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Sunday Talking Heads: February 23, 2014

Mike Lofgren with Bill Moyers, The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Many governors appearing, the National Governors Association meetup is this weekend (Chris Christie is the current head of the organization).

And yes, there will be McCain (CBS this time).

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:30AM Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R). 8:00AM Labor Union Issues. 8:45AM United Nations Report on North Korea.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine coverage. Then, Martha Raddatz with former President George W. Bush and Team Rubicon co-founder Jacob Wood on the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Tom Friedman, William Kristol.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine covreage with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), plus Margaret Brennan, CBS News’ State Department Correspondent, also Bobby Ghosh, Time Magazine’s World Editor. Then, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) in the runup to the annual governors meetup. Roundtable: Jonathan Martin, Dan Balz, Amy Walter, John Dickerson.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Govs. Mike Pence (R-IN), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Rick Perry (R-TX), Jay Nixon (D-MO) on with Obamacare, the minimum wage, same-sex marriage and the death penalty. Roundtable: Robert Costa of the Washington Post, Democratic Strategist Penny Lee, and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru Then actor Joe Morton of ABC’s Scandal.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ukraine coverage with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Majority Whip and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Then, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT). Roundtable: George Will, Jane Harman, Michael Needham, Juan Williams. Then, Chris Wallace meets with Bao Bao.



MOYERS & COMPANY: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight. Former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren talks to Bill about America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Also, an exclusive essay on the Deep State, by Lofgren.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Roundtable: Chris Matthews, Helene Cooper, Judy Woodruff, David Brooks. Then, Mark Wells, a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team.

NEWSMAKERS: NAACP Interim President Lorraine Miller talks about U.S. jobs, the minimum wage, voting rights, the Affordable Care Act, and criminal justice reform.?She, and several other civil rights leaders, recently met with the President about these issues.

Q & A: Former Congressional staff member Mike Lofgren discusses his book, The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted, and his recent op-ed piece about former Defense Sec.?Robert Gates’ memoir. (For more about Lofgren see this week’s Moyers & Company.)

RELIGION & ETHICS: Detroit Bankruptcy and Worker Pensions; Secular Ethics; Racial Reconciliation. The ethics of cutting retired city worker pensions to pay the bankrupt city of Detroit’s creditors; the Dalai Lama teaches secular ethics at Emory University in Atlanta; and a worship service for racial reconciliation in a predominantly white Episcopal congregation in New Orleans.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Distressing Report on Women in Media. Sochi Olympics – Too Extreme for Women? WVa Mountaintop Removal Advocacy. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Kim Gandy, CEO National Network to End Domestic Violence; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp; Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Mario Díaz Balart (R), District 25, Florida; U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez (D), District 4, Illinois; María Corina Machado, Venezuelan Opposition Congresswoman; Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer-songwriter; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; Dr. Juan Rivera, Univision News Chief Medical Correspondent.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Commentators Avedon Carol & Stuart Zechman. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Sunday 9pm ET, 6pm PT.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. “Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving “welfare queens” and “strapping young bucks” buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing a dog whistle: sending a message about racial minorities inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he tapped into a long political tradition that started with George Wallace and Richard Nixon, and is more relevant than ever in the age of the Tea Party and the first black president.” Come chat with Ian Haney-López about his new book, hosted by Michael Higginbotham. Sunday 5pm ET, 9pm PT.


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