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. Topics: The national debt’s potential impact on jobs and women in this economy. Some startling suicide statistics saying middle-aged women are at risk. A controversial idea to give conditional cash transfers to people in poverty. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar; and Daily Caller Contributor Tara Wall.
Univision’s Al Punto: Maria Cardona, Democratic Strategist; Helen Aguirre, Republican Analyst; Eduardo and Jayne Garcia Valseca, Kidnapping Victims; Sandro Rosell, President of FC Barcelona.
FDL’s Book Salon: A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation. “Many Americans who care about Israel’s future are questioning whether the hard-line, uncritical stances adopted by many traditional pro-Israel advocates really serve the country’s best interests over the long-term.” Chat with Jeremy Ben-Ami about his new book. Hosted by Phil Munger aka EdwardTeller.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America. With producers Molly Kasch and Meagan Keane. and host Lisa Derrick. 8pm ET.