Sunday Talking Heads: June 17, 2012
Happy Father’s Day to all you dear fathers out there, but mine was the best ;)
Wednesday we have a special FDL Book Salon, Chris Hayes will be here to chat with you about his new book, Twilight of the Elites, don’t miss that – 2pm ET.
Today’s Book Salon is Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive. Marcy and KagroX are Virtually Speaking. And Monday, Siun hosts Words of Witness, see you there.
It’s a Three Amigos Sunday! The listings:
ABC’s This Week: White House senior adviser David Plouffe. Roundtable: Romney national campaign co-chair and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, George Will, Matthew Dowd, Austan Goolsbee, Katrina vanden Heuvel.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Mitt Romney. Then, Howard Dean and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Peggy Noonan, Richard Lowry, Jan Dickerson, John Dickerson.
Chris Matthews: The Legacy of Watergate, 40 Years Later: How Does It Affect 2012? Romney’s Rise and President Obama’s Rough June.
CNN’s State of the Union: Rick Santorum. Also, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Roundtable: Matt Bai of the New York Times and Jessica Yellin, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “Why Mitt Romney is wrong to say he’ll cut taxes on his first day in office; a debate on Europe with Robert Skidelsky versus Niall Ferguson; and environmental author Bjorn Lomborg on why next week’s Rio+20 summit will likely be a waste of time. Also: The new dictator has evolved and gotten smarter.” Then London’s Mayor Boris Johnson – break up the European Union.
Fox News Sunday: White House senior adviser David Plouffe. Then, Leakbusters Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) Chair, Homeland Security Committee and Gen. Michael Hayden, Former CIA Director. Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Joe Trippi, Karl Rove, Juan Williams. Plus, Power Player of the week, Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
Bill Moyers & Company: Dark Money in Politics.
NBC’s Meet the Press: White House senior adviser David Plouffe. Then, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Roundtable: Associate editor at The Washington Post and author of the new biography “Barack Obama: The Story,” David Maraniss; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; TIME’s Mark Halperin; Harold Ford, Jr.; and the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel.
Newsmakers: Republican Policy Committee Chair and orthopedic surgeon Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) talks about the House GOP perspective on the Affordable Health Care Act.
Q & A: Brian Kamoie, the Senior Director for Preparedness Policy on the national security staff of the White House. In 1989, Brian was one of the students selected to join in the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Earlier this year, he gave a speech to the current high school participants. The program brings high school students from fifty states to Washington, DC for a week of government and leadership education. Kamoie’s speech was referenced by numerous student delegates as inspiring and motivational…
60 Minutes: Insiders – Steve Kroft reports on how America’s lawmakers could legally buy stock based on non-public information simply because they wouldn’t pass a law against themselves – a law they finally passed after this story first ran. Freeman Hrabowski – University President Freeman Hrabowski has turned the University of Maryland Baltimore County into a well-known producer of outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities. Byron Pitts reports. Taylor Swift – She writes and sings all her own songs, sells millions of records and she’s just 22 years old. Lesley Stahl profiles music sensation Taylor Swift.
To the Contrary: Panelists discuss new data showing women do more housework – and they aren’t happy about it. Then, we turn to the United Nations’ statement against baby boxes in Europe, which allow parents to give up children without penalty. And, behind the headlines: Fatherhood. NBA veteran Etan Thomas shares why fatherhood is such an important gift.
Univision’s Al Punto: Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Gaby Pacheco, “DREAM” Activist; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Rep. David Rivera, (R-FL); Arnoldo Torres, Expert on Hispanic Issues; Maria Peña, Washington, D.C Correspondent, EFE; Dr. Francisco Javier Guerrero, Federal Electoral Institute; Kate del Castillo, Actress “Colosio- El Asesinato.”
Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler and David “KagroX” Waldman. 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive. “In this insightful and entertaining book, [Bruce] Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows how trust works and fails in social settings, communities, organizations, countries, and the world.” Join in with Bruce Schneier and host James Fallows, 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Words of Witness. “Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her country’s future, her mother is compelled to remind her, ‘I know you are a journalist, but you’re still a girl!’ Defying cultural norms and family expectations, Heba takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. Her coming of age, political awakening and the disillusionment that follows, mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity and democracy.” Join Siun & Company Monday, 8pm ET, for the discussion.