Sunday Talking Heads: November 6, 2011
Good Morning, enjoy that extra hour?
Yesterday you moved your money, now today go move the White House. Encircle it, #Occupy it. As Robert Redford says here, it’s the People’s House. So go People it.
Tar Sands Action has the details here, including when and where to meet up. Make President Obama own this, don’t let him sell us and our future out without a loud and noisy fight. Be heard.
If you are anywhere near DC, get you and your family and your friends down to Pennsylvania Avenue, it’s that important.
And now for our regularly scheduled program:
Washington Journal: 7:00am: Viewers’ Calls & News Headlines. 7:45am: U.S. Economics Editor Gregory IP on U.S. Economy. 8:30am: “Right Turn” Blogger Jennifer Rubin & Democratic Strategist Jamal Simmons. 9:30am: Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz.
ABC’s This Week: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Roundtable: George Will, Matthew Dowd, Arianna Huffington, Niall Ferguson. The, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her book.
CBS’ Face the Nation: The @jon2012girls. Roundtable: Liz Cheney, Ed Gillespie, Ed Rollins, CBS News Political Analyst John Dickerson, and Rick Perry supporter Ken Blackwell.
CNN’s State of the Union: Maryland Governor and Democratic Governors Association Chair Martin O’Malley. Then, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Also, how are lobbyists influencing the Super Committee? We’ll talk to representatives for AARP, the Air Transport Association, and the American Petroleum Institute on their message to Super Committee members. Plus, Tom Davis and Anita Dunn.
Chris Hayes: Bio-ethicist Peter Singer, among others.
Chris Matthews: Expert Predictions Say Mitt Romney Wins In 2012 Unless The Country Turns Around Fast. How Will President Obama Fight Those Odds? TV Debates Eliminated All The Un-Romneys: TV As The 2012 Decider.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: This Sunday, a Fareed Zakaria GPS primetime special – “Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education”. The show airs at 8p and 11p ET/PT.
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Then, Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)/Budget Committee and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)/Budget Committee.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Jon Huntsman. Horse Race – Bill Richardson, Gov. Hayley Barbour (R-MS). Roundtable: Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Kim Strassel, Senior Political Reporter for Politico, Maggie Haberman and author of the new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews.
Newsmakers: House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), joined Newsmakers to talk about the issues facing Congress and the Democrats. Hoyer discussed the work of the so called “super committee” and stated that he is “fully supportive of them reaching a conclusion, successfully.” In the past week he stated that if the committee could not finish their work by the deadline of November 23rd, Congress could extend their deadline…
Q & A: Pulitzer Prize winning author Stacy Schiff discusses her latest biography, Cleopatra, recently released in paperback. Schiff talks about growing up in western Massachusetts and her early days as an editor with publishers Simon and Schuster and Viking Press. She tells the story of her 2006 article in The New Yorker magazine which led to the discovery that a Wikipedia administrator had falsified his school and job experiences…
60 Minutes: A Lobbyist’s Playbook – Jack Abramoff, the ex-lobbyist and now ex-convict at the center of the biggest Washington corruption scandal in decades gives his first television interview to Lesley Stahl. He reveals how he was able to influence politicians and why, despite reform, such influence buying continues. Operation Proper Exit – This unique program takes wounded warriors back to the battlefield in an effort to provide closure that often leads to better lives for these veterans and their families. Andy Rooney – A tribute segment by Morley Safer to beloved “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney, who died November 4th at the age of 92.
To the Contrary: Topics: Herman Cain & Sexual Harassment Charges. Global Gender Gap: The Best and Worst Countries. Protections for International Domestic Workers. Panelists: Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan “Sam” Bennett; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood.
Univision’s Al Punto: Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles; Abel Maldonado, Former Lt. Governor of California; Ricardo Arjona, Singer and Songwriter.
Virtually Speaking: Jay Ackroyd.
FDL Book Salon: “In Top Secret America, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance. Chat with author William Arkin and host Shane Harris, 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: Revenge Of The Electric Car follows 4 larger-than-life entrepreneurs at the forefront of the electric car race. First, there’s Bob Lutz — Mr Detroit himself, the cigar-smoking vice-chairman of GM, who has been making gas-guzzling cars his entire career. He is challenged by Elon Musk, the young dot-com maverick billionaire who thinks that he can show Detroit how to build cars with his Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors. Carlos Ghosn of Nissan-Renault, the desperately smart and ruthless businessman who singlehandedly rescued Nissan from ruin, wants to flood the market with affordable mainstream electric vehicles. And lastly, “Gadget” Abbott, a reverend/designer/engineer is one of thousands of electric car DIY-ers who together may be a force big enough to change the auto industry forever. Come for some car talk with writer director Chris Paine and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET Monday.