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Sunday Talking Heads: April 7, 2013


We have Richard Wolff here this afternoon for Book Salon, talking about Capitalism, 5pm ET. Movie Night Monday is “Lotus Eaters”, 8pm ET. Joan McCarter and Jay Ackroyd will be Virtually Speaking this evening, 9pm ET.

For your talking head consideration: Partisanship And Diversity On The Sunday Shows In 9 Charts. I regret I can’t remember how I came across these links (twitters?), but check them out. Quotas might help.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer.   Foreign Policy Roundtable:  Martha Raddatz, David Sanger; Greta Van Susteren; George Will.  Roundtable: Arianna Huffington; Krugman; David Stockman; Greta Van Susteren; George Will.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Then, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  RoundtableBlaine Harden, who wrote the book Escape from Camp 14, which tells the story of the only person born in a North Korean prison camp to escape to the West, Gerry Seib, Major Garrett, Nancy Cordes.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT).  Then, former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.  Also, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL). Plus, Mike Duffy and Amy Walter.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer.  Asa Hutchinson.  Roundtable: Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers, Jennifer Rubin, Juan Williams.


MOYERS & COMPANY:  MLK’s Dream of Economic Justice. Theologian James Cone and historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. King’s other dream: economic justice.

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

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Then, Bill Richardson and Michele Flournoy who served as undersecretary of defense policy under President Obama from 2009-2012.  Roundtable Bill Richardson, Mike Murphy, Maggie Haberman, Andrea Mitchell.

NEWSMAKERS:  Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, says the group opposes background checks and worries they would lead to a national registry.

Q & A:  Tom Korologos, the former Ambassador to Belgium and former deputy assistant to Presidents Nixon and Ford. He discusses his recent Washington Post opinion piece about White House nomination battles titled “A History of Nomination Train Wrecks.” …


60 MINUTES:   Newtown – Parents of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre tell Scott Pelley that theirs is a lifetime quest to change gun laws in hopes of preventing the gun violence that took their young children. This is a two-part segment. Linsanity – Jeremy Lin shot from obscurity to stardom to become one of the few Asians to play professional basketball in the NBA. His sudden rise and stellar play became known as “Linsanity.” Charlie Rose reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: Brass Ceiling?, M.R.S Degree, Going Solo in America.  Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Former Judge Debra Carnahan, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Conservative Commentator Cheri Jacobus.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Yoani Sánchez, Cuban Dissident Blogger; Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior; Moisés Naím, Economist and Author of “The End of Power”; Olga Tañon, Singer.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Joan McCarter & Jay Ackroyd with Culture of Truth, author of the Bobblespeak Translations. 9pm ET.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  Live IN DEPTH with Amy Goodman, 12pm ET.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.  “Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve.”  Chat with Richard Wolff about his new book. Hosted by David Cay Johnston.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Lotus Eaters.  “These bright young things of London lead an excessive lifestyle that allows them to luxuriate in their own self-destruction. ”  Come meet with director Alexandra McGuinness and host Lisa Derrick.  Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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