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Sunday Talking Heads: November 18, 2012

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Your pancakes will be up in a minute.

Another most excellent Book Salon today, Sheila Bair will be here with her new book.  Monday, Lisa has an interesting movie on the antisemitic dentistry program at Emory after the war (that would be WWII). And tonight Richard Eskow and Dave Johnson are Virtually Speaking.

As for the listings, apparently everyone, dragging along Petraeus, will be jumping off the fiscal cliff screaming “BENGHAZIiiii!

Peterr notes:

Fox: Saxby Chambliss and Joe Lieberman are Fox’s idea of “fair and
balanced”. Note that no one else would call this pairing either fair or

NBC: Per Tbogg, “Charles Pierce has officially dubbed Lindsey Graham:
Huckleberry Closetcase. So it is written, so it shall be used…” You may
want to edit your listing accordingly.

To The Contrary: I’m sorry, but I just can’t tune in here, though others
who do not live in Missouri may wish to do so. I’m still recovering from
all the times I’ve had to listen to Todd Akin in campaign commercials that
I can’t bear the thought of turning on a show where his name is guaranteed
to be mentioned. Repeatedly.

To the listings:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Plus, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). Roundtable: House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, George Will, Donna Brazile, Jonathan Karl.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Roundtable: Tom Ricks, author of “The Generals,” David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and CBS News’ Margaret Brennan and Bob Orr.

Chris Hayes:  Tom Ricks, author of “The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today” and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. David Frum (@davidfrum), CNN Contributor. Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman), Wired senior reporter. Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), Demos vice president. Tara McElvey, Newsweek/Daily Beast correspondent. Julian Sanchez (@normative), Cato Institute research fellow. Yousef Munayyer (@YousefMunayyer), executive director of Jerusalem Fund & the Palestine Center. Noura Erakat (@4noura), the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee & Residency Rights. Raymond Castillo, Warehouse Workers United member. Greg Fletcher, Walmart retail worker.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  Benghazi – Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Then, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). And, the Chair of Mitt Romney’s Hispanic Steering Committee, Carlos Gutierrez. Roundtable: Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr.

Fox News Sunday:  Sen. Saxby Chambliss vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Sen. Joe Lieberman, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Then, Republican Governors, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin.  Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Bob Woodward, Kimberley Strassel, Charles Lane.

Moyers & Company:  Hurricanes, Capitalism & Democracy. Naomi Klein joins Bill Moyers to discusses the links between capitalism and climate change, and Trevor Potter assesses Big Money’s true impact on the election.

NBC’s Meet the Press:
Chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID); NY Times columnist Tom Friedman; former. White House Chief of Staff for President Clinton, John Podesta; GOP strategist Mike Murphy; and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

Newsmakers:  Former Governor and current Financial Services Roundtable President & CEO Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) discusses the financial sector and business communities response to the “fiscal cliff” and the U.S. economy. The Financial Services Roundtable is made up largely of banks and credit card companies. Pawlenty ran for president early in this cycle, and after he left the race, he became co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign for President. In September he left that position. The Financial Services Roundtable announced on Sept. 20 that Mr. Pawlenty would be its President and CEO. Reporters: Politico Assistant Editor of Financial Services MJ Lee and The Hill Reporter Peter Schroeder.

Q & A:  Aida Donald, author of “Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman.” The book traces Harry Truman’s early life and entry into politics to the end of his presidency. Donald discusses how the 33rd President’s early career was characterized by his efforts to remain honest despite the corruption present in local Missouri politics…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  The Super Cartel – 60 Minutes follows Immigration and Customs Enforcement on a three-year investigation and bust of the largest drug trafficking cartel the law has ever seen. Lara Logan reports from Colombia. The Baby Lab – Studies at Yale are finding that infants as young as a few months old seem to know right from wrong, suggesting that morality may come built in. Lesley Stahl reports. The College Game – Large-scale football programs have become critical tools in a race to raise revenues, bolster images and ultimately, win championships that will attract more students and better players to universities. Armen Keteyian reports.

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:  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) Illinois; Carlos Gutierrez, Former Commerce Secretary; Congressman elect Tony Cardenas (D) California District 29; Congresswoman elect Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) California District 35; Santiago Espot, President of Catalunya Acció; Larry Hernandez, Singer.

Virtually Speaking: Richard Eskow: Consultant/writer at Campaign for America’s Future (econ, social policy, health finance) tech); occasional musician, @RJEskow and Dave Johnson: Writer, Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America’s Future, @DCJohnson.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street From Wall Street and Wall Street From Itself.  “Sheila Bair is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, she witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became—along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner—one of the key players trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.”  Chat with Sheila Bair about her new book, hosted by James Galbraith.  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School History documents “the period 1948–1961, when an abnormally high rate of failure for Jewish dental students at Emory pointed to a culture of anti-­? Semitism in one corner of the campus.”  Join David Hughes Duke, John Duke and Lisa Derrick for the discussion.  8pm ET, Monday.

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