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Sunday Talking Heads: March 10, 2013

Buenos dias! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead if you haven’t already. It’s that time of year again.

Yes, I wish I were waveside (caveside?) at Cathedral Cove, but I’m not.

Great Book Salon today, Foodopoly. Dday and KagroX are Virtually Speaking this evening. Movie Night Monday is The Revolutionary Optimists. See you here and there.

As for the listings: Jeb Bush is exceptionally busy selling his book and starting up his campaign for president, as if we haven’t had more than enough from the Bush clan lo these many years. I wish there were saints to preserve us.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  President Obama’s new charm offensive, Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster fight, and the battle over the budget and immigration.  RoundtableSen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)George WillPaul Krugman; Bloomberg News White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.  Plus, Jeb Bush.  Also, Sunday Spotlight, filmmaker R.J. Cutler discusses his latest documentary, “The World According to Dick Cheney.”

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Jeb BushSen. Rob Portman (R-OH)Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee.

CHRIS HAYES:  Deepak Bhargava, executive director, Center for Community Change.  M. Victoria Murillo, professor of political science and international affairs at Columbia University.  Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue.  Alejandro Velasco, professor at New York University.  Michael Moynihan, cultural news editor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  Sujatha Fernandes, associate professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.  Greg Grandin, professor of history at New York University.   Former Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney (@bobney), author of “Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill.”  Raj Date, former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Alexis Goldstein, Occupy Wall Street activist.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Then, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)Jeb BushRoundtable: Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, Newt Gingrich, former Bush and Romney adviser Alex CastellanosDonna Brazile.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Chair of the House Budget Committee Paul Ryan.  Jeb Bush.  RoundtableKimberley Strassel, Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams.

Melissa Harris-Perry.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: What We Can Learn From Lincoln. Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay for Lincoln, talks about America’s 16th president and “the history lesson of politics.”

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), freshman Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)Joe ScarboroughRoundtableDee Dee MyersMarsha Blackburn (R-TN); former John McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign Manager Steve SchmidtRuth Marcus.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, talked about tax reform, the future of Social Security and Medicare, and how Congress is addressing the budget cuts, debt, and the U.S. economy.

Q & A:  Author and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams. She discusses her newly released autobiography titled “My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.” Williams shares details of her prize winning work on the campaign to ban the use of landmines and her career as an advocate for world peace. She reveals the struggles she faced in adjusting to her new life as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She describes her political ideology as “left of liberal.” …


60 MINUTES:  Lethal Medicine – Scott Pelley investigates the source of tainted pain medication that caused fungal meningitis that has so far has killed 48 Americans and sickened hundreds more. Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg talks to Norah O’Donnell about the feminist movement that she says has stalled, her ascent to the highest realms of corporate America and her mission at the social media giant. God’s Architect – Perhaps the world’s most beautiful and unique church, the Sagrada Família in Barcelona has been under construction for more than 130 years, since genius architect Antoni Gaudí started working on it in 1883. Long after his death, builders are using modern technology to realize the master architect’s vision. Lara Logan reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:   We introduce you to 5 of the newest members of the 113th Congress: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM).

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Nelson Bocaranda, Venezuelan Investigative Journalist; María Corina Machado, Venezuelan Assemblywoman; Jeb Bush, Former Florida Governor and Co-Author of “Immigration Wars;” Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilman and Mayoral Runoff Candidate; María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Senior Special Correspondent.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  David Dayen and Kagro X.  David Dayen writes about state and national issues at Since 2004, his work has been cited by the LA Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post and he has been a guest on NPR, Pacifica Radio and Air America. Follow @ddayen.  David Waldman scrutinizes the US Congress and hosts Kagro in the Morning for Daily Kos. Follow @KagroX.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  Tuscon’s Festival of Books.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.  “Through meticulous research, Wenonah Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. She demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home, to famines in poor countries overseas. In the end, Hauter illustrates how solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift, a grassroots movement to reshape our food system from seed to table—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.” Chat with Wenonah Hauter about her new book. Hosted by K. Rashid Nuri.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  The Revolutionary Optimists.  “Children are saving lives in the slums of Kolkata. Amlan Ganguly doesn’t rescue slum children; he empowers them to become change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results. Filmed over the course of several years, The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence, as they fight for the better future he encourages them to imagine is deservedly theirs. …”  Come chat with filmmakers Nicole NewnhamMaren Grainger-Monsen and host Lisa Derrick, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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