Sunday Talking Heads: October 27, 2013
Rise and Shine People!
No secret to what the network shows will cover, Healthcare.gov and NSA spying for starters. You might want to slip a piece of garlic in your pocket if you’re tuning into ABC.
“With the U.S. under fire for spying on its allies, former Vice President Dick Cheney goes one-on-one with George Stephanopoulos on the surveillance debate”
Face the Nation “I’ll speak with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee on his investigation on online enrollment glitches”
Virtually Speaking “Digby and Stuart Zechman discuss the austerity zombie, this time in response to Gene Sperling’s remarks about the necessity of entitlement cuts. Then Stuart gives us some insight into large software development projects involving multiple participants referring to the PPACA. Both issues demonstrate the superiority of dirty hippie policies. We discuss the resistance of the Village to popular and effective policy including the role played by the centrist media.”
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Dick Cheney on NSA surveillance (and his book). Then, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Roundtable: Donna Brazile, S.E. Cupp, Howard Dean, Bill Kristol. Then anchor Jorge Ramos on the joint ABC News-Univision cable venture Fusion and his new program. And a very Sunday Spotlight: Joshua Debois discusses his new book “The President’s Devotional”.
CBS ‘FACE THE NATION: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on his investigation on Healthcare.gov. Plus, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) leader of the Democratic effort for an extension of the enrollment period. Then a discussion of the JFK assassination 50 years on with Phil Shenon, author of “A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy assassination.” The FBI and CIA were not real helpful in the investigation.
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: House Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Rep. John Fleming, MD (R-LA). Roundtable: Ross Doutha, Cornell Belcher, A.B. Stoddard.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Peter Baker, George Will, Juan Williams.
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.
MOYERS & COMPANY: Progressives Pick Up the Pieces. Historian Peter Dreier talks about outraged citizens fighting corruption and financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson on why JPMorgan Chase may be getting off easily.
NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) and Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY). Then, Andrea Mitchell and Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Roundtable: Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Neera Tanden, Alex Castellanos.
NEWSMAKERS: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about the hearings on the technical difficulties experienced by users of the Affordable Care Act’s online health insurance exchanges.
Q & A: Filmmaker Jonathan Goodman Levitt. He discusses his latest project titled, “Follow the Leader.” He calls it a political coming-of-age documentary about three high school boys who want to become President. It follows Ben, Nick, and DJ as they transition into college and they describe the various influences that shape their political ideologies. Levitt describes his reasons for making such a film. He says the generational response to 9/11 prompted him to explore why young people believe what they do about politics.
RELIGION & ETHICS: Catholic College Identity, Poet Christian Wiman.
60 MINUTES: Benghazi – Lara Logan hears the first eyewitness account from a Westerner who was on the ground in Benghazi during the deadly al Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate. He calls himself Morgan Jones, a pseudonym to protect his safety. The Deputy Director – An interview with former Deputy Director of the CIA Mike Morell opens a rare window into the inside affairs of the U.S. intelligence agency during a trying time in U.S. history. John Miller reports. The Greatest Show on Earth – 60 Minutes cameras go backstage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York to see how GM Peter Gelb is reinvigorating a centuries-old art form. Bob Simon reports.
TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Women of color will become the majority of women, but still face problems. UN Women Ad Campaign Exposes International Sexism. Gov.Mary Fallin (R-OK), Chair of the National Governors Association. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), SpiketheWatercooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers.
UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R), District 10, California; U.S. Representative Joe García (D), District 26, Florida; Monica Contreras, Corporate Vice President, Multicultural Markets at New York Life Insurance Company; Adriana Kugler, Vice-Provost of Faculty, Georgetown University; Dulce Matuz, President of Arizona Dream Act Coalition; Mariana Atencio, Fusion’s Morning Show Anchor; Derrick Ashong, Fusion’s DNA Anchor, Dan Lieberman, Fusion’s News Anchor.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Digby and Stuart Zechman discuss the austerity zombie, this time in response to Gene Sperling’s remarks about the necessity of entitlement cuts. Then Stuart gives us some insight into large software development projects involving multiple participants referring to the PPACA. Both issues demonstrate the superiority of dirty hippie policies. We discuss the resistance of the Village to popular and effective policy including the role played by the centrist media. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @digby56 @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd. Tonight, 9pm ET, 6pm PT.
FDL’S BOOK SALON: ReMaking America. “Since the Industrial Revolution, the prosperity of America has depended on the strength of its manufacturing base. America is risking the future of its manufacturing sector, and with it the economic health of the nation and the standard of living of its people. Our competitors understand what’s at stake and are adopting policies to ensure their own success. America must do the same.” Chat with Scott Paul, Harold Meyerson, and Carl Pope about their new book, hosted by Dave Johnson. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.
FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: “I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star. Divine’s entire story is told, from his early days as a misfit youth in Baltimore through his rise to infamy as a cult superstar. Like the characters he portrayed in numerous films, Divine was the ultimate outsider.” Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.