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Sunday Talking Heads: March 2, 2014

Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race with Bill Moyers

Who knows what the morning will bring.

The question is, where is McCain?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:05am – Ted Johnson on Hollywood and Politics. 7:45am – Growth of Tea Party. 8:40am – Organized Labor and Teachers Unions. 9:20am – Future of Afghanistan.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
Roundtable: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Van Jones, Rich Lowry, Cokie Roberts. Then, Ben Affleck and former senator and U.S. Special Envoy Russ Feingold on the Congo. Then, Nate Silver predicts Oscars [ABC hosts the Oscars, join Lisa Derrick and friends for the viewing party here].

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine and Afghanistan with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ukraine with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Then on to Horse Race 2016 (is Crowley getting a cut of the political ad revenue at the network?) with Rick Santorum. Roundtable: Former Obama insider Bill Burton, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ukraine with Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Rep Mike Rogers (R-MI). Then, Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) on the IRS witch hunt. Roundtable: George Will, Elise Viebeck, Scott Brown, Evan Baugh.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race. Author and legal scholar Ian Haney López tells Bill that dog whistle politics is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests. [See also last week’s FDL Book Salon with Haney López.]

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Shrinking Military, Record Drought & Ukraine Crisis. Guests: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), California’s Gov. Jerry Brown. Roundtable: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, among others

NEWSMAKERS: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) talked about minimum wage legislation in Congress, the U.S. employment picture, the Affordable Care Act, and other topics.?Senator Harkin was the author of the Senate bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10/hour.

Q & A: Virginia Postrel, author of “The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion.” Postrel, a columnist for Bloomberg View, discusses what qualities make a person or thing “glamorous.” She contends that glamour can often affect the way the public views political figures. She cites examples of Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Barack Obama, to name a few. Postrel discusses how people transform themselves into being glamorous; citing Jacqueline Kennedy, who, according to the author went to great lengths to become a glamorous First Lady. Postrel also talks about some of the un-glamorous events that she has gone through in the past eight years, such as donating a kidney to psychiatrist Sally Satel in 2006, and successfully fighting breast cancer in 2007. She notes that political Washington has become “nastier and more ritualized” over the past few years.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Philomena; Solitary Confinement; Ash Wednesday. “Philomena,” an Oscar-nominated film based on the true story of an Irish Catholic woman forced to give up her son for adoption; the debate over the use of solitary confinement in American prisons; and the imposition of ashes on the streets of Washington, DC to observe Ash Wednesday.

TO THE CONTRARY: New Americans. No panel.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico; Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States; Lilian Tintori, Wife of Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez; Roni Kaplan, spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces; Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican Actor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Marcy Wheeler, Dave Waldman look at surveillance, the Patriot Act, gunfail, Arizona & civil rights, Oscars as class marker. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @emptywheel @KagroX @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd. 9pm ET, 6pm PT Sunday.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In DepthPeniel Joseph is the author of three books: Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006); Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama (2010); and Stokely: A Life (2014). He is also the editor of: The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era (2006); and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level (2010).

FDL BOOK SALON: No salon today.

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