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Sunday Talking Heads: May 19, 2013

The Lakeside Daisy.

Good Morning. Don’t you love the little sunshine daisies? They are quite rare due to habitat destruction and the fact they need to be pollinated by a plant they aren’t directly related to. They grow only in a few spots around the Great Lakes.

FDL Book Salon today is timely, Fighting for the Press, hosted by Kevin Gosztola (BevW really does use a crystal ball when she schedules these discussions). Digby and McJoan are Virtually Speaking tonight. And Monday, you and Lisa will interview Eric Minh Swenson, a documentarian chronicling the art and artists of Southern California.

And here are today’s BenghazIRS listings:


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.  Then, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY).  Roundtable: George Will; Ron Fournier; American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan; Katrina vanden Heuvel; Jeff Zeleny.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:   White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.  Then, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Plus, the President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt.  Roundtable: David Sanger, Lois Romano, Dan Balz, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.  Then, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  RoundtableSusan Page, Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro, Jessica Yellin.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:   White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.  Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  Roundtable:  Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Dennis Kucinich.

KORNACKI: The nature of scandals, the IRS, workers’ rights.
Margie Omero, democratic pollster, managing director, Purple Strategies (@margieomero)
Alan Abramowitz, political science professor, Emory University
Rick Hertzberg, writer, The New Yorker (@rickhertzberg)
Liz Kennedy, counsel, Demos
Mark Elias, attorney, Perkins Coie and chairman of the firm’s political law practice.
Kim Barker, reporter, ProPublica (@kim_barker)
Chaumtoli Huq, professor, New York Law School, with expertise in labor, employment and human rights (@lawatmargins)


MOYERS & COMPANY:   The Toxic Politics of Science.  Bill explores why lead and other toxins continue to threaten America. Also, how money still secretly rules Washington.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Donald Rumsfeld, book hawker.  White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.   Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI).  Roundtable:  Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Peggy Noonan, Bob Woodward.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep.?Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talks about congressional strategy for dealing with the debt as well as whether Congress can move forward with a budget when the House and Senate have differing plans.?He also addresses some of the controversies that are ballooning in Congress, including the IRS.  On Tuesday, the CBO scaled back its estimate of the U.S. deficit, suggesting it will be $642 billion this year, more than $200 billion less than it previously predicted.? Reporters:  Lori Montgomery, Economic Policy Reporter at the Washington Post, and Daniel Newhauser, Congressional Reporter at CQ Roll Call.

Q & A:  S. James Gates, Jr., a recipient of the National Medal of Science. The award for 2011 was presented by President Obama in a White House ceremony in February of 2013. Dr. Gates discusses the process by which a scientist is nominated and selected for this distinction, which is the highest honor the U.S. government bestows upon scientists. Gates shares memories from his childhood, and details how he came to be interested in studying science as a young student….


60 MINUTES:  A Face in the Crowd – The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer. Even if your picture isn’t on the Internet, computer facial recognition technology in public places is making it harder to remain anonymous.  Three Generations of Punishment – Born in a prison camp in North Korea, defector Shin Dong Hyuk describes how three generations of a family are brutally punished if one family member is considered disloyal to the regime. He tells Anderson Cooper the dramatic story of his escape.  Michael Jackson – Lara Logan gets a rare look at some of the personal effects of the late pop singer, whose brand is making more money in death than the King of Pop was earning later in his free-spending life.

TO THE CONTRARY:   New Americans and the emerging industry that is growing up around them.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), Florida’s 27th District; U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Florida’s 25th District; Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary; Pedro Pierluisi, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico; Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles; Dr. Juan José Rivera, Univision Network News Chief Medical Correspondent; Marta Duque, patient who underwent a double mastectomy

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Digby & Joan McCarter discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal. Follow @digby56 @JoanMcCarter.  Plus political satire from Culture of Truth, @Bobblespeak.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  2013 Gaithersburg Book Festival.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:   Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.  “James Goodale, chief counsel for the Times during the Pentagon Papers, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the internal debates – legal, political, economic and corporate – and the reasoning behind the strategy that emerged. Goodale narrative follows those weeks in June when the press’s freedom of speech came under its most sustained assault since the Second World War.”  Chat with James C. Goodale about his new book, hosted by Kevin Gosztola.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’s MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Host Lisa Derrick “interviews director/photographer Eric Minh Swenson about his work chronicling art and artists in Southern California.  Swenson has gained unprecedented access to artists, collectors, curators, gallerists, and art world denizens from San Diego to Ventura. His photos and interviews are revealing portraits of both the Southland and the artistic impulses–shaped by the area’s geography, climate, history, and cultures–that express themselves here. His growing body of work–over 200 short film about Southern California art to date, and thousands of photos– is unique, far ranging and in depth. The art scene in any city has yet to be documented this extensively.”  Join the discussion Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Photo by twolf, taken at the Lakeside Daisy (Colleen “Casey” Taylor & Ruth E. Fiscus) State Nature Preserve, 2013

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