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It’s Morningtime!

This afternoon Teddy hosts Book Salon, with Daniel Hernandez, the young man who rushed to Gabby Giffords aid when she got shot, helping to save her life. At the time he was an aide to the Congresswoman, he was recently elected to Sunnyside Unified School District governing board. It will be interesting to see where this man goes in politics.

Lisa Derrick has a fun Movie Night Monday for us, a Star Trek geek fest. All the episodes of the Star Trek TV shows are free on Hulu right now. Her special guest for the evening will be David Gerrold who wrote the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”, among others. Resistance is futile.

Looking over the lineup, dakine wonders if someone could get drunk this morning based on how many times Tom Friedman quotes cab drivers. So take care, if you tune in there.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  RoundtableJim Messina, Karl Rove, Terry Moran, Donna Brazile; Peggy Noonan.  Foreign Policy RoundtableChristiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Goldberg, Dan Senor, Rana Foroohar. Plus, director Alexandra Pelosi and Jim McGreevey discuss their new HBO film “Fall to Grace”.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Foreign Policy RoundtableRep. Mike Rodgers (R-MI), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee; Tom Friedman; Clarissa Ward; Bobby Ghosh.  Then Prop 8 at SCOTUS with Austin Nimcocks, pro-Proposition 8 lawyer and Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo who supports marriage equality.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:   Veterans Affairs Dept. Secy. Eric Shinseki.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:   Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  Then gay rights with Nicolle Wallace and Gary Bauer.  RoundtableNewt Gingrich, Evan Bayh, Jennifer Rubin, Juan Williams.


MOYERS & COMPANY:  What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? Bill takes a close look at avarice, banks, and capitalism — the ABCs of economic inequality — with insight from Sheila Bair and Richard Wolff.


  • Melissa Murray, professor of law at University of California Berkeley Law School, author of Columbia Law Review article “Marriage as Punishment.”
  • Urvashi Vaid (@urvashivaid), author of “Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class & the Assumptions of LGBT Politics,” director of Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law.
  • Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal.
  • Dean Hara, widower of Representative Gerry Studds who was the first openly gay member of Congress, plaintiff in Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al.
  • Dan Savage (@fakedansavage), editorial director of The Stranger, host of Savage Love podcast, columnist of Savage Love, co-author “How to be a Person: The Stranger’s Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself.”
  • John Liu (@JohnLiu2013), comptroller of New York City and 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate.
  • Bill Thompson (@BillThompsonNYC), served as comptroller of New York City from 2002-2009, 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate.
  • Sal Albanese (@SalAlbanese2013), served as a New York City councilman from 1983-1997, 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate.
  • Bill De Blasio (@BilldeBlasio), New York City public advocate, 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Personal Freedoms, NYC Mayor Mick Bloomberg v NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.  President Obama’s trip to the Middle East with Richard Engel.  RoundtableRalph Reed; Hilary Rosen; EJ Dionne; David Brooks. Then Prop 8 with David Boies.

NEWSMAKERS:  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) discusses the budget, the CR, his longtime thinking about the fiscal cliff, as well as the debate over gun legislation.?He has proposed 23 amendments to the current budget bill…

Q & A:  Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health and former head of the Human Genome Project. Collins talks about the administration of the NIH which is comprised of 27 institutes and centers. He discusses the importance of the Genome Project to medical research and how it has helped doctors personalize medical treatment…


60 MINUTES:  Crackdown in Russia – Female punk protest band Pussy Riot piqued the ire of Russian authorities after they staged an anti-Putin rally in Moscow’s largest cathedral. The subsequent viral video of the stunt and stiff prison sentences for some of its members made the band a cause celebre. Lesley Stahl reports.  Blindsided – Brian Banks may yet play in the NFL. But he knows it’s a longshot after spending five years in prison on a rape charge for which he was later exonerated.  The Nile Crocodile – Anderson Cooper finds out that underwater, the man-eating Nile crocodile can look graceful, even beautiful, as he swims with the dangerous predators and the researchers studying them.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Are single parent families are leading to the decline of men? Then, a New York Magazine article about feminist women who choose to stay home. And, behind the headlines, a history of women in defense.

UNVISION’S ALPUNTO:  Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; Jorge De León Duque, Guatemala Human Rights Prosecutor; Elba Márquez, Grandmother of Sandy Hook Elementary School victim; José W. Fernández, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs; María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Special Senior Correspondent; Carlos Chirinos, BBC Mundo Correspondent.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Cliff Schecter and Gaius Publius, 9pm ET, 6pm PT.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:   They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth.   “Daniel Hernandez helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and his life experience is a source of true inspiration in this heartfelt memoir.”  Come meet with Daniel Hernandez to talk about his new book, hosted by Teddy Partridge, 5pm ET. 2p, PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Star Trek. Live Long and Prosper.  Resistance is futile: Hulu is running Star Trek and the spin-offs for free right now.  Turn on and then tune in here Monday night and meet tribble writer David Gerrold, I wonder if he purrs too. 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Here’s a trailer from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness:

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