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Sunday Talking Heads: March 17, 2013


And Good Morning!

Remember Book Salon this afternoon, The Noir Forties. And tomorrow night Patton Oswalt will be here with the director of his short film for Movie Night, you can watch it here, scroll down. Sounds like fun to me.

As Atrios would say, document the atrocities:


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Martha Raddatz host. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).  RoundtableGeorge WillMatthew Dowd; House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered Audie CornishCarly Fiorina, chair of Good360.  Foreign Policy RoundtableMadeleine AlbrightStephen HadleyGen. James Cartwright (USMC, Ret.).  Plus, Bob Woodruff on the Iraq War.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Plus, RNC Chair Reince Priebus.  Then, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  Foreign Policy RoundtableRichard Haass, The Council on Foreign Relations President; Danielle Pletka of American Enterprise Institute; David Rhode of The Atlantic; David Sanger from The New York Times.

CHRIS HAYES:  Zainab al Suwaij, co-founder and executive director of the American Islamic Congress.  Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.  Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).  Basma Zaiber, Iraqi caseload coordinator and director of development and research for The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.  Koby Langley, Iraq War veteran not senior advisor to Americor for Veteran Initiatives.  Raed Jarrar, communications director for Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, former Iraq specialist  to the American Friends Service Committee.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).  Sam Seder, host of The Majority Report, co-host of Ring of Fire.  Heidi Moore, economics and finance editor for The Guardian newspaper.


CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Cyberwar, North Korea, Iran. Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep.Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). Then, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR).  RoundtableAl Cardenas of the American Conservative Union, Democratic Strategist KiKi McLeanRep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)Dr. Ben Carson (R).

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).  Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks and Steve LaTourette, President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership.


MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: Ending the Silence on Climate Change.  Why climate change gets the silent treatment, and what we should do about it.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George.  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).  RoundtableChris Matthews; former two-term Republican Governor who, in 2002, was appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to investigate the sex abuse scandals in the Church, Frank Keating (R-OK)Kathleen Kennedy TownsendAna Navarro.  Gov. Scott Walker on the State of the GOP.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the new chair of the Republican Study Committee, discusses the congressional debate over spending and taxes and other topics, including energy policy and the RSC’s opposition to a carbon tax.

Q & A:  Fred Barnes, television commentator and executive editor of the Weekly Standard. He discusses the relative importance of the Weekly Standard to those in the political community, including the role it played in discovering Sarah Palin in 2007. He reflects on his conservative upbringing in Arlington, Virginia and notes the changes he experienced in his life when he became a born again Christian…


60 MINUTES:  The American Nuns – One of the pressing problems newly elected Pope Francis may want to address is the disillusionment among American nuns. Many were shocked last year when the group that represents most of them was reprimanded by the Vatican, which said the nuns’ liberal ideas were undermining the Church. Bob Simon reports. The Innovator – Twitter creator Jack Dorsey tells Lara Logan about his brainstorm for the popular social medium, his separation and reunion with the company and his current venture, Square.  Hit Man – John Veasey used to kill people for a living as a hit man in the Philadelphia mob. Today, Veasey drives a church bus and attends weekly worship as a born-again Christian in a Middle American suburb. Has he really changed? Byron Pitts reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Meet the New Congresswomen #2: Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Suzan Beldene (D-WA), Carol Shea Porter (D-NH), Ann Kuster (D-NH).


VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Avedon Carol and Joan McCarter. Avedon Carol writes about American politics, captured media, captured gov’t, censorship and health care.  Read Avedon’s Sideshow. Follow @Avedon_Says. Joan McCarter – As Senior Policy Editor and regular front page contributor to Daily Kos, Joan tracks national legislative developments.  Read Daily Kos. Follow @joanmccarter.  Plus satire from Culture of Truth, author of the Bobblespeak Translations.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:  The Noir Forties: The American People From Victory To Cold War.  “From one of our finest cultural historians, The Noir Forties is a vivid reexamination of America’s postwar period, that “age of anxiety” characterized by the dissipation of victory dreams, the onset of the Red Scare, and a nascent resistance to the growing Cold War consensus.”  Chat with Richard Lingeman about his new book with host Richard Kreitner, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Patton Oswalt – To Be Loved & Understood.  Julien Nitzberg, director of cult favorite The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginiacreated this 10-minute documentary on hero comedian Patton Oswalt. To Be Loved and Understood touches on the performer’s creative process, daily life, and struggles with depression, with a good dose of stand-up footage thrown in as well. Brought to you by the Thrash Lab, the same people behind those awesome slow-mo carnage videos.  WATCH the film here, then come join director Julien Nitzberg and host Lisa Derrick for the fun, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Photograph by Brian Yap under Creative Commons license

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