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Sunday Talking Heads: September 22, 2013

“Money For Nothing” Official Theatrical Trailer from Liberty Street Films on Vimeo.

Have it at, no John McCain, but that nice man Bob Schieffer reaches down into the bowels of hell for Henry Kissinger.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  Budget Battles in Washington; Navy Yard Shooting.  Budget committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA), who’s leading the latest charge to defund Obamacare.  Roundtable:  Newt Gingrich, Robert Reich, Gwen Ifill, Jonathan Karl.  Plus, Billie Jean King on the 40th anniversary of her tennis match with Bobby Riggs.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Budget crisis, gun control, and Syria.  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) about the prospects for a government shutdown.  Then, Henry Kissinger.  Roundtable:  John Dickerson, Nancy Gibbs, Bobby Ghosh, David Sanger.


FOX NEWS SUNDAY:  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  Then, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).  Roundtable: Brit Hume, Amy Walter, Karl Rove, Dennis Kucinich.



MOYERS & COMPANY:   Inequality for All.  Bill Moyers talks with Robert Reich about the film Inequality for All. Opening in theaters across the country next week, it aims to be a game-changer in our national discussion of income inequality.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.  Then, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).  Roundtable:  Bill Kristol, Kim Strassel, Robert Gibbs, Tavis Smiley.

NEWSMAKERS:  Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) discusses the Republican Study Committee’s effort to reject the Continuing Resolution unless it defunds the Affordable Care Act and its effort to repeal and replace the ACA with a free-market alternative.

Q& A:  Phyllis Fong, the Inspector General of the United States Department of Agriculture. She discusses her role within the Agriculture Department as well as her duties as Chair of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). Fong talks about current short and long term vacancies throughout the Inspectors General community. The State Department, as an example, has not had a permanent Inspector General since 2008. …

RELIGION & ETHICS:  Methodist Gay Marriage, Chagall’s Jewish Jesus, Lindisfarne Gospels.

60 MINUTES:  Preempted by NFL football and the Emmy’s.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Papal Revelations. Women, Development and the United Nations. WADJDA Director Haifaa Al-Mansour. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D), District 34, California; U.S. Representative Mario Díaz Balart (R), District 25, Florida; Henrique Capriles Radonski, Venezuelan Opposition Leader; José W. Fernández, Assistant Secretary of State for Economics and Business Affairs; Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann, Surgeon General.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Political & social commentators digby and Susie Madrak, offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. They compare notes from their observations, investigations and considerations of the past week. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby56 @SusieMadrak @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  2013 National Book Festival.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  “Shaman is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man’s journey into adulthood — and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.”  Come join author Kim Stanley and host Siun for the discussion, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:  Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve.  “As the global financial system continues to falter, the Federal Reserve finds itself at a crossroads. The choices it makes will greatly influence the kind of world our children and grandchildren inherit. How can the Federal Reserve steer our nation toward a more sustainable path? How can the American people – who the Fed was created to serve – influence an institution whose inner workings they may not understand?”  Join host Lisa  Derrick and director Jim Bruce, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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