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Sunday Talking Heads: September 1, 2013

Movie Night’s Fire in the Blood.

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Good morning, yes the topic of the day is Syria and yes there will be John McCain.

FDL’s Book Salon features The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage. Movie Night Monday will be the incredible story of Fire in the Blood (hard to believe there are real live ghouls). And don’t forget Marcy and KagroX on Virtually Speaking tonight.

As always, open comments.

Listings Update:
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SIREN: Secretary of State John Kerry doing all 5 Sunday shows tomorrow … A full Kerry!


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  “Crisis in Syria”  with ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair Gen. James Cartwright USMC (Ret.), and Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Vali Nasr.  Roundtable:  James Carville, Mary Matalin, Peggy Noonan, Tavis Smiley.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  “Striking Syria” with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Syria crisis with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).  Then, Snowden leaks and the Black Budget. with Rep. Pete King (R-NY), a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and former CIA Covert Operations Officer Mike Baker.  Roundtable:  Gen. Jack Keene, Ret.; Joe Lieberman; Jennifer Rubin; Charles Lane.

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MOYERS & COMPANY:  Encore: John Lewis Marches On.  Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America?

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  “U.S. Response in Syria” with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY).  Roundtable:  Editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol; co-anchor and managing editor of “The PBS Newshour,” Gwen Ifill, who interviewed President Obama this week; Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson; and anchor for BBC World News America, Katty Kay.  Then, Ann Curry on the human impact of the war.

NEWSMAKERS:  U.S. Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas Donohue joins us for a look at immigration, employment, and the needs of American businesses through the eyes of the leader of a key trade association and lobbying group.

Q & A:  Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report. Charlie discusses his more than thirty year career as a political analyst, and why some have labeled him “the oracle” of national politics. He explains the purpose behind his comprehensive political newsletter, which began in 1984 and tracks every Congressional race in the country. Mr. Cook says that he seeks complete objectivity and notes that if both sides of the aisle are mildly annoyed, but not absolutely going crazy, he is “roughly in the right place.” …

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Moral Questions on Syria Strikes, Sister Joan Chittister, India’s Jains.

60 MINUTES:  Costa Concordia – When the 951-foot-long luxury liner hit a rock off the Italian coast, it was the biggest passenger ship ever to capsize. Now, the salvage operation to float and tow away the huge vessel is the biggest maritime salvage operation ever undertaken. Lesley Stahl reports.  The Innovator – Jack Dorsey’s boyhood obsession with emergency dispatch communications led to his multibillion-dollar idea: Twitter. Lara Logan reports.  Teacher to the World – On his educational website, “Khan Academy,” Sal Khan teaches millions of students across the world each month. His teaching method has become so effective that he may be the future of American education. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:  Topics: Older Women Discriminated Against?  Obama appointments.  FMLA turns 20.  Panelists: Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Progressive Magazine’s Ruth Conniff.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), New Jersey; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Narcotics and Law Enforcement; Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist; Gladys Rodríguez, Venezuelan Journalist; Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post Correspondent; Carlos Chirinos, BBC Correspondent; Daniel Morcate, Noticias Univision Chief Newsroom Editor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Scheduled – Marcy Wheeler and Dave Waldman discuss. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Plus satire from Culture of Truth.  @emptywheel @kagrox @jayackroyd @bobblespeak

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

FDL’S BOOK SALON:   The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage.  “Forced to produce certain crime stats each quarter or face discipline, cops in New York and everywhere else fudged the numbers, robbing actual crime victims of justice and sweeping countless innocents into the police net. Rayman paints a terrifying picture of a system gone wild, and the pitiless fate of the whistleblower who tried to stop it.”  Join Graham A. Rayman about his new book and host Len Levitt.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Fire in the Blood.   “An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 – causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths –  and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.”

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