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Sunday Talking Heads: November 11, 2012

There is no glory in war.

Good morning. It’s Veterans Day today (if only the Great War had been the war to end all wars). Peace.

Don’t miss FDL Book Salon this afternoon, it’s a great one – Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power. And Lisa’s presenting the movie Brooklyn Castle, schoolkids rocking chess.

Of course there’s the post-election wrap-ups on the shows, and no doubt the opening salvo for 2016 (saints preserve us). Plus there’s a lot of fiscal cliffity stuff, the Village is concerned:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Roundtable: Fox News anchor Greta van Susteren, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel. Then, two members of the Senate Budget Committee: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair and co-chair of the 2011 “Super Committee” on deficit reduction; and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), “Republican member of the “Gang of Six” during last year’s debt ceiling debate and vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence “discuss the outcome of the 2012 election, the coming negotiations over the year-end ‘fiscal cliff’ and the sudden resignation of CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus.”

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod. Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Vanity Fair’s Dee Dee Myers, Harvard University’s David Gergen, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

Chris Hayes:  Hakeem Jeffries, newly elected Congressman representing the 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York State Assemblyman. Teresa Ghilarducci (@tghilarducci), labor economist and director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School. 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.” Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general in charge of oversight of TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Program). Robert Wolf (@robertwolf32), former President of UBS Investment Bank, outside adviser to President Obama and host of “Impact Players,” a weekly webcast on Reuters’ YouTube channel. Molly Ball (@mollyesque), national political reporter for The Atlantic.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).  Then, California Gov. Jerry BrownRoundtable: former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, WA Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, former Commerce Secretary and Romney campaign adviser Carlos Gutierrez, and American Values President Gary Bauer on the future of the Republican Party.

Fox News Sunday:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee.  Then, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)Roundtable: Bill Kristol. Evan Bayh, Laura Ingraham, Kirsten

Moyers & Company:  The Election is Over — Now What? A bitter election behind us, and burning questions ahead. Bill explores what happens next with journalists Bob Herbert, Reihan Salam, and James Fallows.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  Democratic Policy Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and member of the “Gang of Six” during the debt ceiling debate, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).  Then, Andrea Mitchell on Gen. Petraeus.  Roundtable: Rep.-elect Joaquìn Castro (D-TX); Republican strategist Steve Schmidt; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, and NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform and the man behind the “taxpayer protection pledge” – which 279 members of Congress signed – discusses the fiscal cliff and how Congress should address the debt and taxes and revenue in the lameduck session. After the election this week, Grover Norquist wrote in National Review Online that President Obama got a smaller percentage of votes than in 2008, and he said the “Republican House was reelected after not just touching but fondling the ‘third rail of American politics.’” The modern Republican party, Mr. Norquist wrote Wednesday, “is the party of the Ryan Plan: No tax hikes.” Reporters: Politico Senior Tax Reporter Steven Sloan and The Hill Reporter Russell Berman.

Q & A:  Matthew Heineman, director and producer of the documentary film “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.” Heineman shares the premise of the film which examines the deficiencies in America’s healthcare system and explore cost effective solutions. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is currently showing in select theaters. Heineman co-directed the movie with veteran filmmaker Susan Froemke. He talks about the issues that arise from fee-for-service medical reimbursement that compensates doctors for each procedure, and in some cases leads to overtreatment of preventable diseases. He highlights alternatives to this method of physician compensation, such as the plan adopted by the Cleveland Clinic which pays doctors a salary and incentivizes them to provide better treatment as measured by patient’s results. Heineman introduces viewers to Dr. Erin Martin, an Oregon general practitioner who quits her clinic after feeling that the productivity quotas were being imposed upon her and other doctors. She states that the quality of care was compromised in this manner. Heineman shares solutions being developed which include an experiment by the military to use acupuncture in the place of pain medication, a fellowship program by Dr. Andrew Weil that teaches doctors about the importance of nutrition in preventing illness, and research by Dr. Dean Ornish demonstrating how lifestyle change can prevent and even reverse heart disease. Matthew talks about why he became a filmmaker, and what he plans to do for his next project.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Belle Harbor – The residents of this New York City shoreline neighborhood have suffered more than their share of tragedy, but continue to show a unique strength and grace even after being devastated by Superstorm Sandy. Scott Pelley reports. Three Million Open Jobs – As millions of Americans remain unemployed, U.S. manufacturers are having trouble filling jobs requiring the skills to operate their high-tech machinery. Byron Pitts reports. McCullough – Morley Safer accompanies author/historian David McCullough to Paris, the most important city in the world at the founding of the U.S. and a place that had a profound influence on the new nation.

To the Contrary: Panelists discuss the historic win for women in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives and what President Obama’s second term means for women. Then, the importance of women’s vote in this election. Behind the Headlines. Coming Home. The challenges faced by returning women veterans.

Univision’s Al Punto:  Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce and Chair of the Trade Policy Advisory Group for the Mitt Romney Campaign; Henry Cisneros, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Congressman-elect Joe Garcia (D), Florida District 26; Congressman-elect Raul Ruiz (D), California District 36; Congressman-elect Pete Gallego (D), Texas District 23; Congressman-elect Filemon Vela (D), Texas District 34; Fabian Nuñez, Noticias Univision Democratic Analyst; Helen Aguirre Ferré, Noticias Univision Republican Analyst; Manny Diaz,  Former Miami Mayor; Alfonso Aguilar, Republican Analyst.

Virtually Speaking:

C-SPAN’s Book TV. 

FDL’s Book Salon:  Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power.  “Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through these converging narratives, the award-winning investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld tells a dramatic and disturbing story of FBI surveillance, illegal break-ins, infiltration, planted news stories, poison-pen letters, and secret detention lists. He reveals how the FBI’s covert operations—led by Reagan’s friend J. Edgar Hoover—helped ignite an era of protest, undermine the Democrats, and benefit Reagan personally and politically. “ Chat with Seth Rosenfeld about his new book, hosted by Todd Gitlin.  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Brooklyn Castle is a “documentary about I.S. 318 — an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level — that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country.”  Come join Lisa Derrick and her guest Katie Dellamaggior, 8pm ET.

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