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Sunday Talking Heads: Sunday May 20, 2012

Buenos Dias.  First off, we have a video of Tom Morello in Chicago but he does use bad words loudly.

Book Salon this afternoon concerns the TSA.  Movie Night Monday is Legalize Gay. And Dday and Cliff Schecter will be Virtually Speaking this evening.

And here are the listings; but first, he knows they won’t be asked but masaccio has some question suggestions:

Speaker Boehner, you have repudiated the deal you made on the budget, insisting on hikes in the arms budget and cuts in social programs. Why would anyone ever make another deal with you and the House Republicans?

Congresswoman Pelosi, please explain how Social Security harms our long run national debt problem?

Mr. Friedman, how many Friedman Units will it take to get us out of Iran?

Mr. Graham, is there an amount of money that we really ought to spend on something besides our arms budget?

Mr. Warner, do you have any principles that were shared by LBJ or Jack Kennedy?

Mr. Axelrod, your candidate has failed to take action against bankers, and did absolutely nothing useful for 90% of underwater homeowners. Do you think the money you get from Wall Street will make up for the loss of energy from the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party? Do you think independents approve of letting Wall Street get all the money?

Mr. Preibus, are you relevant to anyone?

Senator Boxer, will you support ending the filibuster the next time the Republicans refuse to allow a vote?

Mr. Rasmussen, How does your Chicago interpretation of martial law compare to that in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Congressman Frank, Why is Dodd-Frank such a failure at controlling the financial sector?

Senator Durbin, please explain why the White House didn’t support bankruptcy cramdown.

Congressman Ryan, Please give us a list tax loopholes you would close which would increase revenue by an amount within 90% of your tax cuts.

One more, for the producers of these shows: These people represent such a small slice of opinion. Have you ever heard of blogs? I hear a lot of the writers are pretty smart and creative.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Roundtable: George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Laura Ingraham, Gavin Newsom.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA). Then Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with Tom Friedman.  Followed by CBS News Correspondent Clarissa Ward.  Also Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson.

Chris Hayes: Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), MSNBC policy analyst and columnist at the Washington Post; Betsey Stevenson (@betseystevenson), former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (2010-2011); William Black (@williamkblack), author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One; Karl Smith (@ModeledBehavior), assistant professor of economics and government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chris Matthews: Jeremiah Wright returns — will negative ads dominate 2012? America’s Non-White Majority in the context of our American Tradition.

CNN’s State of the Union: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).  Then Jeff Zeleny and Dana Bash. Finally NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen from Chicago.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti.

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Then former White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.

Moyers & Company: Tom Morello, Troubadour for Justice. Bill Moyers talks with the rock star and activist about the message and mission behind his music.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Roundtable: Mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker (D), Republican strategist Mike Murphy,  CNBC’s Jim Cramer, and the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel.

Newsmakers: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee discusses the issues concerning the recent 2 billion dollar loss by JP Morgan Chase & Co. on high risk trades and the state of the U.S. economy.  He also talks about his concerns on the economic outlook for Europe and the current budget debates involving military and entitlement funding. Reporters: Major Garrrett of the National Journal and Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times.

Q & A: The second part of a discussion with Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Robert Caro. He talks about his newly released biography of Lyndon Johnson entitled “The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power.”…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: 2x Feature.  Dropping Out – A billionaire’s program to pay students with promising ideas to drop out of college is attracting students and critics. Internet business pioneer Peter Thiel thinks his program is a viable alternative to what he sees as a costly and ineffective university system. Morley Safer reports. Hard Cases – The last resort for patients with rare, undiagnosed medical conditions is Dr. William Gahl‘s Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health. Lara Logan reports. Roger Waters – Pink Floyd’s creative force is still performing the rock opera “The Wall” to sold-out stadiums around the world. Steve Kroft catches up with the rock legend. Final Resting Place – Problems at America’s cemeteries, including exhuming bodies so plots can be resold, are raising questions about whether the multi-billion dollar business needs more monitoring. Anderson Cooper reports. Tel Aviv – Beneath the beauty and exuberance of Israel’s largest city lies the cold truth no resident forgets: that the city has been attacked before and could come under attack again in the increasingly volatile Middle East. Bob Simon reports. The Many Meryls – The two-time Oscar-winner and Grande Dame of American screen and stage sits down with Morley Safer to discuss her many, memorable roles.

To the Contrary: Topics: Women and Combat. Foreign Service Officers. Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs, Senior Contributing Editor Alicia Menendez, Independent Women’s Forum’s Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel.

Univision’s Al Punto: Luis Abinader, Vice Presidential Candidate Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD); Alejandro Solalinde, Mexican Priest and Activist; Arturo Rodriguez, President United Farm Workers (UFW); Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President Miami-Dade College; Dr. Juan Andrade, President United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI).

Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter and Dave Dayen.  9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV: 2012 Gaithersburg Book Festival.

FDL’s Book Salon: Permanent Emergency: Inside the TSA and the Fight for the Future of Security. “In this riveting expose, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley reveals the secrets behind the agency’s ongoing battle to outthink and outmaneuver terrorists, illuminating the flawed, broken system that struggles to stay one step ahead of catastrophe. Citing numerous thwarted plots and government actions that have never before been revealed publicly, Hawley suggests that the fundamental mistake in America’s approach to national security is requiring a protocol for every contingency. Instead, he claims, we must learn to live with reasonable risk so that we can focus our efforts on long-term, big-picture strategy, rather than expensive and ineffective regulations that only slow us down.” Chat with Kip Hawley about his new book, hosted by Bruce Schneier. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Legalize Gay “puts a face to the struggle of LGBT equality and what the outspoken supporters are doing to change the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life.”  Join Lisa Derrick and friends for the discussion, 8pm ET.

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