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Sunday Talking Heads: March 4, 2012

Sunday Shows Newsmakers in February

Good Morning! Who’s got the coffee?

Media Matters tallied the number of male guests vs female guests on the Sunday talk shows demonstrating the male bias we all see.

During a month when the issues of birth control and women’s access to health care flared up and became major topics of debate on the presidential campaign trail and in Washington, the Sunday morning talk shows once again loaded up their programs by hosting newsmaker interviews with men. Lots and lots of men.


Nonetheless, a ratio of nearly 13:1 among newsmaker guests for the high-profile Sunday programs indicates a yawning gap among the sexes. “The shows are a still a boys club,” says Larris. “The only things missing are the leather-bound chairs and the bourbon.”

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Newt Gingrich.  Obama campaign senior adviser David AxelrodRoundtable: Christiane Amanpour, George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Peggy Noonan, fHoward Dean, Jeffrey Goldberg.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Newt Gingrich Ron PaulRoundtable: John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell, Michael Gerson.

Chris Hayes:

Chris Matthews: What The Obama Team Worries About for the Next Eight Months.Rush Limbaugh, will he help or hurt the GOP with moderates?

CNN’s State of the Union: Newt Gingrich Ron PaulRoundtable: Dana Bash, Ron Brownstein.  the, coverage of president Obama’s AIPAC speech with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk and former Under Secretary of State Nick Burns. “We’ll bring you President Obama’s AIPAC speech in its entirety in the 11am hour. And we’ll get post-speech analysis in the 12pm ET hour with  Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland).”

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:

Fox News Sunday: Rick SantorumSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Jeff Zeleny, Kimberly Strassel, Juan Williams.  Power Player of the Week: Georgetown’s basketball coach, John Thompson III.

Moyers & Company: How Washington made the rich richer at the expense of the middle class. Bill talks with Winner-Take-All Politics authors Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, and comments on the value of Occupy Wall Street.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Newt Gingrich. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Roundtable: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Mike Murphy, Mark Halperin, Savannah Guthrie.

Newsmakers: Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA). He talked about the impact sequestration will have on the military, his own alternative bill that would cut the budget by reducing the federal workforce through attrition, cuts to some specific defense programs, and how the U.S. is addressing issues in Afghanistan, Iran and other regions…

Q & A: Author and Brookings Institution Fellow Robert Kagan discusses his latest book, “The World America Made.” In the book, Kagan asserts that the international world order we live in today was created almost entirely by American power and influence after World War II. He suggests that America is not a nation in decline…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Stuxnet – The sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear program is now out there, its idea and methods exposed to terrorists or rogue nations who could use them to create their own cyberweapon. Steve Kroft reports. The Archbishop of Dublin – The sex abuse crisis in the Irish Catholic Church has rocked one of the most Catholic countries in the world and turned the archbishop of Dublin into an outspoken critic of the Church. Bob Simon reports. Redshirting – Morley Safer reports on the rising incidence of “redshirting,” holding back children from school who have late birthdays so they can be the oldest instead of the youngest in their class.

To the Contrary: Topic: Women’s History Month Special. Interviews with Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dorothy Height – Former president of the National Council of Negro Women, Story about Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut.

Univision’s Al Punto: Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador; Helen Aguirre, Noticias Univision Republican Analyst; Fabián Núñez, Noticias Univision Democratic Analyst; Arnoldo Torres, Expert on Hispanic Issues; Carlos Loret de Mola, Mexican Journalist, Writer and Co-director of “!De Panzazo!”

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol and Culture of Truth compare their observations from the past week, to coverage from the corporate media’s Sunday morning talk shows. Listen live and later on BTR.

C-SPAN’s Book TV: In Depth: Randall Kennedy, a Rhodes Scholar and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

FDL’s Book Salon: The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right.  “This vivid and timely book gives an original analysis of the new Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain by highlighting the dramatic spread of Saudi-funded Wahhabi ideology, inter-tribal rivalries, and Sunni-Shia divisions.” Chat with Arthur Goldwag about his new book, hosted by Alexander Zaitchik.

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