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Sunday Talking Heads: July 15, 2012

Good Morning! I hope you all are bright eyed and bushy of tail. May I suggest the French Toast?

We’re taking on Murdoch today at the FDL Book Salon, and tomorrow Lisa has the movie of an aging lesbian stripper. I added the video from Bitter Seeds here to go along with Bill Moyers’ with Vandana Shiva on genetically modified seeds. Especially timely in view of the latest on our ever watchful FDA, too bad they aren’t watching out for us.

Here are my bitter seeds for you:

ABC’s This Week:  Chicago mayor and former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and Romney supporter and potential vice presidential nominee Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Roundtable: George Will, James Carville, Mary Matalin, Matthew Dowd.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Obama deputy campaign manager Stefanie Cutter and Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden. Economic Roundtable:TIME’s Rana Foroohar, Moody’s Mark Zandi, UC Berkeley’s Robert Reich, American Spectator’s John Fund. Political Roundtable: Michael Gerson, Frank Rich, John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell.

Chris Hayes:  Edward Conard, former partner at Bain Capital from 1993-2007 and author of “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong.” Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein), Occupy Wall Street activist and former vice president of information technology at Merrill Lynch. William Black, associate professor of economic and law at University of Missouri-Kansas City and author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L Industry.” Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Communications Director for Latino Decisions and visiting scholar at University of Texas-Austin. Dedrick Muhammad, senior economic director of NAACP Alyona Minkovski (@thealyonashow), host “The Alyona Show” on RT, the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel. Stephen Carter, law professor at Yale University and Bloomberg View Columnist. Author of “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.”

Chris Matthews:

CNN’s State of the Union:  Horse race, State Budgets, Drought. Romney Senior Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie and Obama Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod. VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and MA Gov. Deval Patrick. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on the worst drought in 25 years.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Roundtable: Larry Kudlow, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Chrystia Freeland, Zachary Karabell. Syrian opposition leader Abdul Basit Sieda. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Higgs boson.

Fox News Sunday:  Brit Hume hosts. Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA).  Then, Karl Rove and Joe TrippiRoundtable: Bill Kristol, Jeff Zelany, Fred Barnes, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company:  Banking on Greed. The uphill fight to make banks honest and accountable, plus the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth with Sheila Bair, Then, genetically modified seeds with Vandana Shiva.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  Ed Gillespie.  Then, Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) and Assistant Republican Leader Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ).  Roundtable: Grover Norquist, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Mike Murphy, Hilary Rosen, Bob Woodward.  Finallly, Bob Costas on the Penn State scandal.

Newsmakers:  Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), one of the top-ranking House Republicans on economic issues, talks about the future of the Bush-era tax cuts and tax and spending legislation, GOP reaction to President Obama’s tax plan and jobs and the economy…

Q & A:  Military historian and author Antony Beevor. He discusses his newly released historical narrative, “The Second World War.” Beevor talks about the origins of the conflict spanning from before Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the aftermath of the war and its global impact on the major powers of the day…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Steve Jobs – In his first interview about the visionary Apple CEO, biographer Walter Isaacson reveals the private Steve Jobs few knew. Jobs also tells his story in his own words, as Isaacson recorded some of the over 40 interviews he conducted with him. Apps for Autism – Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time.

To the Contrary:  Panelists discuss the shocking video of an Afghan woman’s execution by the Taliban. Then, a first for women and the Olympics. And, Behind the Headlines: BPA. A plastic by-product that’s everywhere and rasing health concerns.

Univision’s Al Punto:  First Lady Michelle Obama, former Mexico presidential candidate Santiago Creel, musicians Juan Andres and Nicolas Ospina.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain. “The book is full of details which have never been disclosed before in public, including the smears and threats against politicians, journalists and lawyers. It reveals the existence of brave insiders who pointed those pursuing the investigation towards pieces of secret information that cracked open the case. By contrast, many of the main players in the book are unsavoury, but by the end of it you have a clear idea of what they did. Seeing the story whole, as it is presented here for the first time, allows the character of the organisation which it portrays to emerge unmistakeably. You will hardly believe it.” Come chat with author Martin Hickman and host Spocko.  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Satan’s Angel. “The story of San Francisco’s legendary stripper, the Queen of the Fire Tassles who was, in her heyday, the only out lesbian stripper in the city. The film follows her career, her struggles with addiction and her relationship with her longtime girlfriend Vic.”  Come meet the filmmakers with host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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