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Sunday Talking Heads: November 10, 2013

Movie Night Monday: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.


As you can see, Movie Night Monday is Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine. Book Salon Sunday afternoon features The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy. And Joan Carter and Jay Ackroyd are Virtually Speaking.

Chris Christie is making the rounds on the shows, no surprise after his big win Tuesday.


ABC’S THIS WEEK:  NJ Gov. Chris Christie. Then, TX Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on negotiations with Iran. Roundtable: Cokie Roberts, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Paul Gigot, Ana Navarro, John Heilemann. Plus, Canada’s “Jon Stewart”, George Stroumboulopoulos on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Sunday Spotlight: Actor John Goodman and cast from Amazon’s new series Alpha House “about a group of senators sharing a Capitol Hill rowhouse, inspired by the real life of Sen. Charles Schumer”.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION:  NJ Gov. Chris Christie. Then, Leon Panetta. Roundtable: Amy Walter, Stephanie Cutter, Phil Musser, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Then, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Then, RNC Chair Reince Preibus “will assure us the party knows exactly what it’s doing as they look to 2014 and 2016.” Then, former Senator Bob Dole.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: NJ Gov. Chris Christie, 2x segment. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, George Will, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY: How Dollarocracy is Destroying America. Bill examines two major threats to democracy: the money and media election complex destroying our politics and the extraordinary surveillance invading our privacy.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: NJ Gov. Chris Christie. Secretary of State John Kerry. Roundtable: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Mark Halperin, Joe Scarborough.

NEWSMAKERS: Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) talked about some of the main issues in Congress.?They included the Farm Bill and Congress’s questioning of the Affordable Care Act and of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices.?He talked about challenges facing the Budget Conference Committee that had a December 13, 2013, deadline to produce a budget to be sent to both houses as part of the deal to end a federal government shutdown and avoid default.?He also talked about Republican politics after the elections that Tuesday.?After the interview, the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

Q & A: columnist and author Gregg Easterbrook. He discusses his new book, “The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America.” Mr. Easterbrook assesses the role of football in America with a statistical point. Of the twenty most-watched television broadcasts in the United States and internationally, all twenty were Super Bowls. He says football is becoming a “cult” in our country. Easterbrook outlines many of what he terms “egregious” tax exemptions the National Football League receives on an annual basis. He points out that many of the team owners are granted incentives to stay in a particular city or subsidized by construction funding of public tax money. He says the National Football League’s profit is expected to exceed nine billion dollars this year…

RELIGION & ETHICS: Legislative Prayer, American Dream, Kristallnacht, Coventry Cathedral. A Supreme Court case tests the limits of public prayer and the First Amendment; growing income inequality threatens to put an end to the American Dream; the 75th anniversary of a violent anti-Semitic pogrom in Germany known as Kristallnacht recalls the “night of broken glass” and the silence of most churches; and the destruction of Coventry Cathedral during World War II leads to a worldwide ministry of peace and reconciliation.

60 Minutes apologizes for Benghazi report – 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan tells CBS This Morning that “we were wrong” on our Benghazi report and “we apologize to our viewers”.
GoPro – A little, wearable camera is putting its owners in their own movies, doing everything from walking down the street to jumping out of an airplane. Anderson Cooper reports on GoPro, the world’s best-selling camera that’s revolutionizing the world of video.
Capturing History – You may not know Henry Grossman, but you know his pictures. Iconic shots of President John F. Kennedy, the Beatles and other famous faces that dot the American historical landscape. Morley Safer reports.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Sex Trafficking; Women Recruits; and Sen. Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Women’s Campaign Fund CEO Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Independent Women’s Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), Kentucky; U.S. Representative David G. Valadao (R), District 21, California; Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, Honduras Presidential Candidate, Partido Liberal; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO); Angelica Salas, Executive Director of The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); Dr. Roberto Trujillo, President and CEO of TruBios and President of the Pan-American Society of Neuro-Virology.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Joan McCarter (McJoan) and Jay Ackroyd discuss the politics of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Harry Reid’s filibuster reform talk; expanding social security; and the results of the 2013 elections and the attendant exit polls. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. Follow @JoanMcCarter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy. “The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be. Such is the state of our disunion. Welcome to The Great American Disconnect.” Chat with author Jed Morey and host Alexa O’Brien, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine. “Though framed through a very personal lens, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine tells a universal story that highlights the responsibility we have now to make sure young people around the world are not at risk of falling victim to the same story ending Matt was.” Join host Lisa Derrick and Director Michele Josue who made this film about her friend Matthew Shepard. Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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