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Sunday Talking Heads: February 2, 2013

Groundhog’s Day.

State of the Union reaction as well as immigration are the big topics for Sunday morning, also Super Bowl and Gov. Chris Christie. This was supposed to be a grand week for him as a host for the big game, but it isn’t turning out the way he hoped, is it? Also, still not seeing any guests to discuss the State Department report on Keystone XL. Paul Ryan appears on “This Week,” and Eric Cantor will be on “Face The Nation.” He actually acknowledged (finally realized?) that not everybody owns their own business or even wants to (this is reported by Byron York no less). Prolly one of those bolt-out-of-the-blue moments for him.

Media Matters’ analysis shows there really aren’t any more women on the guest lists here than there were five years ago, sadly.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: Simon Lazarus and Roger Pilon on the use of executive powers by President Obama.?Matthew Segal on the reaction of young voters to the State of the Union address. U.S. Race Relations in 2014. Environment and Energy Policy. Fracking in Pennsylvania. Fracking in New York. George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, Paul Krugman, Ana Navarro. Also Pot debate.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Then, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Then working the Super Bowl into the conversation, Rudy Giuliani to talk security. As well as Chair of the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee, John Wisniewski (D) re Chris Christie. Roundtable: David Gergen, Michael Gerson, Kimberly Stassel, Bob Shrum.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Jake Tapper‘s interview with President Barack Obama and immigration, marijuana, Sochi safety to start. Then, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) SOTU response, 2014 style. Roundtable: Artur Davis, Ron Brownstein, Anita Dunn.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Live from MetLife Stadium. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the state of the NFL. Then, John Elway. Plus, Archie Manning on Peyton Manning and the other one. Roundtable: Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan.



MOYERS & COMPANY: David Simon on America as a Horror Show. Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Then, an interview with Julian Assange. Also, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Also, Christiegate with Chair of the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee, John Wisniewski (D). Plus, football stuff with New York Times’ Alan Schwarz and former Indianapolis Colts Head Coach and NBC Sports Commentator Tony Dungy. Roundtable: Rich Lowry, Robert Gibbs, Gwen Ifill, Doris Kearns-Goodwin, Chuck Todd.

NEWSMAKERS: Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) talked about the 5-year Farm Bill.?Other topics included fast track trade legislation, tax reform, tax breaks, economic conditions in Michigan, mental health legislation, and income inequality. Interviewed by Alan Bjerga of Bloomberg News, Agriculture.

Q & A: Robert Dallek, author of the recently released historical narrative titled, “Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House.” Dallek describes his book as taking an inside look at the brain trust surrounding John Kennedy’s administration. He discusses the people who played large roles in Kennedy’s thousand days in office, such as Theodore “Ted” Sorensen, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Robert Kennedy and George Ball, to name a few. Dallek points out that he felt President Kennedy’s maturity level grew while he was in office. Difficult experiences such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and Vietnam, he says, helped Kennedy become “his own man” who made difficult decisions on his own rather than deferring to the wishes of advisors.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Nuns Versus Pipeline, Living Wages Factory. A 200-year-old order of Catholic nuns, the Sisters of Loretto, have successfully opposed construction of a gas pipeline in Kentucky; and American businessman Joe Bozich adheres to a sustainable corporate model that pays his garment workers fairly while staying competitive with apparel suppliers that use much cheaper labor.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Benefit Cap for Unwed Mothers. Feminist infighting on the internet. Spelman College President Beverly Tatum. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), Florida District 27; Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama; Wendy Davis, Texas State Democratic Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate; Jan Slattery, Director of the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth of the Archdiocese of Chicago; John O’Malley, Director of Legal Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: No broadcast Sunday, David Atkins (thereisnospoon) appears this Thursday.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In DepthBonnie Morris is an adjunct professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. She was a finalist for the Autumn House nonfiction book prize and a Semi-Finalist for the Zone 3 Press nonfiction book prize in 2013. Ms. Morris won the “New Women’s Voices” chapbook competition from Finishing Line Press, and her first volume of collected poems, The Schoolgirl’s Atlas, was released by Finishing Line Press late last year. For more, visit:


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