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Sunday Talking Heads: July 22, 2012

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And Good Morning Everyone. While there is a lot of gore porn scheduled, it isn’t all bad. Check out Chris Hayes’ listings, for example. And our friend Southern Dragon hosts Book Salon today, Richard Wolff and Occupying Capitalism. Movie Night on Monday goes into needed immigration reform. Plus, Marcy is Virtually Speaking with Dave Johnson tonight. Tune in.

We had a couple cool days around here but the forecast is for more hot town, summer in the city. Backa my neck gettin’ dirty and gritty…

Do you think Candy Crowley has the hots for McCain? He must offer a bounty to get booked. List on:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Roundtable: Ed Rendell, George Will, Cokie Roberts, Joe Klein, Jennifer Rubin.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuNeil Barofsky.

Chris Hayes:  Gary Gensler (@cftc), chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since May 2009. Gensler previously served as the under-secretary of domestic finance at the Treasury Department. Bryn Bird, second-generation farmer in Granville, Ohio at Bird’s Haven Farms.  She is also a field outreach coordinator for Rural Coalition. Akil Hashem (@AkilHashem), retired brigadier general who served in the Syrian army for 27 years (1962-1989). Col. Jack Jacobs (@ColJackJacobs), Medal of Honor recipient, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and military analyst for MSNBC. Stacy-Marie Ishmael (@s_m_i), adjunct professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, former editor of “FT Tilt.” Josh Barro (@jbarro), contributor to with “The Barrometer.” Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, author of “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” and syndicated columnist for King Features.

Chris Matthews:  Will Friday’s shooting elevate the political dialogue? Romney’s VP pick: will he go for a boring running mate?

CNN’s State of the Union:  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Virginia Senate Candidates Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  The truth about private equity; what a “Grexit” would look like; and the unlikely case FOR municipal bankruptcies. Private equity insider and former Obama “car czar” Steven Rattner. Then, historian Niall Ferguson runs through the likely chain of events that would take place if Greece exited the euro. Also, the ousted president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed. Plus, the tricks our brain plays on us, with scientist V.S. Ramachandran.

Fox News Sunday:  Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) discuss their states’ roles in the 2012 presidential election.

Moyers & Company:  Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’. Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges talk about parts of America “that have been destroyed for quarterly profit.”

NBC’s Meet the Press:  Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperFormer Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, former chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department William Bratton, and gun-control advocate Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY).

Newsmakers:  Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, joins Newsmakers to discuss Defense issues facing the nation, including pending defense cuts resulting from sequestration, U.S. policy toward Syria, national security leaks and other military issues. Guest reporters this week are Jeremy Herb, Defense Reporter for The Hill, and Frank Oliveri, Defense and Foreign Policy Reporter for Congressional Quarterly.

Q & A:  David Wood, senior military correspondent for the Huffington Post . He discusses winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He authored a ten part series for the Huffington Post named ”Beyond the Battlefield: The War Goes on for the Severely Wounded.” Wood describes spending over nine months speaking and interacting with severely wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Evidence of Innocence – Michael Morton was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison; he speaks out in his first interview. As Lara Logan reports, Morton’s case is one of a series of high profile wrongful convictions that have cast a harsh light on prosecutors.  India’s Gold – The demand for gold in India accounts for an amazing 32 percent of the worldwide market for the precious metal. And no wonder. The most important tradition at nearly all the 10 million annual weddings in India is the lavish gold jewelry. Byron Pitts reports. Michael Phelps – The Olympic gold wunderkind is back to a strict training regimen after a lull that included some fun downtime and unimpressive races. He tells Anderson Cooper he’s now ready for the London games, where his coach predicts another multiple gold-medal effort.

To the Contrary: Topics: Moms in the C-Suite: Marissa Mayer announced her new role as CEO of Yahoo this week, and then revealed she is six months pregnant.  Closing the Gap: The State Department is teaming up with World Bank and Gallup to close the gender gap in data.
Meghan McCain: The media darling talks about her new book, her road trip across the U.S. and the future for young women in the Republican party. Panelists: Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan “Sam” Bennett. Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp. National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever. Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright.

Univision’s Al Punto: Israel Ortega, Editor at HeritageLibertad.Org; Dana Sanchez, Spokesperson for the Brady Campaign; Ricardo Arambarri, Primer Impacto and Univision News Correspondent; John De Leon, Immigration Lawyer; Jose Miguel Vivanco, Director of Human Rights Watch: Americas Division; Wilmer Valderrama, Actor.

Virtually Speaking:  Marcy Wheeler and Dave Johnson.  9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism.  “Today’s economic crisis is capitalism’s worst since the Great Depression. Millions have lost their jobs, homes and healthcare while those who work watch their pensions, benefits and job security decline. As more and more are impacted by the crisis, the system continues to make the very wealthy even richer. In eye-opening interviews with prominent economist Richard Wolff, David Barsamian probes the root causes of the current economic crisis, its unjust social consequences and what can and should be done to turn things around.” Chat with author Richard Wolff and host Southern Dragon, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Tony and Janina’s American Wedding “is a feature length documentary that gets to the heart of the broken, red tape ridden U.S. immigration system.   After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her.  Set on the backdrop of the Chicago political scene, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the heart of the immigration reform movement, this film follows the Wasilewski’s 3-year struggle to be reunited, as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the Presidency.  With a fresh perspective on the immigration conversation, this film tells the untold human rights story of Post-9/11, that every undocumented immigrant in America faces today, with the power to open the conversation for change.”  Join filmmaker Ruth Leitman and Lisa Derrick for the discussion, 8pm ET.

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