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Sunday Talking Heads: June 10, 2012


FDL Book Salon this afternoon is Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, and Monday’s Movie Night is Pink Ribbons, Inc. Stuart Zechman talks with NYC community organizer Paul Newell on a special Virtually Speaking. Join in.

And the listings:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Horse Race – Obama’s Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod. Ed Rendell and Mike Huckabee. Rick Santorum.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Wisconsin Recall – Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD). Also, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.  Intelligence Leaks – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  Then, Carl Bernstein and Bob WoodwardRoundtable: John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell.

Chris Hayes: dunno.

Chris Matthews: Will Romney’s strength on the economy trump Obama’s likability? Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.

CNN’s State of the Union: Obama’s Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod. Then, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Drones – Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA,) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY.). Also, reporter roundtable.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Prime-time special: “Global Lessons: The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work,” 8 pm ET.

Fox News Sunday: Wisconsin Recall – Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN). Then, Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association and Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO.  Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Charles Lane, Liz Cheney, Mara Liasson.

Moyers & Company: Encore – Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble: How big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy. Plus, a Bill Moyers Essay on Rep. Allen West (R-FL) and McCarthyism.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Bumped for the French Open.

Newsmakers: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) on the $969 billion Farm Bill that they are working together to push through the Senate. The bill would replace the longtime program of subsidies to farmers with crop insurance and a program that would pay farmers if their income from crops falls below certain levels. Debate on the bill is expected to begin this week…

Q & A: Angela Rye, the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus. She discusses her role in developing overall legislative and political strategy with the caucus. She says the Congressional Black Caucus, founded in 1971, is often referred to as the “conscience of the Congress,” and that it advances the causes of people that don’t have a voice.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Defense Secretary Panetta – He’s balanced the budget, run the CIA and eliminated Osama bin Laden. Now, Leon Panetta takes on another great challenge as U.S. Secretary of Defense, with massive responsibilities, including keeping Iran from producing a nuclear bomb. Scott Pelley reports. Big Game Hunting – The same kinds of exotic, sometimes endangered, big game species found in places like Africa can be hunted here in the U.S. for a price. The ranchers who breed them claim to be preserving them, a notion animal rights people strongly disagree with. Lara Logan reports. Parker And Stone – Steve Kroft talks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park” and follows the process that each week produces another scathing and hilarious episode for the biggest hit on basic cable television. Now the disrespectful duo also have one of the biggest hits on Broadway, the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon.”

To the Contrary: Panelists discuss American nuns’ response to a rebuke from the Vatican, as they travel to Rome to speak with church leaders. Then, the Boy Scouts of America consider a resolution to overturn their policy of excluding openly gay members. And, Behind the Headlines: misconceptions about sexual assault in the military.

Univision’s Al Punto: Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Co-Chair Hispanic Steering Committee, “Juntos con Romney”; Francisco Abundis, Director “Parametría”; León Krauze, News Anchor KMEX Univision 34; María Elena Meneses, Journalist and Director of Social Media Studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey; José Hernández (D), Candidate for District 10th California; Hipólito Acosta, Former ICE Agent and Author of “The Shadow Catcher.”

Virtually Speaking: Stuart Zechman talks with Paul Newell: New York Democratic District Leader, grassroots community organizer and reformer.  They’ll talk about Paul’s history in politics and experience running for Assembly; his involvement with Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) and his role as (one of two) District Leader; some of the dynamics regarding his Occupy-supportive resolution ultimately passed by DID; his ideas, proposals and strategies on campaign finance reform; differences in perspectives between grass-roots, partisan Democrats and movement liberals.  9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. “Political columnist Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, viewing the gay rights movement within the tradition of American freedom as the third great modern social-justice movement, alongside the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement. Drawing on an abundance of published and archival material, and hundreds of in-depth interviews, Hirshman shows, in this astute political analysis, how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens—blurring rigid gender lines, altering the shared culture, and broadening our definitions of family.” Come chat with Linda Hirshman about her new book, hosted by Todd Gitlin, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Pink Ribbons, Inc.. “Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.”