CommunityFDL Main Blog

Sunday Talking Heads: September 9, 2012

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_2″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !}

September Sunday, where does the year go?

Watertiger hosts FDL Book Salon this afternoon, Greg Palast’s Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, don’t miss it. Dday and Cliff Schecter are Virtually Speaking this evening and Movie Night Monday features the fun artist who helped create Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

As usual, there will be listings:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Paul RyanRoundtable: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, co-chair of the Democratic platform committee; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), author of the new book “Government Bullies”; ABC News’ George Will; ABC News’ Cokie Roberts; and Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Paul Ryan. White House Senior advisor David Plouffe. Excerpts from a Scott Pelley interview with President Barack Obama. Roundtable: New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Washington Post Columnist Michael Gerson and Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Dee Dee Myers.

Chris Hayes:  Jeremy Scahill, (@jeremyscahill), national security correspondent for The Nation. Walter Shapiro, (@waltershapiroPD) columnist for Yahoo News and the Columbia Journalism Review. He is currently covering his ninth presidential campaign. Sasha Issenberg, columnist for, Washington correspondent for the “Monocle,” and author of “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.” Peter Beinart, (@open_zion) senior writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast and founder of the blog Open Zion. Bob Shrum,(@BobShrum) democratic strategist, senior adviser to the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign and to the 2000 Gore presidential campaign, senior fellow at NYU’s Graduate School of Public Service. Hawaii Democratic Congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard, former member of the Honolulu City Council and former Commission Commander and Captain of the Honolulu National Guard. Michelle Goldberg, (@michelleinbklyn) senior contributing writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast and author of “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World.” Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, founder of, and chief digital organizer of the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential Campaign. Jacob Hacker, professor of political science at Yale University and co-author of “The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America and What We Need in Return.”

CNN’s State of the Union:  Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) about the fiscal choices he’s making. Newt Gingrich. “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” with Democratic Convention speaker and the co-founder of CarMax, Austin Ligon, and Former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. Roundtable: Peter Baker of The New York Times and A.B Stoddard of “The Hill.”

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Foreign Affairs with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Richard Haass, and Martin Indyk. “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” with investor Roger Altman and historian Niall Ferguson. Horse Race with Nate Silver. And more.

Fox News Sunday:  Economic advisors Glenn Hubbard and Austan Goolsbee debate how to get America working again. Also, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R-UT), candidate for US House of Representatives.

Moyers & Company:  Challenging Power, Changing Politics. Bill discusses the power of independent thinking with Senator Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  At home on the road with Ann and Mitt Romney. Roundtable: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro; the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan; the Washington Post’s EJ Dionne; Fmr. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett; and NBC’s Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers:  Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson (D-CT).  Rep. Larson talks about the upcoming legislative agenda in the House of Representatives for the months of September and October.  He also talks about the prospects for Democrats gaining control of the House this fall and the impact of the election on issues such as the budget and sequestration. Reporters: Jonathan Strong, Congressional Reporter for Roll Call, and Jonathan Weisman, Congressional Reporter for the New York Times.

Q & A:  Washington Post columnist Colbert King. He discusses his twenty-two year career at The Washington Post and details the current political situation within the government of Washington, DC…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Killing Bin Laden – For the first time, a first-hand account of the raid that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist from one of the Navy SEALS who pulled the trigger. Scott Pelley interviews “Mark Owen,” a former SEAL who was in the room when Osama bin Laden died from American bullets, in an exclusive interview.”Owen,” a pseudonym he uses for security, recalls each step of the mission and the preparation he and the nation’s elite force made for it in order to give credit to his SEAL comrades and the hundreds of others whose work played a role in the successful mission. This historic account will be in four parts and will comprise the whole hour.

To the Contrary:  Women were front and center at the Democratic National Convention, but will this be enough to sway their votes? Behind the Headlines: GOP & Marriage Equality. A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, wants their party to know fiscal responsibility and marriage equality are not mutually exclusive.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; Benita Veliz, “DREAMER” and speaker at the DNC 2012; Aida Zuniga, President of the Miami Spanish-Speaking National Organization of Women (NOW); Adryana Boyne, National Director of “Voces Action”; Ana Maria Jaramillo, Author “Redes Sociales Para Todos”;  Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor-elect of Mexico City (PRD); Enrique Acevedo, Univision Network News co-anchor Edición Nocturna; Freddy Guevara, Spokesperson “Voluntad Popular.”

Virtually Speaking:  David Dayen and Cliff Schecter discuss the conventions, and the campaigns going forward in our Post-Truth era.  9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties—billionaires with nicknames like “The Ice Man,” “The Vulture” and, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast’s no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering. What emerges in B&BB is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind the scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports Obama, and the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors. B&BB exposes the previously unreported details on how operatives plan to use the hundreds of millions in Super-PAC money pouring into this election. We know the money is pouring in, but Palast shows us the convoluted ways the money will be used to suppress your vote.”  Come join author Greg Palast and host watertiger for the lively discussion, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Beauty Is Embarrassing “is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.”  Join Filmmaker Neil Berkeley and artist / subject Wayne White with host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” !}

Previous post

Sunday Food: Home Canning

Next post

A Grand Jury Needs to Question Timothy Geithner