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Sunday Talking Heads: March 31, 2013

Ahh yes, Sunday.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Roundtable: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D-NJ),Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Matthew Dowd, Jeff Zeleny, Katrina vanden Heuvel. Religious Roundtable: Writer and religious scholar Reza Aslan; Rev. Calvin Butts, Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York; author and atheist Susan Jacoby; Dr. Richard Land, of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; and Sojourners president Rev. Jim Wallis, author of “On God’s Side.”

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan.  Plus, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of  Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, Imam Suhaib Webb, Rabbi David Wolpe, Pentecostal Bishop Harry Jackson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:   Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).  Then, David Boies and Ted Olson.  Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Kevin Madden, Jessica Yellin. Finally, Senate Chaplain Barry Black and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:   Capt. Mark Kelly, U.S. Navy (Ret.).  Then, Cardinal Donald Wuerl the Archbishop of Washington DC.   Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Ed Gillespie, Charles Lane.


MOYERS & COMPANY:   And Justice for Some.  Fifty years after a landmark decision to give the poor their day in court, Bill explores why they still can’t afford justice — with insight from Bryan Stevenson, Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien.

MSNBC’S UP:  Starts April, 13 with Steve Kornacki.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).  Roundtable: David Axelrod; Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA); Eugene Robinson; Peggy Noonan.

NEWSMAKERS:   The president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, talks about the immigration debate and what to do about low-income and high-income workers from other countries, how the wages they’re paid affects American workers.?The AFL-CIO is concerned about any possibility that these workers might be paid a new lower rate that could affect what American workers are paid.?He also reacts to President Obama’s suggestion to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour – a rate the AFL-CIO thinks is too low.?And he comments on President Obama’s nomination of Thomas Perez to be labor secretary.

Q & A:  Author and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin. She discusses her new book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” and explains why she believes the use of military drones should be stopped. She talks about what motivated her in her early years to become an activist for peace, and provides insight into CODEPINK’s origins and motivations…


60 MINUTES:   The Pioneer Hotel Fire – Damning testimony from a crucial witness and modern methods of investigating arson present new evidence that could free a man in prison after 40 years. Steve Kroft reports on the latest twist in the Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson that killed 28 in 1970.  The Lost Boys – Bob Simon reports on the Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the U.S. Their odyssey began when they were forced to flee on foot from a Sudanese civil war 25 years ago that destroyed their homes and families. 60 MINUTES has been following them for 12 years. This is a two-segment report.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Why young women aren’t interested in running for office, the future of gay marriage after its two days in the Supreme Court and one woman’s banishment from the Westboro Baptist Church.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Barack Obama, President of the United States’ Interview with Univision News National Correspondent Lourdes Meluzá;  Israel Ortega, Editor in Chief,; Pedro Julio Serrano, Spokesperson, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Mario Rojzman, Rabbi, Beth Torah Miami; Reverend Samuel Rodríguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, Attorney and Muslim Chaplain;  Richard Sandoval, Chef & Entrepreneur.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  digby, an American political writer and founder of the liberal blog Hullabaloo and Stuart Zechman who organizes public commentary at legacy media political blogs. Also Culture of Truth.


FDL’s BOOK SALON:   And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border.  “It began with a frantic 911 call from a woman in a dusty Arizona border town. A gang claiming to be affiliated with the Border Patrol had shot her husband and daughter. It was initially assumed that the murders were products of border drug wars ravaging the Southwest until the leader of one of the more prominent offshoots of the Minutemen movement was arrested for plotting the home invasion as part of a scheme to finance a violent antigovernment border militia.”   Chat with David Neiwert about his new book, hosted by Brian Tashman, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:   The Age of Aluminum.  “Aluminum is booming and found its way into every facet of our lives: deodorants, sun lotions, vaccines or filtered drinking water. But what do we actually know about the side effects of our daily companions? The light metal comes with heavy consequences.”  Join host Lisa Derrick and producer Claire Dwoskin for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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