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Sunday Talking Heads: November 17, 2013

Movie Night Monday’s Film is Bettie Page Reveals All.

First of all, OBAMA IS ON THE ROPES!, so there’s that.

And special treat for everyone, Erik Prince gets a special Sunday Spotlight with George Stephanopoulos to sell his new book about how his “citizen warriors” saved the world or something. Does he actually care what people think about him? Has he tired of the Abu Dhabi life?

This is a big weekend for JFK memories with the 50th anniversary of his murder this coming Friday. Not this Monday, but the Monday after, Lisa and JP Sottile are cohosting John Barbour for a discussion on The Garrison Tapesthe movie and more at the link.

As for this week’s Movie Night, the story of the original pinup model, Bettie Page! FDL Book Salon does neoliberalism (do your homework kids), and Stuart Zechman and Kevin C. Murphy are Virtually Speaking.


ABC’S THIS WEEK: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Then Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) sells his book. Roundtable: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), PBS “NewsHour” co-host and managing editor Gwen Ifill, former Obama White House senior adviser and ABC News contributor David Plouffe, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, and Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist Bret Stephens. Plus, looking back at the assassination of JFK, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts with Patrick Kennedy and Ken Burns. Finally, Erik Prince sells his book, too.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Bob Schieffer tastefully broadcasts “live from the very place Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shot that killed President Kennedy.” Guests: “Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, Lyndon Johnson’s youngest daughter. Luci was sixteen when the President was shot, and she has never spoken publicly about the assassination – but now she’ll talk all about how this impacted her family and what it was like that day. I’ll also speak with Hugh Aynesworth, who was a Dallas Morning News reporter covering President Kennedy’s Dallas trip. Aynesworth was in Dealey Plaza when the shots rang out on November 22nd, 1963. He is the only reporter who was present for Kennedy’s shooting, the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, and the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby. We’ll also have Mike Cochran, a former Associated Press correspondent who was enlisted to carry Oswald’s coffin from the hearse to the gravesite when he covered the funeral.” Roundtable: Douglas Brinkley, Thurston Clarke, Larry Sabato, David Gergen, Peggy Noonan.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WI) and House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC). Then, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Karen Ignagni, CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, and former Senator Ben Nelson, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. And lifelong resident of Wyoming (lol) Liz Cheney. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Bob Woodward, George Will, Judy Woodruff.

KORNACKI’S UP:Tune in Sunday 8a @msnbc coverage of #JFK50 starts w a 2-hour look at the life, the legacy and the media coverage of our 35th President …with a great panel: Robert MacNeil Harris Wofford Walter Mears @KerryKennedyRFK @Steele_Michael @ATLShirley @PWJ_III @JaneHallAU #JFK50

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus “A new look at American foreign policy, Richard Cohen’s remarks on race, Renisha McBride, Melissa’s daughter in space, and much more”.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Path of Positive Resistance. Two Green Shadow Cabinet members [doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers] talk about their fight against dysfunctional government policies. Plus, a preview of Following the Ninth, a new film about Beethoven’s masterpiece and viewer mail.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. v Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Roundtable: NBC Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw; Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker; Republican Strategist Mike Murphy; and host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Chris Matthews.

NEWSMAKERS: Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the USA FREEDOM Act, which he co-wrote.?The bill was intended to rein in the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records as well as its searches of electronic mail and social networking sites.?He was a co-author of the PATRIOT Act in 2001, and the plan for the new bill is to correct some of the practices that had sprung from that act.?After the interview the reporters [Josh Gerstein and Siobhan Gorman] discussed his responses with the host.

Q & A: Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to talk about her latest book titled, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. She discusses the technological and economic changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution in the United States. She suggests that these changes widened the gulf between rich and poor throughout the country. She writes about a team of journalists with whom Roosevelt established connections from the then influential McClure’s magazine…

RELIGION & ETHICS: Catholic Bishops, Catholic President; Gun Violence; Long Forgotten Mentally Ill. A conversation on the agenda of the US Catholic bishops and the anniversary of JFK’s assassination; the debate over gun control in communities of faith; and a movement to identify the unmarked graves of mentally disabled patients.

Gitmo – Lesley Stahl gets a rare view inside Guantanamo Bay prison, where 164 accused terrorists have been locked up, most for 11 years without charge or trial.
The Giving Pledge – A group of billionaires is pledging to give at least half their vast fortunes to charity in hopes of changing the world. Charlie Rose talks to some of them, including founding members Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
The Recylers – In the poorest section of Paraguay’s capital, residents have fashioned musical instruments from refuse they scavenged at a dump that the local community depends on for its livelihood. Bob Simon reports.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Obamacare & Abortion Rights: The president delay’s Obamacare and Democrats introduce Women’s Health Protection Act. First Lady: The first lady announces her education initiative at a local high school. EDGE Certification: A new tool rewards companies helping to progress women in the workplace. Panelists: Megan Beyer, Genevieve Wood, Patricia Sosa, Mercedes Viana Schlapp.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago; Jim Wyss, Miami Herald Andean Bureau Chief; Andrés López López, author of “El Señor de los Cielos;” Justino Mora, Dayana Torres and Jack Hernández, Participants of the DREAMer Hackathon.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Stuart Zechman and Kevin C. Murphy discuss Kevin’s dissertation, Uphill All the Way: The Fortunes of Progressivism 1919-1929. 9pm ET, 6pm PT. FDL friend Ian Welsh was on the show earlier this week, discussing his provocative essay on the failiure of the netroots, you can listen here.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown. Chat with Phillip Mirowski about his new book, hosted by John Cavanagh. Be sure to read masaccio’s preview. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Bettie Page Reveals All. “In a docu-comedy romp through 1950’s American pop culture, the reclusive “Dark Angel,” Bettie Page, chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of her rise as a cult icon and for the first time fully reveals the story of her mysterious [dis]appearance at the height of her career in 1957. Unseen for more than 50 years and known to the public only by her iconic photographs, an unparalleled mystique has built up around Bettie Page. Here. she reveals the real woman behind the iconic image.” Come chat with Producer/Director Mark Mori and host Lisa Derrick. 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.

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