Sunday Talking Heads: September 18, 2011
This morning it’s a lot about jobs and the economy, and commentary about Palestine going for some recognition at the UN.
Dean Baker stops by for FDL’s Book Salon, 5pm ET, don’t miss that treat. Virtually Speaking this evening is Stuart Zechman and Culture of Truth. Monday night’s movie feature is The Year Punk Broke, a classic.
And today’s marvelous video comes to us via watertiger, our dependable renegade. I do think those horns tingle the lady parts.
ABC’s This Week: Jobs – former President Bill Clinton. Middle East – former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his role as Middle East envoy. Economy -Google’s Executive Chair Eric Schmidt. Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, Jonathan Karl, Michael Beschloss.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President Bill Clinton.
CNN’s State of the Union: Jobs and economy – Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Plus, former Congressional Budget Office directors Alice Rivlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Middle East – Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren and Palestinian Chief Representative to the U.S. Maen Areikat.
Chris Matthews: Is Rick Perry Ronald Reagan? Is He The Underestimated Conservative Who Could Win? The Jackie Kennedy Tapes — She Tells What JFK Could Not Tell.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: GPS Special, 8p ET – “Restoring the American Dream: Getting Back to Work.” Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and Chairman of GE, President Obama’s “jobs czar.” Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX). Andrew Liveris, CEO of the Dow Chemical Company. Frits van Paasschen, Starwood CEO.
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chair House Budget Committee. Herman Cain. Roundtable: Paul Gigot, Evan Bayh, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Jobs – former President Bill Clinton. Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Roundtable: Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Mark Halperin, NYT WH Correspondent Helene Cooper.
Newsmakers: Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), “top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, discussed the President’s jobs plan, environmental regulations, the investigation into solar energy company Solyndra and the deficit-reducing “super committee.” Rep. Waxman released a website calling this House of Representative the most anti-environment in history. He said on Newsmakers that the Republicans’ efforts to roll back environmental regulations are “a public health issue” and should not be viewed only through the lens of cost to industry”…
Q & A: Ivan Kander and Rob Jones. ” Kander is the director of a 30 minute documentary film about his friend, Rob Jones. The movie details the events leading up to July 22, 2010 when Marine Corporal Rob Jones was severely wounded in the Helmand province of Afghanistan while on routine patrol. Ivan Kander went to middle school and high school with Rob Jones, and decided to document Rob’s life as he learned to cope with the loss of his legs”…
60 Minutes: “I’ve never seen the like” – After many requests for help from his ambushed unit were denied, Dakota Meyer took matters into his own hands, going through a gauntlet of Taliban fire five times to try to save his trapped comrades. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. Spy on the ice – The latest “spy-cam” techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals – in this case, polar bears – up close and in a way audiences have never seen them before.
To the Contrary: Guest host: The Daily Caller’s Tara Wall. Topics: the District of Columbia’s standardized test on sex education; men’s lower testosterone levels following becoming fathers; and Margaret Hoover’s new book encouraging the Republican Party to focus on younger voters. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women’s Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Former Senior Counsel – Senate Judiciary Committee Cherylyn Harley LeBon.
Univision’s Al Punto: Fabio Gadea, “Alianza Partido Liberal Independiente” Candidate for President of Nicaragua; Jon Huntsman, Republican Presidential Hopeful and Former Governor of Utah; General Oscar Naranjo, Director of Colombian National Police; Juan Rendon, Director and Writer of “Infiltrados.”
FDL’s Book Salon: The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive. “Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservatives’ framing of political debates.” Come meetup with Dean Baker and host William D. Cohan, 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: The Year Punk Broke. In August of 1991 New York’s Sonic Youth invited Los Angeles filmmaker David Markey along on a two week summer festival tour of Europe. The band was excited about their opening act, a little known band from the Pacific Northwest, Nirvana. Come chat with David Markey and Lisa Derrick, 8p ET.