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Sunday Talking Heads: November 25, 2012

What Judi Bari was fighting for.

I don’t know about you but I am stuffed, so here’s some fruit for the breaking of the morning fast.

OK, today’s Book Salon, Slow Democracy is hosted by Riki Ott.  And Tuesday we have a Book Salon special edition with Amy Goodman and her new book, Kit O’Connell hosts. Monday Movie Night features Who Bombed Judi Bari? You’ve read about this here before.

Here are your listings, I’m still hearing the cries of BENGHAZEH! over that fiscal cliff…

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Armed Services Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham and Foreign Relations Committee member and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin. Then, actor and director Ben Affleck, founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Joe Klein, Ruth Marcus, Peggy Noonan, David Sanger.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Presidential authors Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Evan Thomas, Bob Woodward.

Chris Hayes:  Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine. Hussein Ibish, senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine and executive director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership. MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal, also a contributor to Newsweek magazine. Tarek Masoud, associate professor of public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Reza Aslan, author of ”No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Eli Lake, senior national security reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Heather Hurlburt, executive director of the National Security Network, a progressive think tank, and a former speechwriter and member of the policy planning team in the State Department under the Clinton administration.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  Retiring Senators Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Joe Lieberman and Rep. Barney Frank reflect on their careers.

Fox News Sunday:  Benghazi Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Then, Matthew Shay, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation and John Sweeney, Executive Vice President of Fidelity Investments.  Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Kirsten Powers, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company:  What It’s Like to Go to War. In this encore broadcast, Vietnam veteran and author Karl Marlantes explains what we need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  President Obama’s second term with documentarian Ken Burns; Vice Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Carly Fiorina; MSNBC’s Al Sharpton; New York Times columnist David Brooks; and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.  Then, the Chair of the Armed Services Committee Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), and Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King (R-NY).  Plus, Honeywell CEO David Cote.

Newsmakers:  Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry discusses the fiscal cliff and what unions, such as the SEIU, hope to see happen. She was at the White House last week for meetings that President Obama held over three days with labor & progressive groups, business leaders and members of Congress about the fiscal cliff. The SEIU and AFSME & the NEA are reported to be taking out ads soon “in the six figures” in support of President Obama on the fiscal cliff. Reporters: National Journal Tax and Budget Correspondent Nancy Cook and Bloomberg News Reporter Heidi Przybyla.

Q & A:  Ted Widmer, editor of “Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy.” The book contains two audio CDs with 75 minutes of recorded conversations from the oval office, cabinet meetings, telephone calls, and private dictations during Kennedy’s presidency. Mr. Widmer describes how he was approached by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to select and introduce and transcribe the recordings…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  Children Helping Children – Craig Kielburger has kept his promise to save children around the world, a mission he began 17 years ago when, as a child himself, he founded “Free the Children” — an organization now in 45 countries that empowers children to help other children. Scott Pelley reports.The New York City Ballet – 60 Minutes goes behind the curtain to show how Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins works hard to build a new future for the New York City Ballet on the legacy of its founder, George Balanchine. Lesley Stahl reports. Lion Kings – Few people know more about lions than filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, who have been living in the bush and filming Africa’s big cats for 30 years. Lara Logan reports.

To the Contrary:  Panelists discuss how holiday shopping could boost the economy before the so-called fiscal cliff. Then, the Church of England votes against allowing women bishops. And, Behind the Headlines: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans shares the challenges faced by hourly wage earners.

Univision’s Al Punto:  Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) Florida; Joaquin Castro, Congressman-elect Texas (D) District 20; Anabel Hernandez, Mexican Journalist and author of “Mexico en Llamas: El Legado de Calderon”; Enrique Acevedo, Univision Network News Anchor and host of the Documentary “Fuerzas Comando”; Roxana Soto and Ana Flores, Authors “Bilingual is Better.”

Virtually Speaking:  Off tonight.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community and Bringing Decision Making Back Home.  “Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, and slow money helps us become more engaged with our local economy, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. In Slow Democracy, community leader Susan Clark and democracy scholar Woden Teachout document the range of ways that citizens around the country are breathing new life into participatory democracy in their communities.”  Chat with Susan Clark and Woden Teachout about their new book, hosted by Riki Ott. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Book Salon Tuesday Special:  The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.  “In this New York Times Best Seller, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.” Come chat with author Amy Goodman, hosted by Kit O’Connell.  Tuesday, 2:00p ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Who Bombed Judi Bari?  “A news anchor reports while graphic news coverage of a terrorist car bomb attack in 1990 in Oakland, CA is shown. Two Earth First! activists are immediately blamed by the FBI for bombing themselves. We learn that the victim/suspects Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney have later sued the FBI and Oakland Police and that Judi Bari is now dying of cancer before her case goes to trial. Weak though defiant, she gives her deposition, on camera, just a month before she dies.”  See also Leighton Woodhouse’s article at The Dissenter. Come discuss the movie and the case with host Lisa Derrick and her guests, 8pm ET, Monday.

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