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Sunday Talking Heads: June 23, 2013

Listings Update: Glenn Greenwald will be on Meet the Pressthis morning.

It’s Summertime

Good morning, did the big bright shiny moon keep you awake last night? I had to get out my moonglasses.

Special note today, look for a segment on Pam Spaulding and Pam’s House Blend at the end of Melissa Harris-Perry today.

Lots on spying and immigration reform this morning, surprisingly little mention of the failed Ag Bill. As Peterr tell it:

Funny how the GOP House Leadership is nowhere to be found. You’d almost get
the idea that they don’t particularly want to talk about their spectacular
failure to pass a farm bill that they figured was in the bag.

For that matter, the subject of the failure of the farm bill to pass the
House does not seem to be on the agenda of any of the Sunday shows. I’m
sure it’s just an oversight. But just wait ’til all those Beltway farmers
start expressing their outrage at the media.

[Note: I’m not saying anything about the merits of the farm bill (or the
lack thereof) — but when the Speaker of the House brings a major major
bill to the floor and can’t get it passed, that’s news. Unless, of course,
you’re the booker for the Sunday Talking Head Shows. See my Saturday post John Boehner Is Not Pining for the Fjords.]

Here are the listings:


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander.  Foreign Policy Roundtable:  Martha Raddatz, Richard Haass, Dan Senor.  Roundtable:  Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rebecca Jarvis, Steven Rattner, Amity Shlaes.  Sunday Spotlight: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Iraq War veteran, discusses the role of women in combat.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).  Then, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  Also, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  Syria/Afghanistan update from Clarissa Ward.  RoundtableJohn Dickerson, Gerald Seib, Susan Page, Bobby Ghosh.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  Roundtable: Dan Balz, Dana Bash, Stephanie Cutter, Kevin Madden.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:   Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen.Mike Lee (R-UT).  Then,  MA Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez.  Roundtable:  Brit Hume, Bob Woodward, Julie Pace, Bill Kristol.

KORNACKI’S UP: Immigration, SCOTUS preview.
Christina Bellantoni, politics editor, PBS NewsHour (@cbellantoni)
Raul Reyes, contributor,, columnist, USA Today (@RaulAReyes)
Robert Costa, Washington editor, National Review (@robertcostaNRO)
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, (D) New York (@RepJeffries)
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist, The Guardian (@anamariecox)
Chris Geidner, legal & senior political reporter, (@chrisgeidner)
Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor, The Atlantic (@thegarance)

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY:  A feature on Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend at the end of the show.

MOYERS & COMPANY:  United States of ALEC — A Follow-Up.  Get updated on the secretive scheme to remake America by changing its laws, one state house at a time.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Immigration. Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Ranking member of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and immigration “Gang of 8” member, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); and  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).   Roundtable:  Robert Gibbs, Mike Murphy, Democratic Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Carly Fiorina, Chuck Todd.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) discusses the student loan debate from the House Democrats’ point of view. Rep. Courtney also discusses student loan proposals, the politics of student loans, and efforts to reauthorize No Child Left Behind.

Q & A:  The editor of National Affairs Magazine, Yuval Levin. He talks about the magazine and website, which he describes as a quarterly journal of essays on public policy and political thought. Levin comments on one journalist’s description of him as the “most influential conservative intellectual of the Obama era.” …

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Affirmative Action, Civil Rights 50th Anniversary, Prisons and Mentally Ill.

60 MINUTES:  EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE – Michael Morton was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison; he speaks out in his first interview. As Lara Logan reports, Morton’s case is one of a series of high profile wrongful convictions that have cast a harsh light on prosecutors. CRACKDOWN IN RUSSIA – Female punk protest band Pussy Riot piqued the ire of Russian authorities after they staged an anti-Putin rally in Moscow’s largest cathedral. The subsequent viral video of the stunt and stiff prison sentences for some of its members made the band a cause celebre. Lesley Stahl reports.  DESIGN THINKING – The term refers to incorporating human behavior into design and David Kelley and his Silicon Valley company IDEO have used this approach to create some of the world’s most iconic products, like the stand-up toothpaste tube and the computer mouse for Apple. Charlie Rose profiles the man and his company.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics:  Human trafficking. (We speak with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano).  SNAP Challenge.  Dr. Avis DeWeever, Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Republican Commentator Tara Setmayer.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Immigration Reform.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  David Dayen & Cliff Schecter compare notes and observations from the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal.  Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.  9pm ET.


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