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Sunday Talking Heads: June 2, 2013

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Please add links this morning to the latest on #occupygezi – and elsewhere.

Today’s Book Salon is on black churches and homophobia, emptywheel and Avedon Carol are Virtually Speaking and tomorrow night’s movie has to do with the movie The Shining.

Many scheduled segments on Syria amongst the talking heads, no doubt they will include the protests in Turkey. And yes, John McCain.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  ROUNDTABLE:  Karl Rove, David Plouffe, Arianna Huffington, Gwen Ifill, Paul Gigot.  Then Syria with Christiane Amanpour, Time International editor Bobby Ghosh and Aaron David Miller, vice president of new initiatives at the Wilson Center.  Sunday SpotlightRep. John Dingell (D-MI) who becomes the longest-serving member of Congress next week.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Syria and sexual assaults in the military with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI).   ROUNDTABLE:  Jill Abramson, Bob Woodward, David Ignatius, Dan Klaidman, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).  Then, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). ROUNDTABLEPaul Begala, Republican Strategist Kevin Madden, The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and The Root’s Corey Dade.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).  ROUNDTABLE:  RNC Chair Reince Priebus.  ROUNDTABLE:  Laura Ingraham, Evan Bayh, Jennifer Rubin, Amy Walter.

KORNACKI’S UP:  Broken DC, the DOJ and the media.
Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter/politics managing editor, Huffington Post (@aterkel)
Norm Ornstein, columnist & author, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism
Sahil Kapur, congressional reporter, Talking Points Memo (@sahilkapur)
Sarah Posner, journalist & author (@sarahposner)
Jeremy Scahill, author “Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield” (@jeremyscahill)
Krystal Ball, MSNBC’s The Cycle (@krystallball)


MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: Living Outside Tribal Lines.  Bill reports on striking extremes of wealth and poverty in California’s Silicon Valley, and writer Sherman Alexie discusses the influence of his Native American heritage.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).  Then, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  ROUNDTABLE:  David Axelrod; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); author of the new book, “The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies,” Jonathan Alter; Republican strategist Ana Navarro, and NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman.


Q & A:  Shola Lynch, producer and director of the recently released documentary titled “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.” The film tells the story of Angela Davis who in 1972 was charged by the U.S. government in a murder conspiracy case which generated vast publicity and ended in an acquittal for Angela Davis on all charges against her… [See also our recent Book Salon, Little Red.]


60 MINUTES:  Breakthrough – Humans can now move robotic limbs using nothing but their thoughts, a big step in the development of new robotic prostheses that could improve the lives of millions, including veterans who have lost limbs. Scott Pelley reports.  Stealing History – Some of America’s precious treasures, items like signed presidential papers and the Wright Brothers patent, have gone missing. One reason authorities began to take notice: a conman who stole thousands of them over several years.  Dame Maggie – Steve Kroft profiles Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith, who, at 78, has reached new heights of stardom due to the popular PBS series.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Hillary Clinton, encore.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman; Jorge Castañeda, Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; Reyna Grande, Author of “The Distance Between Us;” María Luisa Rossel, RPP News Correspondent; Carlos Chirinos, BBC News Correspondent; Olga Wornat, Journalist and Author.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Avedon Carol and Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media.  Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.  Follow @avedon_says @emptywheel @Bobblespeak.  9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  In Depth with Rick Atkinson.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community. “Despite recent gains by the LGBT community, including affirmation of same-sex marriage by the President of the United States, homophobic attitudes in America continue to thrive, especially within the sanction of the Black Church. Faith-based initiatives have forced black Christian LGBTQ individuals to deny their sexuality, causing further breakdown of the black family structure and exacerbating AIDs and HIV in the black community. What are the reasons for rampant homophobia in the Black Church and its related communities?”  Come chat with author Anthony Stanford and host Deena Sherman.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Room 237.  “A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.”   Join host Lisa Derrick and guests P. David Ebersole (Exec Producer), Todd Hughes (Exec Producer), and Tim Kirk (Producer), 8pm ET, 5pm PT Monday.

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