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If it’s Sunday, it’s white conservative and male (except for MSNBC). Media matters shows you how bad it is. Go peruse the charts, it’s stunning.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT),  Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  Roundtable:  Paul GigotMaggie HabermanMark Leibovich, Tavis Smiley.  Plus, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.  Then, Bob Woodruff with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot last year for attending school.

Update: @mattgutmanABC, @danabrams, @PierreTABC, @tavissmiley + Paul Gigot break down George Zimmerman’s acquittal this morning on #ThisWeek.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Then, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).  Plus,Rep. Pete King (R-NY) and Mike Kelly(R-PA).  Also, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

Update: To discuss #Zimmerman news we’ve added @BenJealous, @MichaelEDyson, #TrayvonMartin fam atty @ParksEsq & our own Strassmann to top of show

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).  Then, Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL).  Plus, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA).  And NAACP President Ben Jealous joins the roundtable on the subject of the Trayvon Martin case.

Update: Reaction to the #ZimmermanTrial verdict w/NAACP’s @BenJealous. Plus Tom Mesereau, @PaulCallan & @SunnyHostin.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).  Then, Chair of the House’s Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX).  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Jane Harmon, Karl Rove, Charles Lane.

Kasie Hunt, political producer, NBC News (@kasie)
Former Rep. Tom Perriello, (D) Virginia, president & CEO of Center for American Progress Action Fund (@tomperiello)
Former Gov. Jane Swift, (R) Massachusetts
Michael Brendan Dougherty, editor, TheSlurve.com (@michaelbd)
Former Gov. Douglas Wilder (D) Virginia
Liz Kennedy, counsel, Demos.org (@LizKennedy_)
Ken Gross, attorney, Skadden Arps
Nick Acocella, writer, editor, publisher PolitiFax


MOYERS & COMPANY:  Distracted from Democracy.  Marty Kaplan discusses media distractions that keep us from focusing on inequality, and Gary May puts American voting rights in historical context.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:   Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Then, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR).  Roundtable:  Rich Lowry, Bill Richardson, Neera Tanden, Steve Schmidt.

Update: @TheRevAl, @SavannahGuthrie and Sanford Mayor Triplett join the discussion.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) talks about immigration legislation in the House.

Q & A:  Journalist, playwright and author George Packer. He discusses his recently released historical narrative titled “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.” He says the book traces the stories of three main characters over the past twenty years and their resilient struggle to make a life for themselves in an America whose “institutions have failed them.”

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Egypt’s Turmoil, Bloodless Surgery, Kahlil Gibran.

60 MINUTES:  Angel of Death.  The Race to Save the Tortoise.  A Night at the Movies.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: Catholics Split Over Contraception.  Inmates Sterilized in California.  Janet Napolitano-Marilyn Carlson/Human Trafficking.  Panelists: Democratic Commentator Patricia Sosa, Executive Director Independent Women’s Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum Megan Beyer.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  U.S. Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R) District 25, Florida; U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D) District 34, California; Dr.Abelardo Ávila, Mexico’s National Nutrition Institute; Fabio Andrade, Expert on Aviation; Carlos Indacochea, Political Analyst and George Washington University Professor; Jorge Cancino, UnivisionNoticias.com Senior Publisher.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Joan McCarter & David Dayen 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.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America.  “Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he’s not white? Change They Can’t Believe In offers an alternative argument–that the Tea Party is driven by the reemergence of a reactionary movement in American politics which is fueled by a fear that America has changed for the worse. Providing a range of original evidence and rich portraits of party sympathizers as well as activists, Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto show that what actually pushes Tea Party supporters is not simple ideology or racism, but fear that the country is being stolen from “real Americans”–a belief triggered by Obama’s election.”  Come chat with Christopher S. Parker and Matt Barreto about their new book. Hosted by Anthony Ross DiMaggio.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Sharknado. “Not only does it star Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders from Beverly Hills 90210) and the very tired Tara Reid, but it has tornado-born sharks descending on Los Angeles because of climate change.”  Join Lisa Derrick with director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin, Monday 9pm ET, 6pm PT.

Photo by Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons license