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Sunday Talking Heads: April 21, 2013

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The Vivaldi is courtesy of DrDave from yesterday’s stressbusting thread.

Dakine01 reviews the lineup for us:

OK, so it seems the Clinton Guy Who Was Shocked by Blowjobs gets to seem almost reasonable with his guests this week [ABC].

Bob Schieffer, correspondent to the court of Henry VIII gets to go all “let’s blame Obama for not keeping us safe” before then coming in and (probably) sandbagging the Newton folks and won’t see the irony.

Dancin’ Dave and his Disco Dance Party will probably let everyone Concern Troll the admin but a slight bit more subtly than Schieffer.

The group on Faux will probably call for an invasion/bombing of Iran.

And yeah, AGAG [Alberto Gonzales] will probably feel vindicated for some reason on CNN.

And Teddy Partridge had a couple comments:

Martha Raddatz, as I channel-surfed yesterday, was going on and on about how this was the first homeland terror attack since 9/11, etc etc etc. I hope none of the anthrax attack victims’ families were watching her: it’s as if anthrax never happened, except as a vague reference point when talking about this week’s ricin.

I hope someone asks her. Five people died; 17 were infected.


Perhaps AGAG will explain how the FBI let the dead brother out of their grasp once the Russians asked him to look into the guy three years ago. Or maybe he won’t recall….

Mauimom just wants to know:

Could someone please tell me what Alberto Gonzales can add to this discussion . . . .to ANY discussion?????

And are are those listings:


ABC’S THIS WEEK: Pierre Thomas and Byron Pitts.  Plus, Dan Abrams, Richard Clarke, and former FBI agent Brad Garrett.  Then, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. RoundtableHouse Homeland Security committee ranking member Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI); Senate Intelligence committee member Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN); Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass; Martha Raddatz; editor of The New Yorker David Remnick.  Finally, Boston author Dennis Lehane.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Rep. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Rudy Giuliani, Tom Ridge, and CBS News correspondents Bob Orr and John Miller. Plus, gun control with family members of Newtown victims Neil Heslin, Carlee Soto and Erica Lafferty.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Massachusetts Sen. William “Mo” Cowan.  Then, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), former Congressman & 9/11 Commission member Tim Roemer, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and former FBI profiler Candice DeLong.  Also, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Senate Intelligence Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Pete King (R-NY).  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol; Jane Harman; Michael Hayden, of the Chertoff Group; Juan Williams.


MOYERS & COMPANY:  The Toxic Assault on Our Children. Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food.


NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.  Then, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and former FBI agent, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), and the Assistant Majority Leader in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Roundtable: Former Secretary of Homeland Security and of the Chertoff GroupMichael Chertoff;  The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg;  NBC’s Tom Brokaw; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan.  Plus, the latest reporting and analysis from NBC’s Justice Correspondent Pete Williams and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep.?Luis Gutierrez (D-CA) discussed House drafted legislation on immigration.?A group of eight House members, including our guest has been quietly working on developing an immigration bill on the House side.?Rep.?Gutierrez discussed this effort as well as the role he thinks President Obama should play on immigration.?A Senate group of eight presented its bill this past Wednesday…

Q & A:  Washington Post Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran. He discusses his recent Washington Post article titled, “Too Big to Bail,” an examination of the embattled F-35 jet fighter program…


60 MINUTES:  Boston Bombing – News.  Sniffing Out Bombs – Working dogs like those used domestically for anti-terror operations are also saving the lives of American soldiers on the battlefield. Lara Logan gets a rare look into the secretive world of these special dogs, some of whose capabilities are classified.  T he 9/11 Museum – Lesley Stahl gets the first in-depth look at the September 11 Memorial Museum currently under construction seven stories below ground at Ground Zero, touring the massive space, getting a preview of its planned exhibits, and speaking to its director, president, and family members of victims who sit on its board.

TO THE CONTRARY:   Topics:  Climate Justice. Women and the Dangers of Flame Retardants.  Panelists: Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Heather White from the Environmental Working Group.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D), New York; U.S. Representative Loretta Sánchez, California (D), District 46; Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States; Jorge Castañeda, Univision News International Affairs Senior Contributor; Ezequiel Hernández, Immigration Lawyer; Enrique Capriles, Venezuela Opposition Leader.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Dave Johnson and Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal.  Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.  9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:   Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.  “A bold rethinking of the most powerful political idea in the world—democracy—and the story of how radical democracy can yet transform America.”  Chat with Robert W. McChesney about his new book, hosted by John Nichols.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  “Unmade In China follows the experience of a Los Angeles filmmaker who finds himself in Xiamen, China trying to direct a thriller, in Chinese, using a translator. He soon discovers that the old adage of making a film three times – in the writing, shooting, and editing – is in fact the opposite in China, where his film is “unmade” three times – in the writing, shooting, and editing – with each subsequent stage of the process even more excruciating and devastating than the one that came before it. ”  Join host Lisa Derrick and guests Gil Kofman (writer/director), and Tanner King Barklow (director) for the discussion.  8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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