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Sunday Talking Heads: August 11, 2013

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Good morning all.

Well, John McCain is back today – he’d been out saving the Egypt, “We’re here to help.” ? He actually said that. For reasons known only to the producers at ABC, Donald Trump is a guest on This Week. Both ABC and CNN are hurrying into the Horse Race of 2016 (would be interesting to see how much revenue they take in from the campaigns). Edward Snowden’s father will be on This Week.

Nobody is booked to talk about the ever-increasing disaster that is Fukushima.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Lon Snowden, Edward Snowden’s father and attorney Bruce Fein.  Then, chairs of the Senate and House Foreign Relations committees, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-NJ).  Horse Racing with Donald Trump.  RoundtableRep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), George Will, Donna Brazile. Plus, sale of the Washington Post, George Will, Arianna Huffington, “Bloomberg West” anchor Cory Johnson, and editor of The New Yorker David Remnick.  Ending with Byron Dorgan on book tour.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Rep. Pete King (R-NY), and Michael Hayden.  Plus, sale of the Washington Post, Len Downie, Bill Keller, John Harris. Roundtable:  Eric Schmitt, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Margaret Brennan..

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Chair of the RNC, Reince Priebus.  Plus, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).  Then, baseball doping, Ernie Banks, Bob Nightengale, and Ken Burns.  RoundtableStephanie Cutter, Kevin Madden, Ben Ferguson, Errol Lewis. 

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Then, Joe Trippi and Chris Saltsman.  Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Joe Lieberman, Carly Fiorina, Julie Pace.



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:   NSA revelations, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman,Ted Koppel.  Sexual assaults in the military, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).   Immigration reform, Rep. Steve King (R-IA).  Plus, sale of the Washington Post, Kara Swisher.  Roundtable:  David Ignatius, Ana Navarro, David Brooks, Bill Richardson.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), chair of the Foreign Affairs subcmte. talks about issues involving Russia and U.S. relations with Pres. Putin and the Russian government, and a range of foreign issues involving Yemen, Afghanistan, Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Q & A:  Washington Post investigative reporter Nikita Stewart. She discusses her recent article which appeared on the front page of the Sunday, July 14, 2013 edition of the Post titled, “The Governor of D.C.: The Rise of Jeffrey E. Thompson and the Fall That Has Rattled District Politics.” She explains that it was written to be an in depth profile of Washington, DC businessman Jeffery Thompson…

RELIGION & ETHICS:  New State Dept. Faith Office, Bobby McFerrin, Thousand-Dollar Genome.

60 MINUTES:  Lethal Medicine -Scott Pelley investigates NECC, the pharmacy behind a tainted steroid that caused a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. China’s Real Estate – How did Zhang Xin go from working in a sweatshop to being a billionaire real estate developer? And, China’s economy has become the second largest in the world, but its rapid growth may have created the largest housing bubble in history, Lesley Stahl. Double length segment.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Encore: Interview with Hillary Clinton on her commitment to Women’s Rights, from January 2013.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican former Presidential Candidate; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; Carmen Fernández, General Director of Mexico’s Youth Integration Center; Miguel Batista, Former Major League baseball player; Lulú Martínez and María Peniche, released DREAMERs who crossed the border to raise awareness about deportations.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Scheduled, David Dayen and Stuart Zechman, also Culture of Truth. 9pm ET, 6pm PT.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:   The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.  “A brilliant history that goes beyond the dazzling ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to explore the real significance of the massive march and the movement it inspired.”   Come chat with William P. Jones about his new book, hosted by Eric Arnesen.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Spark: A Burning Man Story.  “Spark takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.”  Come join guest host Kit O’Connell and Producer/Director Jessie Deeter for the discussion.  Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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