Sunday Talking Heads: December 1, 2013
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Iran, Afghanistan with Former Obama national security adviser Tom Donilon. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, and former Obama White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, now an ABC News and Bloomberg News contributor. Football Concussions Roundtable: ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, USA Today columnist and ABC News consultant Christine Brennan, ESPN investigative reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada, co-author of “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth”, and former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Joe DeLamielleure. Sunday Spotlight: U2 lead singer Bono on World AIDS Day.
CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). Then, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and his new book “Unintimidated.” “Plus, we’ll get analysis of the week’s news from William Kristol of The Weekly Standard and former White House Chief of Staff under President Obama, Bill Daley.” Plus, Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “The Bully Pulpit,” A. Scott Berg, author of “Wilson” and Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire.”
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum on the latest Supreme Court Challenge to Obamacare. Then terror threats with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable: Kevin Madden, Donna Brazile, Corey Dade of TheRoot.com.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Healthcare.gov with James Capretta of the Ethics & Public Policy Center, and Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress. Iran+ with former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Jane Harman, George Will, Evan Bayh.
MOYERS & COMPANY: Encore: 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: Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Ranking Member of the Budget Committee Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Then, former Healthcare Adviser to President Obama and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. Roundtable: David Brooks, Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd.
NEWSMAKERS: Former Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), chief executive officer at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, talks about health care coverage extensions under the Affordable Care Act.
Q & A: Cardiothoracic surgeon and author, Dr. Hassan Tetteh. He discusses his book titled, “Gifts of the Heart,” which is a fictional story of a military physician in Afghanistan. Dr. Tetteh begins with his detailed description of just stepping off an overnight flight at Washington’s Dulles International Airport. He participated in surgery to remove a heart from a traumatic automobile accident victim in the Midwest, and accompaned the organ to the Washington, DC area for transplant surgery. Tetteh describes how a heart transplant actually works. He details the amount of time needed for a heart transplant operation to be successful and talks about the average cost of such recovery and procurement surgery. […]
RELIGION & ETHICS: Methodist Gay Marriage, Civil Rights Anniversary, Gettysburg Address. Divisions in the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage; historian Taylor Branch on the key civil rights events of 1963; students and tutors recite the Gettysburg Address in honor of its 150th anniversary.
60 MINUTES: Amazon – The world’s largest online retailer lets 60 Minutes cameras into its warehouses to show how this mega business stores and sends products to 225 million customers worldwide. Charlie Rose reports. The Capitol Dome – The iconic skyline symbol of our democracy, the dome of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., has not been refurbished in over 50 years. Scott Pelley reports on an ambitious restoration project for the 150-yr.old structure. Free Diving – In a growing extreme sport in which divers reach great depths on one breath, records are being broken and doctors are increasingly surprised by feats never thought possible. Bob Simon reports.
TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Supreme Court to Decide on Obamacare Contraception Mandate. Celebrity Custody Rights. Interview with Anna Holmes, Creator of Jezebel. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-MD); Chair, Center for Equal Opportunity Linda Chavez; Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers; The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer.
UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D), New York; Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Christian Avila, DREAMer; Arturo Sandoval, Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer; Dr. Juan Rivera, Univision News Chief Medical Correspondent; Antonio Caño, U.S. Bureau Chief of El País; Daniel Moreno, Director of Animal Político; Antonieta Cádiz, Political Editor of La Opinión.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: RJ Eskow and Stuart Zechman: 1. What needs to happen in order to make a working health care system – for 99% of us – out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? 2. Response to commentary from political satirist Culture of Truth. 3. Minimum wage, the Walmart strikes, and the future of the workers movement. Follow @RJEskow @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak. Links and more.
C-SPANS’S BOOK TV: In Depth with Christina Hoff Sommers.
FDL’S BOOK SALON: American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System. “[E. F.] Torrey examines the Kennedys’ involvement in the policy, the role of major players, the responsibility of the state versus the federal government in caring for the mentally ill, the political maneuverings required to pass the legislation, and how closing institutions resulted not in better care – as was the aim – but in underfunded programs, neglect, and higher rates of community violence. Many now wonder why public mental illness services are so ineffective. At least one-third of the homeless are seriously mentally ill, jails and prisons are grossly overcrowded, largely because the seriously mentally ill constitute 20 percent of prisoners, and public facilities are overrun by untreated individuals. As Torrey argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better care for the most vulnerable.” Chat with E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. about his new book. Hosted by Gregory Dober.
FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. “In early 2012, John de Lancie discovered that he had been flooded with hundreds of e-mails almost overnight for his portrayal of the mischievous villain Discord in Friendship is Magic. Oddly enough, all of the mail seemed to be coming from adults! This was when he discovered Bronies for the first time, and the concept of such a unique demographic forming around a TV show fascinated him to no end. As the fandom grew, so did his curiosity. Seeking to learn more about this phenomenon, he joined forces with producer Michael Brockhoff to create a documentary, and in the process answer essential questions about the Bronies: who they were, where they came from, and what they aimed to do.” Join us Monday Night at 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday for the discussion.