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Sunday Talking Heads: April 1, 2012

Good morning, has the toast popped?

Spocko’s hosting FDL’s Book Salon, Movie Night is Heist, and McJoan and Culture of Truth are Virtually Speaking. Recommended.

As for the talking heads, there is a ratio of 6 women for every two men, five Democrats for every three Republicans and only half the guests are white. While there is a lot scheduled on the Supreme Court case about the mandate, there are no Presidential candidates today.

Rabbit, rabbit.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ranking Member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)Roundtable: George Will, Ann Coulter, Van Jones, Matt Bai, Terry Moran.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Moves to one hour this week.  Vice President Joe Biden. Then, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul. Roundtable: Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden, CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford, political director John Dickerson, PBS NewsHour and Washington Week’s anchor Gwen Ifill.

Chris Hayes: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (@carolynbmaloney), chair of the Joint Economic Committee. Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), member of Occupy the SEC and former Wall Street information technologist. Kai Wright (@kai_wright), editorial director of and an Alfred Knobler Fellow of The Nation Institute. Karen Ho, author of Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota. John McWhorter, Columbia University professor of linguistic and American studies and contributing editor at the New Republic and William Black (@williamkblack), associate professor of economics & law at University of Missouri – Kansas City and author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One. Richard Benjamin, senior fellow at Demos and author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.

Chris Matthews: Assesing the political fallout if the Supreme Court strikes healthcare. Trayon Martin’s tragic death has brought the issue of race to the forefront.

CNN’s State of the Union: Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Plus, House Intel Chair Mike Rogers (R- MI) and Ranking Member  C.A. Ruppersberger (D-MD). Roundtable: New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny and CNN Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Sex, Politics, Religion.  Then, Space and foreign policy with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Finally, author Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010.

Fox News Sunday: Rick SantorumHoward Dean and Haley BarbourRoundtable: Bill Kristol, Liz Marlantes, Chip Saltzman, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company: Standing Up For Democracy – A national teach-in looks to open eyes about income inequality. Plus, a Bill Moyers Essay on how the broadcasting industry has neglected its responsibility to the public.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Rick Santorum.  Affordable Care Act – Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Roundtable: Tom Friedman, David Brooks, Jon Meacham, Harold Ford, Mika Brzezinski.

Newsmakers: This week on “Newsmakers,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), is our guest. The chairman of the Republican Study Committee, discusses the RSC budget, the FY2013 House Republican budget, as well as well overall budget politics and  Campaign 2012.

Q & A: Rachel Libert and Jerry Ensminger. Libert is the producer and co-director of a documentary which features retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger. The film chronicles Ensminger’s efforts on behalf of Marines and their families exposed to toxic drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Hard Landing – Seven thousand employees of the Kennedy Space Center lost their jobs when the final Space Shuttle was launched last July, a loss of income that’s hit the local economy hard.Scott Pelley reports. Sugar – A prominent doctor who treats childhood obesity believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it in processed foods, is killing us. And as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, new studies seem to support his theory that sugar is toxic. Art Market – Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair where prices for contemporary art are spiking upward in a market that’s been outperforming stocks since 2003.

To the Contrary: Panelists discuss Violence Against Women Act: Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) tells her story of sexual assault. Then, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on why women should want the Supreme Court to strike down health care reform.. Behind the headlines: gleaning and why it is important in feeding America’s hungry.

Univision’s Al Punta: José María Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain; María Ángela Holguín, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia; Alberto Athie, Former Catholic Priest and co author of “The Will Not to Know” ; Javier Bravo, Spokesperson “Legionaries of Christ” Mexico and Central America.

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter Senior Policy Editor at DailyKos, Culture of Truth author of the weekly Bobblespeak Translations, where he satirizes the Sunday Morning talking heads. Follow @JoanMcCarter @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR, 9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV: In DepthRichard Brookheiser.

FDL’s Book Salon: Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters. “As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public’s political behavior?” Chat with Jonathan M. Ladd about his new book, hosted by spocko. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Heist: Who Stole the American Dream.  “A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. “Heist” boldly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy – the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites.”  Hosted by Lisa Derrick.

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