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Final stage of the 2013 Tour de France today for biking and sports fans, Chris Froome has it all but won. Anyone been following the race?

FDL’s Book Salon today is It’s NORML to Smoke Pot, come join the discussion. KagroX and digby will be Virtually Speaking this evening, and Monday Movie Night will feature The ROMEOWS, see you there!

As for the talk shows, today it’s a lot about race and Detroit. And John McCain will be on CNN. Maybe I should keep track, perhaps he makes a regular circuit through the shows.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Horse Race 2016.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  Then Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (D).  Roundtable:  Van Jones, Dana Perino, Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd, Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Speaker of the House John Boehner.  Roundtable:  David Ignatius, Susan Page, Michael Scherer, Gerald Seib.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Black, brown and white in America. Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Congressional Black Caucus member Cedric Richmond (D-LA).  RoundtableCharles Blow, Newt Gingrich, Sherrilyn Ifill, Crystal Wright.  Finally, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Dr. Ben Carson and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).  Then, Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Kirsten Powers, Scott Brown, Evan Bayh.



MOYERS & COMPANY:  Fighting for Farmworkers.  Baldemar Velásquez discusses the struggle to ensure fairness for American farmworkers, and Tom Diaz describes how self-defense and concealed-carry laws makes us more vulnerable to gun violence.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Race Roundtable:  Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League and former Mayor of New Orleans; Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; Tavis Smiley, Host of the “Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS; Charles Ogletree, Professor at Harvard Law School; and Michael Steele, MSNBC Political Analyst and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee.  Then, Detroit.  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R). Roundtable: Marc Morial, Jennifer Granholm, Chuck Todd, David Brooks.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joins Newsmakers to discuss the Health Care Law and the votes in the House to delay the individual & employer mandate requirement. He also remarks on the President’s Climate Change plan and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Q & A:  John Taliaferro, author of the newly released biography titled “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt.” Taliaferro points out that John Hay was a “delicious” subject for a biography because he was not only at Abraham Lincoln’s bedside immediately after his assassination, but he was also at the bedside of William McKinley in 1901…

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Zimmerman Verdict, Hispanic Protestants, Muslim Extremism in Britain.

60 MINUTES: Sniffing Out Bombs – Working dogs like those used domestically for anti-terror operations are also saving the lives of American soldiers on the battlefield. Lara Logan gets a rare look into the secretive world of these special dogs, some of whose capabilities are classified. The Lost Boys – Bob Simon reports on the Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the U.S. Their odyssey began when they were forced to flee on foot from a Sudanese civil war 25 years ago that destroyed their homes and families. 60 Minutes has been following them for 12 years.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Military Sexual Assaults.  Civil Rights for Transgenders.  WBENC – Women Business Entrepreneurs.  Panelists: Host of Focus Point Avis Jones-DeWeever, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  President Barack Obama; U.S. Representative Steve King (R), District 4, Iowa; U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), District 27, Florida; U.S. Representative Joe García (D), District 26, Florida; U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez (D), District 7, New York; Judge Cristina Pereyra, Univision News Legal Analyst; María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Senior Special Correspondent; Armando García, student attending Catholic World Youth Day Río 2013.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Digby and Dave Waldman (Kagrox) 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, 6pm PT tonight.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  Harlem Book Fair.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  It’s NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40 Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers’ Rights.  “From the highs of the early 1970?s, to the tumultuous 1980?s to early 90?s, to being on the verge of legalization in 2012, It’s NORML to Smoke Pot will introduce you to the colorful cast of players involved. The book provides you with unparalleled insight into the politics and strategies involved and you’ll discover the blood, sweat, and tears that has gone into fighting for the civil liberties of adult cannabis consumers.”  Come chat with Keith Stroup about his new book, hosted by Pete Guither.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  The ROMEOWS (Retired Older Men Eating Out Wednesdays).   “‘Older’ people are using Viagra, hooking up on Match.com, running marathons, flying planes and safely ditching them in the Hudson. Pull up a chair at this movable feast, break bread with this Brooklyn Band of Buddies who know each other for more than half a century as they break each other’s chops. Their generational perspective connects with “No Country for Old Men” and “Gran Torino” while repelling notions of “Grumpy Old Men” and “Bucket List”. ”  Join Lisa Derrick and director Bob Sarnoff for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.