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Sunday Talking Heads: June 9, 2013

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Good Morning. Found this video at Wired, it shows the terrain beneath the ice of Antarctica.

Check out the most detailed map of a continent never truly seen by human eyes: the de-iced surface of Antarctica. By virtually peeling back the frozen ice sheet and studying the land beneath, researchers can get a better sense of how the southern pole of our planet could react to climate change.

Today’s book salon is The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority. Movie Night Monday features Call Me Kuchu. Hope you participate in both.

And yes, you can tune in today to see John McCain. Do you think the bookers fight each other to get him on their show?


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI).  Plus, the Glenn Greenwald. Also, Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO).  Roundtable:  George Will,  Matthew Dowd, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Paul Krugman, Greta Van Susteren.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Sexual Assault in the Military.  Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).  Plus, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).  Also, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).  Roundtable:  The New York Times’ David Sanger, the Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Harvard University’s Joseph Nye and CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan.  Ending with Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), now the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO).  Then, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MDRoundtableAmy Walter, Robert Wexler, Tom Davis.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  Then, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Michael Hayden.  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Mary Matalin, Peter Baker.



MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore. Taming Capitalism Run Wild.  Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  No show, more French sports.

NEWSMAKERS:  Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS) talked about the 2014 campaign outlook for the Senate and congressional issues.?Topics included candidate recruitment, campaign strategy, and the Massachusetts election later in the month to replace former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Q & A:  New York University professor and author Robin Nagle to discuss her newly released book titled “Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City.” She suggests that the garbage men and women are the most important people on the payroll serving New York City’s 8.2 million residents. She explains that in her book she seeks to humanize the workers whom many people take for granted…


60 MINUTES:  The Cost of Admission – Steve Kroft investigates allegations from doctors that the hospital chain they worked for pressured them to admit patients regardless of their medical needs.  Justice Sotomayor – Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks to Scott Pelley about her life and career leading up to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the role affirmative action played.  God’s Architect – Perhaps the world’s most beautiful and unique church, the Sagrada Família in Barcelona has been under construction for more than 130 years, since genius architect Antoni Gaudí started working on it in 1883. Long after his death, builders are using modern technology to realize the master architect’s vision. Lara Logan reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Environment, encore.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), Nevada; U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R), Florida; U.S. Senator John McCain (R), Arizona; Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director of America’s Voice; Ada Pozo, Immigration Lawyer;  Saúl Arellano, son of deported activist Elvira Arellano.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Joan McCarter & Cliff Schecter discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media.  Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.  9pm ET, 6pm PT.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:  The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority.  “Fast Track facilitated controversial pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), which extend beyond traditional tariff-cutting to set constraints on domestic financial, energy, patents and copyright, food safety, immigration and other policies.”  Come chat with Lori Wallach about her new book, hosted by Dave Johnson.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Call Me Kuchu.  “With unprecedented access, CALL ME KUCHU depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.”  Join host Lisa Derrick with producer Katherine Fairfax Wright and director Malika Zouhali-Worrall for the discussion.  Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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