Rise & Shine, People!

This afternoon we have another timely Book Salon (BevW is prescient), Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. And for Movie Night Monday, we have Bomb It 2, a fascinating movie about global street art we’ll have an open chat.

For the talk shows today, might I suggest CBS Sunday Morning, George Takei will be on talking about being a child in the internment camps and the musical he helped create.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Terror.  Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, plus House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY).  Then, Glenn Greenwald. Roundtable: George Will, Matthew DowdJeff Zeleny, Soledad O’Brien, Neera Tanden, Michael Chertoff, now chair of The Chertoff Group, and Jeffrey Goldberg.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Russia. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Roundtable.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Terror. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Then, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).  Obamacare Roundtable: Anita Dunn, Artur Davis, Donna Brazile, Alex Castellanos.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  NSA.  Michael Hayden and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI).  Then, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on what he would change in Washington, DC.  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Howard Kurtz, Jim DeMint, Juan Williams.

Fmr. Rep. and congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies (D-PA) (@MMargoliesPA)
Kurtis Lee, political reporter, Denver Post (@kurtislee)
Dave Weigel, political reporter, Slate.com, msnbc contributor (@daveweigel)
Mark Glaze, director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (@markcglaze) – via remote
Jared Bernstein, msnbc contributor, Sr. Fellow, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (@econjared)
Avik Roy, senior fellow, The Manhattan Institute, contributor, The National Review (@avik)
Jim Demers, former co-chair, Obama 2008 Campaign


MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: The Faces of America’s Hungry.  Kristi Jacobson and Mariana Chilton reveal tragic truths about hunger and food insecurity in America.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Then, Rudy Giuliani. Baseball, Bob Costas. Roundtable: Joe Scarborough, Rick Santorum, Joy Ann Reid, Andrea Mitchell.

NEWSMAKERS: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Leahy talks about FISA and NSA surveillance, along with the Voting Rights Act, Patriot Act and the efforts on Immigration reform.

Q & A: Historian and author of “The President’s House,” William Seale. He serves as one of the advisers on C-SPAN’s “First Ladies: Influence & Image” series. Seale discusses the first half of the series which covered the lives of First Ladies from Martha Washington to Ida McKinley. He offers discussion and commentary on many of the vignettes featured throughout the programs, including an interview with John and Julia Tyler’s grandson on how his grandmother and grandfather fell in love…

RELIGION & ETHICS: Interfaith Village in Israel, Churches and Domestic Abuse, LDS Pageant.

60 MINUTES: Counterinsurgency Cops – Counterinsurgency tactics used overseas in the military are helping law enforcement take back the streets of Springfield, Mass., from criminal gangs. Lesley Stahl reports. Africa Mercy – The world’s largest civilian hospital ship takes volunteer medical staff to the Third World where they have restored sight to thousands of people suffering from cataracts and returned smiles to victims of facial tumors and cleft palates. Scott Pelley reports. Marfa, Texas – Morley Safer finds a rich cultural stew of cowboys and artists mixing it up in a quirky West Texas town in the middle of nowhere.

TO THE CONTRARY: New Americans.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Anthony Weiner (D), New York Mayoral Candidate; U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R), Virginia’s 6th District and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee; U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D), Illinois’ 4th District and a member of the bipartisan Group of Seven negotiating a House comprehensive immigration reform bill; Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Commerce; Adolfo Franco, Republican Strategist; Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Benjamin Medrano Quezada, (PRI) Elected Mayor of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Avedon Carol and Kagro X, plus Culture of Truth, 9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In Depth: Ben Carson.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. “The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country’s founders would likely have viewed police, as they exist today, as a standing army, and therefore a threat to liberty. Even so, excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic in today’s world. According to civil liberties reporter Radley Balko, these are all symptoms of a generation-long shift to increasingly aggressive, militaristic, and arguably unconstitutional policing—one that would have shocked the conscience of America’s founders.” Chat with Radley Balko about his new book, hosted by Mike German. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Bomb It 2. “Bomb It 2 explores the indigenous street art scenes in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago, Austin and the Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank.” Join host Lisa Derrick and filmmaker/author Jon Reiss for the discussion, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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