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Sunday Talking Heads: December 2, 2012

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Rise and Shine! Today Tim Geithner’s doing the Full Ginsburg (Full Geithner?) so we put together a preview video for you to watch.

FDL Book Salon is The Foreign Policy Auction this afternoon, Movie Night Monday is Sexy Baby, see you here for both.

And as for the listings, here’s Peterr:

Looking at the lineup for CBS, it’s clear that Benghazi is THE subject of great importance, but they’ll give Geithner a place to talk money for a while so that they don’t look like they alone are snubbing him.

And honestly, getting senators to talk about the fiscal cliff is nonsense, and the folks who booked them should be sacked. The negotiating parties that matter are the White House and the GOP members of the House of
Representatives. The senate, much to its chagrin, is an afterthought. It is no surprise, then, that senators demand to be heard on the Sunday shows.

“We are TOO important!” Sorry, your honorablenesses, but in this case, not so much.

But the award for scheduling the most hilariously inappropriate guest goes to the CNN booker that got Carly “I ran HP into the ground” Fiorina to talk about the fiscal cliff.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Roundtable: House Deputy Whip Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; former Romney campaign senior adviser Dan Senor; former Counselor to the Treasury Secretary and Lead Auto Adviser Steven Rattner; ABC News’ Cokie Roberts.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for fiscal cliff AND Benghazi. Plus, Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable: Moody’s Analytics Mark Zandi, Campaign to Fix the Debt’s Maya MacGuineas, TIME Magazine’s Rana Foroohar, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

Chris Hayes:  Taxes and social insurance; state budget crunches; Washington’s marijuana law. Gov. Dannel Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice), Democrat of Connecticut. Elizabeth Pearson, fellow at The Roosevelt Institute. Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett), contributor to The New York Times’ blog Economix , columnist for The Fiscal Times and Tax Note,  author of “The Benefit and the Burden.” Maya Wiley (@mayawiley), founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion. Tony Dokoupil, senior writer at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet), assistant professor at The University of Florida’s Drug Policy Institute and former senior advisor in the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama administration. Veronique de Rugy (@veroderugy), senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Dedrick Muhammad, senior economic director at the NAACP.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Then, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R- NH). Roundtable: Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina; Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT), USA Today’s Susan Page, A.B. Stoddard of The Hill.

Fox News Sunday:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)RoundtableBill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Evan Bayh, Ed Rollins.

Moyers & Company.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  Then, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)Roundtable: Grover Norquist, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jim Cramer, Maria BartiromoPress Pass with Sheila Bair.

Newsmakers:  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) discusses the debate over the “Fiscal Cliff.”  Numerous plans are circulating in Congress to address the issue. Senators Tom Harkin and Jay Rockefeller (D-WVA) are asking President Obama to reject changes to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and to work toward a deal that includes $1 in revenue for every $1 in spending cuts. Reporters: New York Times Congressional Reporter Jonathan Weisman and Roll Call Congressional Reporter Humberto Sanchez.

Q & A:  Michael Hill, author of “Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris.” Mr. Hill reflects on his early career in politics and the transition he made into independent research. He talks about the 20 year partnership he has developed with author David McCullough and the various books he has researched for him…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  The Cost of Admission – Steve Kroft investigates allegations from doctors that the hospital chain they worked for pressured them to admit patients regardless of their medical needs. Sam Hornblower, Michael Rey and Oriana Zill are the producers. Three Generations of Punishment – Born in a prison camp in North Korea, defector Shin Dong-hyuk describes how three generations of a family are brutally punished if one family member is considered disloyal to the regime. He tells Anderson Cooper the dramatic story of his escape. Around the World in 20 Days – Two adventurers have built the only solar-powered plane that can fly at night and hope to circumnavigate the world in it without burning any fossil fuel. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg talk to Bob Simon about their quest.

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:  Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Former Mexican Presidential Candidate (PRD); Katherine Vargas, Spokesperson for the National Immigration Forum; Juan Jose Gutierrez, President, Vamos Unidos USA; Alicia Ortega, Investigative Journalist “El Informe” and anchor of Noticias SIN in the Dominican Republic; Nuria Peria, Investigative Journalist; Nicolás Berardi, President TECHO.

Virtually Speaking:

C-SPAN’s Book TV:  Live In Depth – Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).

FDL’s Book Salon:  The Foreign Policy Auction. “U.S. foreign policy is being sold; not just altered, shifted, manipulated, or influenced – sold. Every single day the agents of foreign governments work to not only monitor U.S. foreign policy, but to actively change and even create it. They meet with policymakers, donate to their campaigns, write their speeches, and even write legislation. Yet, foreign lobbying garners scant attention, and no book has been written on the subject – until now. ”  Chat with Ben Freeman about his new book, hosted by Michael Busch. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

Movie Night Monday:  Sexy Baby “is the first documentary film to put faces to a seismic cultural shift: the cyber age is creating a new sexual landscape. While doing research for the film, we had intimate and candid conversations with kids in middle school classrooms, suburban shopping malls, nightclubs, college dorms, and even conducted an informal roundtable during a high school house party.”  Come join Lisa Derrick and guests for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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