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Sunday Talking Heads: August 25, 2013


We have a lot of March on Washington reporting, as well as Syria updates. And then some.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Middle East coverage with Martha Raddatz in Cairo.  Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, Dan Balz.  Then, Byron Pitts on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Young.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  The March on Washington 50 years later with Colin Powell;  Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); and then Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D).  Roundtable: NAACP President Ben Jealous, Children’s Defense Fund President and Founder Marian Wright Edelman, and Taylor Branch, author of The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:   Horse Race 2016 with ex-Canadian, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  Continuing on with Howard Dean and Jim DeMint.  Then, the March on Washington 50 years later with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).  Roundtable:  CNN Political Commentator Cornell Belcher, New York Times columnist and CNN Political Commentator Ross Douthat, Chairman of Good360 Carly Fiorina, and President & CEO, of The Center for American Progress Neera Tanden.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Syria and the Middle East with Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee.  Then, the shooting of Australian Chris Lane with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Stephens (OK) District Attorney Jason Hicks.  Roundtable:  Scott Brown, Kirsten Powers, David Webb, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY:  America’s Gilded Capital.  Bill talks with author and New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, in which he writes that money rules D.C., and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Is the Dream Still Alive. RoundtableRep. Raul Labrador (R-ID); business executive and author, Sheryl WuDunn; President and Founder of the National Action Network, MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton; New York Times Columnist David Brooks; and presidential historian and author of “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream,” Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Then “where does the dream stand?” with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); plus Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D); and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA).

NEWSMAKERS:  Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about the differences between the political strategies and messages of the Democratic and Republican parties heading into 2014.

Q & A:  Amanda Terkel, the senior political reporter and politics managing editor at the Huffington Post. She discusses her recent appearance at the Netroots Nation Annual Conference. She spoke on a panel titled “Political Opponents Caught on Tape.” She provides examples of politicians who have had to account for their controversial remarks, often captured on video and shown on the Huffington Post website, among others. …

RELIGION & ETHICS:  March on Washington 50th Anniversary, Moral Mondays.

60 MINUTES:  40 Million Mistakes – Steve Kroft investigates the accuracy of the credit reports that American consumers rely on for credit cards and loans.  A Face in the Crowd – The odds are you are not just a face in the crowd any longer. Even if your picture isn’t on the Internet, computer facial recognition technology in public places is making it harder to remain anonymous.  Nile Crocodile – Anderson Cooper dives with one of nature’s oldest living predators, the Nile crocodile, and the wildlife filmmakers who study them.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: CEO Marissa Mayer Goes Vogue. War on Boys. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. PanelistsDel. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; The American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Katherine Vargas, White House Hispanic Media Director; Rosario Marín, Former U.S. Treasurer; Pedro Pierluisi, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico; Eugenio Derbez, Mexican actor; Luis Von Ahn, Guatemalan entrepreneur and Carnegie Mellon University Professor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Joan McCarter & Avedon Carol discuss. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.


FDL’S BOOK SALON:  The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind–and Changed the History of Free Speech in America. “No right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century, that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Indeed, free speech as we know it comes less from the First Amendment than from a most unexpected source: Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A lifelong skeptic, he disdained all individual rights, including the right to express one’s political views. But in 1919, it was Holmes who wrote a dissenting opinion that would become the canonical affirmation of free speech in the United States.”  Chat with Thomas J. Healy about his new book, bmaz hosts.  5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:   Cutie And The Boxer.  “This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband’s assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.”  Join host Lisa Derrick and her guest producer Zachary Heinzerling.  8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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