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Sunday Talking Heads: August 18, 2013

Too Early!

It’s Morningtime

Book Salon today is Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, something good to know. Movie Night is Families Are Forever, a film about LGBT families and acceptance. And Dave Johnson and Gaius Publius are scheduled to be Virtually Speaking.

A lot of Egypt today on the shows, and some stopping and frisking.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Egypt: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).  Then, Ray Kelly stop-and-frisk.  Plus, RNC Chair Reince Priebus.  Roundtable:  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Bloomberg TV contributor David PlouffeCarly Fiorina, Bill Kristol.  Sunday Spotlight:  The story of former White House storeroom manager Bill Hamilton and his 55 years working in the White House for 11 presidents.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:   Sexual Assault in the Military: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).  Then, Ray Kelly stop-and-frisk.  Finally, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) on immigration and NSA surveillance.  Also, a roundtable.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Egypt:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Also,  former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Ned Walker and Middle East analyst Jon Alterman.  NSA: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI).  RoundtableGrover Norquist, Donna Brazile, Mo Elleithee, Cheri Jacobus.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  Egypt: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal ((D-CT).  Roundtable:  Nina Easton, Dennis Kucinich, Kimberley Strassel, Evan Bayh.

KORNACKI’S UP:  Sentencing Reforms.
Hakeem Jeffries, (D) New York (@RepJeffries)
Paul Butler, fmr. Prosecutor, law professor, Georgetown University
Phil Johnston, former Secretary of Health & Human Services in Massachusetts (@PWJ_III)
Basil Smikle, Jr., political strategist, professor, Columbia University  (@BasilSmikleJr)
Perry Bacon, Jr., msnbc contributor,  political editor, (@perrybaconjr)
Jonathan Miller, co-founder, No Labels, fmr. Kentucky State Treasurer (@RecoveringPol)
Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast (@eleanorclift)
Walter Mears, Pulitzer Prize-Winning reporter, Associated Press
Bob Franken, political reporter (@bobfranken)


MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: How People Power Generates Change.  Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how organized people can successfully fight organized money.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Egypt: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).  Also, Richard Engel and Robin Wright.  RoundtableRobert Gibbs, Rich Lowry, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Chuck Todd.

NEWSMAKERS:  Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America, discusses how Heritage Action plans to promote a conservative agenda on issues such as the President’s Health Care Law, budget and spending, immigration and 2014 elections.

Q & A:  Journalist and author Mark Leibovich. He discusses his new book “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America’s Gilded Capital.” Leibovich acknowledges the media curiosity and attention his book has received. He describes his book as an insider’s commentary on the business of government, politics, and media in Washington, DC. …

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Bride Trafficking in India, buildOn Movement, Buddhist Teachings on Aging.

60 MINUTES: Morten Storm – A former Danish spy claims to have played a crucial role in the controversial CIA drone strike that killed Anwar Al Awlaki, the American-born al Qaeda leader high on the list of wanted terrorists. Lara Logan reports. Robin Hood – Inspired by a 1986 60 Minutes story, Paul Tudor Jones founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity that has given over $1.25 billion to New York’s neediest. Scott Pelley reports. Free Diving – In a growing extreme sport in which divers reach great depths on one breath, records are being broken and doctors are increasingly surprised by feats never thought possible. Bob Simon reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: High Cost of Raising Children. Egg Donation for Research: Should women get paid? Major General Margaret Woodward on Sexual Assault in the Air Force. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:    D.A. King, Pro-Enforcement Immigration Leader; General Romeo Vásquez, Honduran Presidential Candidate and former Chief of the Armed Forces; Katherine Figueroa, María Bueno Hernández and Carlos Figueroa, immigrant family; Michael Sayman, Apple applications creator; Dr. Juan José Rivera, Univision Network News Chief Medical Correspondent.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Political & social commentators Dave Johnson and Gaius Publius compare notes from their observations, investigations and considerations of the past week: banksters, regulators and homeowners; surveillance and “security.” Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @Gaius_Publius @DCJohnson @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak.  9pm ET, 6pm PT.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. “Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts–austerity–to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system. Through these actions private debt was rechristened as government debt while those responsible for generating it walked away scot free, placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the taxpayer.” Chat with Mark Blyth about his new book, hosted by Robert Kuttner. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Families Are Forever.  “Another compelling documentary that shows the impact of family acceptance on suicide prevention, family connectedness and integrating an adolescent’s LGBT identity into deeply held religious and cultural values – from the Family Acceptance Project at SF State University.”  Come join Lisa Derrick and her guests for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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