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Sunday Talking Heads: December 16, 2012


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Connecticut School Shooting.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Connecticut School Shooting. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) a gun control advocate and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)Roundtable: The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Dan Gross, Lehigh University’s James Peterson, The Daily Beast’s David Frum and The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.

Chris Hayes:  Connecticut School Shooting, the future of the Violence Against Women Act, Michigan’s new anti-union law. Goldie Taylor (@GoldieTaylor), MSNBC contributor. Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), MSNBC Policy Analyst and Washington Post columnist. David Sirota (@davidsirota), Author, “Back to the Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now” and host of KHOW-AM’s “The Rundown with Sirota and Brown.” Jane McAlevey, author of “Building the Labor Movement in Obama’s Second Term.” Sarah Deer, assistant professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Akhil Amar, a Yale Law School Sterling Professor of law. Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore City police officer and assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Connecticut School Shooting.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:   Connecticut School Shooting.  Sen. Joe Lieberman about the tragedy in his state, and also Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) about the growing issue of gun control laws.  Then, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to talk about his stance that it’s not guns that kill, but rather people.  Roundtable: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol, Liz Marlantes.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  Video Essay: Living Under the Gun. The Connecticut tragedy is a chilling reminder of the price we pay for our pro-gun culture, an issue Bill spoke about shortly after the Colorado theater shooting.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Connecticut School Shooting. New York City Mayor Michael BloombergConnecticut Gov. Dannel P. MalloyRoundtable: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); NY Times columnist David Brooks; President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten; Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge; Former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett; and Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). The incoming chairman of the House Republican Conference looks at the so-called “fiscal cliff” and how Republicans and Democrats could come to agreement. She also talks about Republican priorities for the next Congress. Reporters: Washington Post Congressional Reporter Ed O’Keefe and Bloomberg News Congressional Reporter Kathleen Hunter.

Q & A:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Applebaum. She discusses her new historical narrative, “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.” Applebaum examines the effects of communist totalitarianism in three countries from the end of World War II to the uprisings of 1956 in the years following Stalin’s death. She focuses on East Germany, Poland and Hungary. Applebaum explains how the Soviets began creating institutions, such as the secret police, aimed at undermining civil society and increasing party control…


60 MINUTES:  Newtown – Scott Pelley reports the latest details on the Connecticut elementary school massacre and talks to the school’s nurse who survived it despite seeing the shooter. He will also interview former U.S. Secret Service members who have studied assassins and school shooters and will try to explain the mindset of the alleged gunman, Adam Lanza. Costa Concordia – When the 951-ft.-long luxury liner hit a rock 11 months ago off the Italian Coast, it was the biggest passenger ship ever to capsize. Now, the salvage operation to float and tow away the huge vessel is the biggest maritime salvage operation ever undertaken. Lesley Stahl reports. Judd Apatow – Anderson Cooper profiles the comedy filmmaker behind such irreverent hits as “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”

TO THE CONTRARY:  Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state. What it means for women represented by unions. Then, the United Nations criticizes the Afghan government for failing to implement the laws to protect women. And, Behind the Headlines. What you can do to get more women on corporate boards.

Univision’s Al Punto:  Special segment on the Newtown, Connecticut shootings; Diego Arria, former Venezuelan presidential candidate and Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations (1991-1993); Guillermo Moreno Garcia, former Attorney General of the Distrito Nacional, Founder of the “Alianza País” Political Party and former Dominican Republic presidential candidate; Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Boxer; 2010 Interview with late singer Jenni Rivera.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Political & social commentators Dave Johnson and Avedon Carol sum up the bizarre fiscal myth happenings of the week. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Follow @Avedon_Says @DCJohnson @Bobblespeak.  9pm ET.


FDL Book Salon: Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists are Destroying the Nation. “As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to report on one another, violent anti-immigration rhetoric is growing across the nation. Against this tide of hysteria, Pilar Marrero reveals how damaging this rise in malice toward immigrants is not only to the individuals, but to our country as a whole.”  Chat with Pilar Marrero about his new book, hosted by Sam Quinones.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Kings Point. “Director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort—men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection.”  Come join Sari Gilman and Lisa Derrick for the discussion.  8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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