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Sunday Talking Heads: October 14, 2012

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Good morning, Pups! Hope you all got a good night’s sleep, with a bit extra for the Sunday. David Letterman brings us his “Top Ten Thoughts Going Through Paul Ryan’s Head” during that Time magazine photo shoot (dork). It sure would be nice if Ryan loses BOTH his races this year.

FDL Book Salon this afternoon is Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America (mercy!), should be fun. Lisa’s Movie Night is also of the sexy time, The Love Patient. See you here and there.

A note from Peterr:

The only women that Mitt 2.0 will appeal to are those who believe that they can change their men. “Sure, he was like that with all those other women, with his lying and cheating and abusive behavior, but now that he’s with me, I know *I* can fix him.”

OTOH, 60 Minutes looks very good, as does (as usual) the FDL Book Salon. Shark-fu rocks!

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Jake Tapper, host.  Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Roundtable: Newt Gingrich; former Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd; Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, moderator of this week’s vice presidential debate; presidential historian Richard Norton Smith; George Will; Donna Brazile.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Roundtable: Romney campaign advisor Bay Buchanan, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, Republican pollster Frank Luntz, David Corn of Mother Jones, and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

Chris Hayes:  Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight), Founder of FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver’s Political Calculus and author of “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t.” Thomas Stemberg, founder of Staples, Managing General Partner of the Highland Consumer Fund. Sarita Gupta (@saritasgupta), Executive Director of Jobs with Justice and Executive Director of American Rights at Work. Josh Barro (@jbarro), Lead Writer for Bloomberg View’s “The Ticker.” David W. Moore, Senior Fellow at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, Policy Critic at and Former Managing Editor and Senior Editor of the Gallup Poll. Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion. Zephyr Teachout, Professor at the Fordham University School of Law. Monica Youn, Brennan Center constitutional fellow at the New York University school of law where she focuses on election law and First Amendment issues. Alec MacGillis, senior editor for “The New Republic” and currently serving as the magazine’s correspondent for the 2012 campaign.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  Robert Gibbs. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Former Chair of the Florida Republican Party Al Cardenas. Roundtable: CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta, USA Today’s Susan Page, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, and Bill Burton of Priorities USA.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Democracy in the Arab world, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, American Enterprise Institute scholar Danielle Pletka, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and commentator Kishore Mahbubani. The back story to “Argo”, the Hollywood telling of how a handful of Americans escaped Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis, with former CIA officer and operation mastermind Antonio Mendez. Then, PBS’ “Death and the Civil War” with Harvard historian Drew Faust and filmmaker Ric Burns.

Fox News Sunday:  Pres. Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and Mitt Romney’s senior adviser Ed Gillespie.

Moyers & Company:  Justice, Not Politics: Exploring efforts to capture climate change in action, and the fight to protect our state courts from predatory politics.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta); Fmr. Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI); GOP strategist Alex Castellanos; and Tom Brokaw. .

Newsmakers:  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Republican Study Committee Chairman. Rep. Jordan discusses Campaign 2012, including his battleground state of Ohio. He also addresses the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, the expiration of the  Bush tax cuts and upcoming spending decisions. Reporters: Nicole Duran of the National Journal Daily and Jonathan Strong of the Congressional Reporter.

Q & A:  Evan Thomas, author of “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World.” The newly released historical narrative details President Eisenhower’s eight year term in office from 1953-1961. Thomas suggests that Eisenhower used the threat of nuclear war to prevent open conflict with the Soviet Union while never fully revealing just how far he was willing to go in deploying the weapons…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Aleppo – The Syrian civil war is taking lives and wrecking cities like Aleppo, the country’s largest. Clarissa Ward gets inside the country to report on its civilian victims, the rebels who the West is refusing to support and Islamic militants who some fear will hijack the revolution. Coming Home – Many returning veterans are getting into trouble with the law. In Texas, a creative new program offers an alternative to standard justice, which is helping to straighten out lives twisted by the stress of war. Scott Pelley reports. James Bond – Maybe one of the neatest tricks Agent 007 has been able to perform is keeping the James Bond film franchise alive and well for 50 years. Anderson Cooper talks to current Bond actor Daniel Craig and to Barbara Broccoli, whose family has produced the films since 1962.

To the Contrary: Will a more moderate Mitt Romney appeal to women voters? Then, we turn to the first UN International Day of the Girl Child and its focus on child marriage. And, Behind the Headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars.

Univision’s Al Punta: Alvaro Uribe, Former President of Colombia; Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union and Surrogate for the Governor Mitt Romney Campaign; Ambassador Luis Laureado, Surrogate for the President Barack Obama Campaign; Rafael Cox Alomar, Candidate for Puerto Rico’s  Resident Commissioner in Washington, D.C., Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) and Alejandro Sanz, GRAMMY Award Winner, singer and composer.

Virtually Speaking: Dave Johnson and Jay Ackroyd, 9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America. “The 2012 election was supposed to be about the economy, but over the last few months it turned into a debate about sex and women’s rights. In Delirium, Cohen takes us on a gripping journey through the confounding and mysterious episodes of our recent politics to explain how we and why we got to this place. Along the way she explores such topics as why Bill Clinton was impeached over a private sexual affair; how George W. Bush won the presidency by stealth; why Hillary lost to Obama; why John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate; and what the 2012 presidential contest tells us about America today…” Chat with Nancy L. Cohen about her new book, hosted by Pamela Merritt.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  The Love PatientHow far would you go to win back the love of your life? Perhaps send flowers, write poetry or even serenade that man of your dreams until he can take it no more? Paul, our hot but self-centered hero has other, more extreme ideas when sensitive hunk Brad drops him and begins dating another man. Not used to losing and determined to regain his love, Paul decides to pretend to have a life-threatening illness in what he sees as a foolproof method in ensuring Brad s return. But will it work or will the tangled web he weaves get him in hot water rather than in to the arms of his hot man? Populated by outrageous characters, this fun romantic comedy is a truly off the wall take on what one man would really do for love.”  Come join Lisa Derrick and guests for the discussion, 8pm ET Monday.

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