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Sunday Talking Heads: March 3, 2013

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Rabbit’s gonna give you tough love.

A lot of the same old, same old on today (surprise!) and also Gene Sperling many times, but even though Bob Woodward does show up in a roundtable, he isn’t matched up with Sperling.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  White House economic adviser Gene Sperling and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).  RoundtableMatthew DowdCokie RobertsJames CarvillePaul Gigot;Mia Love, Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)RoundtableBob Woodward, David Sanger, Rana Foroohar, John Dickerson.  Also, Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

CHRIS HAYES:  The budget ‘crisis,’ death penalty, CPAC.  Mattie Duppler, director of budget & regulatory policy for Americans for Tax Reform.  Jim Antle, senior editor of The American Spectator.  Stephanie Kelton, chair of the department of economics at University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Bryan Stevenson, founder & executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, professor at New York University School of Law.  Liz Mair, founder & president of Mair Strategies.  David Sirota, author of “Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now–Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything.”  Roberto Lovato, senior strategy fellow for Citizen Engagement Lab.  Jared Bernstein, former chief economist & economic policy advisor to Vice President Biden (2009-2011), senior fellow at the Center for Budget & Policy Priorities.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  White House economic adviser Gene Sperling.  On the next election with Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR).  RoundtableStephen Moore, Susan Page, Mark Zandi.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  The Romneys.  RoundtableBill Kristol, Kirsten Powers, Scott Brown, Charles Lane.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  Fighting Creeping Creationism. Zack Kopplin on fighting the onslaught of creationism and Susan Jacoby on the challenges of free thinking in America.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:   Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).  White House economic adviser Gene Sperling.  Roundtable: Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)Kathleen Parker; Managing Editor of Joy Reid; Chuck Todd; Tom Brokaw.

NEWSMAKERS:  Senate’s Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chair, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), looks at the energy issues facing the U.S. and his agenda as the committee’s new chairman. He discusses energy policy including drilling, exports of natural gas & other fossil fuels, the President’s choices for Energy, EPA, & Interior Department heads. Reporters: National Journal’s Energy & Environment Correspondent Amy Harder and The Hill E2-Wire Co-Author Ben Geman.

Q & A:  Bill Steigerwald. He discusses his recent book titled, “Dogging Steinbeck: Discovering America and Exposing the Truth About ‘Travels With Charley.’” He challenges the authenticity of Nobel Prize recipient and author John Steinbeck’s 1962 book called “Travels With Charley.” Steigerwald retraced Steinbeck’s cross country journey exactly 50 years later. He wrote about it at the time in a blog for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and kept a video log of many of the highlights of the trip. He contends that Steinbeck took so many liberties with the truth in the original book that it should not be classified as non-fiction…


60 MINUTES:  Life and Death of Clay Hunt – More active duty military died last year from suicide than in combat. The number of veterans who die by their own hand is also alarmingly high. Byron Pitts reports on Clay Hunt, a Marine combat veteran who was wounded in battle and later diagnosed with PTSD and depression. Hunt tried to help other veterans struggling with illness and the experiences of war, but lost his own battle and committed suicide.  China’s Real Estate Mogul – One of the richest self-made billionaire women in the world, Zhang Xin is one of China’s largest developers of office space, whose boldly designed skyscrapers have created signature skylines in Beijing. Xin speaks to Lesley Stahl about her business empire, her country, and its prospects.  China’s Real Estate Bubble – Real estate, especially residential, has been one of the driving forces of the hot Chinese economy. But now a bubble has been created that could lead to a debt crisis many fear could bring the world’s second largest economy to a standstill. Lesley Stahl reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  This week, panelists discuss the effect sequestration cuts will have on women and their children. Then, we turn to Marissa Mayer’s surprising announcement about employees at Yahoo!. And, Behind the Headlines: Rep. Jan Schakowsky explains why cosmetics and personal care products may be more dangerous than you think.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Special Senior Correspondent; Pablo Monzalvo, Journalist, Vatican Correspondent; Marco Politi, Italian Journalist, Vaticanist and Author of “Joseph Ratzinger: Crisis of a Papacy;” Juan Antonio Martínez and Antonio Montero Cuena, Catholic Priests; Miguel Angel Cabezas, Member of ARCIGAY, Italian LGBT Association; Pilar Reuque, President of the Network of Foreign Women.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:   A Fellow with Campaign for America’s Future and a Senior Fellow with Renew California, Dave Johnson writes regularly at Seeing the Forest and Alternet. Follow @DCJohnson.  A provocative member of the commentariat, movement liberal, entrepreneur and technologist, Stuart Zechman uses Twitter as a primary communications tool. He posts at Avedon’s other blog, TIME’s Swampland, Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism and the Daily Howler.  • Follow @stuart_zechman.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  In DepthLarry Schweikart.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:   Existence.  “Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an “alien artifact.” …”  Chat with David Brin about his new book. Hosted by Siun.  5pm et, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:   A Place At The Table “shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides-as they have in the past-that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.” Come chat with guests Kristi JacobsonLori Silverbush and host Lisa Derrick.  8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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