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Sunday Talking Heads: February 24, 2013

Good morning!

Watertiger’s coming in today for Book Salon, and so is Joe Biden – well, the Onion version of Joe Biden. Should be a ball. And tonight’s our annual Oscars Gala (fluffing my boas now), don’t miss it.

As for the listings, there’s an exclusive appearance by John McCain! Surprising, I know.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Foreign Affairs Roundtable:  House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), and Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)George WillChristiane Amanpour.  Political RoundtableGeorge WillDonna BrazileSteven Brill, author of this week’s cover story “Bitter Pill” on rising health care costs; former Lead Auto Adviser and Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven RattnerKimberley Strassel.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Major Garrett hosts. Sequestration, immigration and guns: View from the states. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Bob McDonnell (R-VA).  Then, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)RoundtableRep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), a psychologist who specialized in treating at-risk families and children exhibiting violent behavior before he was elected to Congress; National Alliance on Mental Illness Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick; Parents Television Council President Tim Winter; former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole; and Texas A&M International’s Chris Ferguson. Plus, National Journal’s Nancy Cook, Washington Post’s Scott Wilson and CBS News’ John Dickerson.

CHRIS HAYES:   The press, the sequester, cyber-war.  David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.  Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary.  Neera Tanden, president and CEO for Center for American Progress.  Michael Hastings, author of “Panic 2012 – The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign.”  Ana Marie Cox, columnist for The Guardian.  Brandon Valeriano, lecturer at the University of Glasgow in the Social and Political Sciences.  Steve Ellis,  vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense.  Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.  Bill Black, associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.  Oscar Joyner, president and chief operating officer of Reach Media, Inc.  Kimberly Peretti, partner in Alston’s White Collar Crime Group and co-chair of their security incident management and response team.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Then, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT).  RoundtableGov. Dan Malloy (D-CT)Haley BarbourGwen IfillJackie Calmes of the New York Times.FOX NEWS SUNDAY autostart:  Sequester. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).  Then, Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI).  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Nick Ayers, Evan Bayh.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  Taming Capitalism Run Wild.  Economist Richard Wolff and Restaurant Worker Advocate Saru Jayaraman talk about battling rampant capitalism, and fighting for economic justice.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) and the Chair of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA).  Then, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  RoundtableHarold FordPeggy Noonan; Host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve InskeepMaria BartiromoJim Cramer.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Judiciary Committee Chair.  He discusses immigration and gun control – two issues his committee is likely to play a major role in this year. Also, he discusses his plans as the Judiciary Committee chairman.  Next week, the Judiciary subcommittees are scheduled to hold hearings on E-Verify and on visa and guestworker programs for agricultural workers. Also, the full Judiciary Committee is to hold a hearing on drones and under what conditions the U.S. can target alleged American terrorists overseas. ReportersAlan Gomez, USA Today Immigration Reporter and Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post Congressional Reporter. 11:00am ET.

Q & A: Author and former Washington Post reporter Keith Richburg. He discusses China and other countries he has lived in as a reporter for the past thirty-five years. He recounts details of the exclusive story he reported about blind Chinese activist Chen Guangchen, and his attempts to leave the country. Chen’s release was ultimately granted after negotiations involving then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…


60 MINUTES:  Killing Bin Laden – A first-hand account of the raid that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist from one of the Navy SEALS who pulled the trigger. Scott Pelley interviews “Mark Owen,” a former SEAL who was in the room when Osama bin Laden died from American bullets, in his only interview. “Owen,” a pseudonym he uses for security, recalls each step of the mission and the preparation he and the nation’s elite force made for it, in order to give credit to his SEAL comrades and the hundreds of others whose work played a role in the successful mission. This historic account will be in four parts and will comprise the whole hour.

TO THE CONTRARY:  House Republicans decide whether or not to vote on the Violence Against Women Act amidst political issues barring its passage; The Feminine Mystique turns 50 this week, but is it still relevant?; Behind the Headlines: Kat Calvin. The CEO and Founder of blerdology wants to get more black women and girls into tech.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Marco Politi, Italian Journalist, Vaticanist and Author of “Joseph Ratzinger: Crisis of a Papacy;” Alberto Athié, Former Catholic Priest; Jorge Mario Cabrera, Spokesman for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); Frank Sharry, Founder & Executive Director for America’s Voice; Katherine Vargas, Communications Director of the National Immigration Forum; Felipe Montes, Deportee father who won custody of his children; Paco Delgado, Spanish Costume Designer and Oscar Nominee for Best Costume Design in “Les Misérables.”



FDL’S BOOK SALON:  The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden (The Onion book).  “In this scandalous memoir, America’s favorite politician discusses his early years, before he became ultimate wingman to the leader of the free world. For the first time ever “Diamond” Joe discusses the formative experiences of his life, including his childhood selling hooch in Scranton, his years cruising college campuses picking up co-eds in a Del Rio, the grade-A tang he plowed in the summer of ’87, and his “sweet ass gig” as Senator of Delaware.  ¶Speaking of his own work, Vice President Biden says, ‘Amigo, you’re just one click away from buying Uncle Joe’s tell all autobiography. My sweetest guitar riffs, bustiest lays, wildest benders, and sexiest appropriation bills, it’s all in there. You’ll not only hear about me and my buddy Barack, but I guarantee you’ll pick up some tricks that’ll serve you well in the sack. Plus, I’m deep in the hole right now and really need the scratch.'”  Chat with Chad NackersAlex Blechman about their new book. Hosted by watertiger.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’s MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Hit So Hard, The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel.  “As the acclaimed drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole, Patty Schemel was right in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt “different” never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. HIT SO HARD tells the story of Patty’s rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall from it), with no punches pulled… and it’s one hell of a story.”  Nominated for a GLAAD award for outstanding documentary and the NME award for best music film. Come join Lisa Derrick and her guests Todd Hughes, producer/writer and P. David Ebersole, director/editor/writer.

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