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Sunday Talking Heads: October 6, 2013

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Of course it’s all shutdown on the network shows, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is making the rounds hoping to ward off a default. Also slated: Boehner, Cruz, Paul. ABC’s Sunday Spotlight is on @alexisohanian one of the founders of Reddit, the front page of the Internet some would say, that’s worth tuning in for. As is the Bill Moyers interview with Wendell Berry. And the live interview show at the beginning of every month features Rep. John Lewis, noon ET.

Today’s Book Salon is a discussion of the Affordable Care Act, such timing! Emptywheel, the woman who knows the NSA’s secrets and our old friend David Dayen talk the week’s events on Virtually Speaking this evening.

Monday’s Movie Night is an adventure in Africa, The Last Safari. See you there.

Happy morning one and all!


ABC’S THIS WEEK:   House Speaker John Boehner.  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC). Roundtable: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Cokie Roberts, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, Starfish Media Group CEO Soledad O’Brien, and former Lead Auto Adviser and Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven Rattner. “Sunday Spotlight” with the man called the “Mayor of the Internet” Alexis Ohanian discussing the success of his website

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the number two Republican in the Senate.  Then, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about the looming debt default.  Also,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netynyahu. Roundtable: PBS’ Gwen Ifill, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, Politico’s Jim VandeHei, and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION:  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the consequences of a possible default.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  Roundtable:  Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), CNN crossfire host Stephanie Cutter, and CNN Political Commentator Ross Douthat.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on raising the debt ceiling.  Then, Rep Pete King (R-NY) who has accused tea party-backed conservatives of trying to “hijack the party” and Rep Tom Graves (R-GA) who has spearheaded Republican efforts to defund the President’s health care law. Roundtable:  George Will, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Wendell Berry, Poet & Prophet. In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS:  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been outspoken in trying to stop the government shutdown.   Then, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on future budget negotiations on the debt ceiling.  Roundtable: Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH); Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, and editor of the National Review, Rich Lowry.

NEWSMAKERS:  A look at the debt ceiling and what Congress may do about it with Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling. The debt ceiling deadline is Oct .17, and it is the next major economic/political debate facing Congress.

Q  & A:  Josh Bolten.  Former White House Chief of Staff, George W. Bush Administration, 2006-09.

RELIGION & ETHICS:  The Francis Factor, Supreme Court and Prayer, Pakistan Polio Campaign. A panel at Georgetown University discusses the influence of Pope Francis six months after his election; correspondent Tim O’Brien examines a pending Supreme Court case over the constitutionality of prayers at government meetings; and correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the significant challenges hindering polio eradication efforts in Pakistan.

Disability, USA – Steve Kroft reports on the alarming state of the federal disability program, which has exploded in size in the last six years and could become the first federal benefits program to run out of money.
Super 6-1 – Most Americans know what happened during America’s first battle against al Qaeda 20 years ago thanks to the Oscar-winning film, “Black Hawk Down.” Now for the first time, they can see how the actual battle unfolded in never-before-seen footage obtained by 60 Minutes and from eyewitnesses. Lara Logan reports.
Cosmic Roulette – It is estimated that there are a million asteroids in space big enough to destroy a city, and scientists only know where one percent of them are. Anderson Cooper reports.

TO THE CONTRARY:   Topics:  New York’s new anti-trafficking policy; the GOP, the government shutdown, and women; and Barnard President Debora Spar‘s book Wonder Women.  Panelists:  Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:  Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D), District 34, California; U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), District 5, Washington; Clarissa Martínez De Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns at the National Council of La Raza; Jorge Mario Cabrera, Communications Director at CHIRLA; Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Dean and Professor of Education at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.   Ricardo Arambarri, Univision News Correspondent will host.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Marcy Wheeler & David Dayen & Jay Ackroyd offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. 9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV:  In Depth – Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). John Lewis is a former civil rights activist who spoke at the March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr. and was the Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966. Elected to the United States Congress in 1986, he is the Democratic representative of Georgia’s fifth congressional district.   LIVE Sunday, October 6th at 12pm (ET).   Send questions for the author to Book TV, @BookTV.

FDL’S BOOK SALON:  Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare. “Unprecedented offers unrivaled inside access to how key decisions were made in Washington, based on interviews with over one hundred of the people who lived this journey—including the academics who began the challenge, the attorneys who litigated the case at all levels, and Obama administration attorneys who successfully defended the law. It reads like a political thriller, provides the definitive account of how the Supreme Court almost struck down President Obama’s “unprecedented” law, and explains what this decision means for the future of the Constitution, the limits on federal power, and the Supreme Court.” Chat with Josh Blackman about his new book, hosted by Ilya Shapiro. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: The Last Safari is a provocative and genre defying documentary about rapidly changing culture of traditional Africa. The film follows the story of a photojournalist’s quest for meaning through the unforgiving landscape of remote Kenya as she sets out in search of the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier, dodging everything from bullets and floods along the way.  Join Director Matt Goldman and Photojournalist Elizabeth L. Gilbert and host Lisa Derrick for the discussion, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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