Sunday Talking Heads: May 27, 2012
Shocking I know, but John McCain will appear on a Sunday talk show today. (I’m beginning to think he’s paying them.)
ABC’s This Week: Jake Tapper hosts. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Roundtable: ABC News’ George Will, former Michigan governor and host of Current TV’s “The War Room” Jennifer Granholm, Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman, Washington Post national political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson, and National Journal editorial director Ron Brownstein.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign and then Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to the Romney campaign. Followed by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN). Roundtable: Authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, The President’s Club; Robert Merry, Where They Stand: The American Presidents in The Eyes of Voters and Historians; Douglas Brinkley, Cronkite.
Chris Hayes: Michelle Goldberg (@??michelleinbklyn), author of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World. Liliana Segura (@??lilianasegura), associate editor at The Nation. John McWhorter, professor of linguistics and American studies at Columbia University. Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd), politics editor at Business Insider. Mary Kirkland, ?????mother of Private Derrick Kirkland (1987-201. Barry Scheck (@?barryscheck), co-founder of The Innocence Project and co-author of Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongfully Convicted. Lt. Col. Steve Beck, ?active duty Marine, casualty assistance officer, and associate professor of naval science at Carnegie Mellon University.
Chris Matthews: Obama attempts to disqualify Romney’s Bain credentials as Rove runs new ad. Do veterans make better Presidential Candidates?
CNN’s State of the Union: Former Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani, and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “Last year, we explored the challenges facing veterans. A year later we check back with our guests to measure progress”: General Peter Chiarelli (ret.), fmr. vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army on treating PTSD and brain injuries in veterans. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Tim Tetz, Legislative Director of the American Legion, and Paul Rieckhoff, founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “Why China will slow – not because of its failures but because of its success. Should Russia move its capital from Moscow?” Obama v. Romney Roundtable: Bill Keller, Peggy Noonan, Chrystia Freeland and Ross Douthat. Followed by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.
Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Cardinal Donald Wuerl, The Archbishop of Washington. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast & Fox News.
Moyers & Company: Reckoning with Torture. Larry Siems and Doug Liman join Bill to talk about what we should be learning from and doing about U.S. torture tactics.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Chair of the Democratic Governors Association, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Newt Gingrich. Roundtable: Mayor of Los Angeles and Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa; Vice Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and former head of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina; author of the new book Our Divided Political Heart, EJ Dionne; David Brooks. Then commencement speakers Maria Shriver and Michael Lewis.
Newsmakers: Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) assesses the presidential race, the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, and the role of PACs in politics during the 2012 election cycle. Reporters: Alexis Simendinger, White House Correspondent for RealClearPolitics & Felicia Sonmez, Political Reporter for Washington Post.
Q & A: Former United States Secret Service agent Clint Hill discusses his recent historical narrative titled Mrs. Kennedy and Me. Hill describes the period of time he was assigned to guard Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. His protective detail assignment begins shortly after Kennedy’s election as President in November 1960, until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964…
60 Minutes: 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 and to save his trapped comrades. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. David Martin reports. 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. Scott Pelley reports. Marine Brothers – Lara Logan reports on five sets of brothers in the Marine Reserves who fought for the right to be on the front lines of combat in Afghanistan with their siblings.
To the Contrary: Panelists discuss the new GOP initiative to celebrate female lawmakers and recruit women voters. Then, we turn to pink collar jobs going blue as more men work in traditionally female jobs. And, Behind the Headlines: the Model Alliance bands models together for better working conditions.
Univision’s Al Punto: Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell; Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Former Florida Congressman and Advisor to Mitt Romney; Jose Miguel Barberena and Atala Romero Perez, members of the movement “Yo Soy 132”; Paula Uribe, Senior Advisor for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department; Andy Garcia, Actor “For Greater Glory.”
Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd, 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: MIC at 50: The Military Industrial Complex at 50 “is the most comprehensive collection available explaining what the military industrial complex (MIC) is, where it comes from, what damage it does, what further destruction it threatens, and what can be done and is being done to chart a different course.” Chat with author David Swanson and host Eric Stoner, 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: “Absinthe: was it ambrosia or poison, artistic muse or ticket to madness and death? There is a tremendous fascination with absinthe, yet few truly know its rich history. The documentary ABSINTHE definitively brings the Green Fairy out of her clouded past where, for one hundred years, her fabled effects and demonized reputation have excited equal doses of admiration and loathing. The film traces absinthe’s arc: from its birth in Switzerland in 1787, through its rise in the chic cafés of Belle Époque Paris, to its prohibition, and its recent worldwide revival. Absinthe’s story is put in high relief through interviews with leading historians, authors, distillers, antiques collectors, and fanatics. The cult beverage of bohemian artists is back in fashion; the documentary ABSINTHE clarifies the legend.” WATCH ONLINE. Come join Lisa Derrick and friends for the discussion, 8pm ET.