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Sunday Talking Heads: February 3, 2013

For starters…

Ahh, what a super morning! Football, love it or hate it, always good eats.

FDL Book Salon is Who Stole the American Dream, be here. Tonight has emptywheel, digby and McJoan Virtually Speaking. Tomorrow’s Movie Night is We Are Legion, The Story of the Hacktavists.

There’s some football wedged into today’s shows, but it is Super Sunday.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)Roundtable: Matthew Dowd; Univision anchor Jorge Ramos; Paul Krugman; Carly Fiorina; Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA). Then, Michelle Rhee.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Plus, CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Shannon Sharpe.

CHRIS HAYES:  The Hagel hearings, the new GOP, Stiglitz on inequality.  Joseph StiglitzJulianne MalveauxMichelle Goldberg author of “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World.” Kiron Skinner research fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for International Relations and Politics. Michael Hastings BuzzFeed Correspondent, Rolling Stone Contributing Editor, and author of the newly released digital book, ”Panic: 2012 -The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign.” Barbara SlavinAli Gharib a Senior Editor for The Daily Beast’s Middle East blog, Open Zion. Michael Brendan Dougherty national correspondent for The American Conservative. Dylan Glenn former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and now Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners, a financial services firm. Joe Weisenthal deputy editor at Edward Conard, author of “Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong,” and a former partner at Bain Capital.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin DempseyHines Ward and George Allen.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre. Captain Mark Kelly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Husband of Tucson shooting victim, Gabrielle Giffords.  Roundtable:  Kevin Madden, Nina Easton, Laura Ingraham, Evan Bayh.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  Are Drones Destroying our Democracy? Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey.  RoundtableRobert GibbsRalph Reed; former National Hispanic Co-Chair for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, Ana NavarroDavid Brooks.  Also, Bob Costas.

NEWSMAKERS:  Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He discusses this week’s hearing on gun violence and the issue of immigration reform. He also comments on the 2014 Iowa Senate race following the recent announcement by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) that he will not seek re-election. ReportersHumberto Sanchez, Roll Call Congressional Reporter, and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers Congressional Reporter.

Q & A:  Mark Shields, a syndicated columnist and political analyst on the PBS “Newshour.” He discusses his early days in politics and shares stories of his role as a legislative assistant to Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) and his work on the presidential campaigns of Senator Robert Kennedy (D-NY) in 1968 and Senator Edmund Muskie (D-ME) in 1972…


60 MINUTES:  Superceded by the Super Bowl.

TO THE CONTRARY:  As Hillary Clinton leaves behind her work at the State Department, she sits down with host, Bonnie Erbe, to share her dedication and commitment to women and girls’ empowerment. From First Lady to the U.S. Senate to the State Department, Clinton guides us through her storied career with one common thread: issues facing women and girls. AND, she tells us what’s next for her.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  President Barack ObamaSenator Charles Schumer (D), New York and Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security; Ezequiel Elizalde, victim of the kidnapping gang “Los Zodiaco”; Christian Obele, Pemex Headquarters Explosion Survivor in Mexico; Dr. Elmer Huerta, Health Expert.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Legislative analyst Joan McCarter, investigative journalists Marcy Wheeler and Digby consider current events in the political landscape. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning ‘news’ shows at the Bobblespeak Translations. 9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  In Depth:  Randall Robinson, the founder and president emeritus of TransAfrica, which monitors legislative activities and lobbies for more progressive U. S. foreign policy toward developing nations.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:   Who Stole the American Dream?   “Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.”  Come chat with Hedrick Smith about his new book, and host Ariadne Allen Autor. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists “takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members – some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial – as well as writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGION traces the collective’s breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world.” Join Lisa Derrick and Producer Brian Knappenberger, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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