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Sunday Talking Heads: March 16, 2014

Missing Flight MH370 and the Crimea vote in Ukraine (or is it in Russia now?) are the big stories.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45AM Mary Schiavo on Airline Safety. 8:30AM Dave Levinthal on Koch Brothers and Campaign Influence. 9:15AM Foreign Policy analyst Angela Stent on Vladimir Putin and Crimea.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: The Mystery of Flight 370 – House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) discusses the Malaysian Air mystery. Ukraine – Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Bill Gates on Common Core teaching standards. Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Michael Eric Dyson, William Kristol, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Greta Van Susteren.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the head of the House Intelligence Committee on Ukraine and the CIA fight. Then, Tom Donilon, the president’s former national security advisor on Ukraine. Flight 370 Roundtable: Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Former Chair of the NTSB Mark Rosenker, Bob Orr.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: The Mystery of Flight 370 – John Negroponte, the former Director of National Intelligence. Also, Colleen Keller who helped find Air France Flight 447, Steven Wallace former FAA crash investigator, and Richard Aboulafia Boeing 777 expert. Plus, Commander William Marks aboard the USS Blue Ridge in the Indian Ocean. Ukraine – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Then, Reince Priebus. Roundtable: Charles Blow, Ana Navarro and Ron Brownstein. At 12pm ET, the British, German, and French Ambassadors to the United States on the Crimea vote and its implications.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: The Mystery of Flight 370 – Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Peter Goelz, former Managing Director of the National Transportation Safety Board. Ukraine – Two members of the Senate Foreign relations committee, Chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and the Ranking Member Sen Bob Corker (R-TN). Roundtable: George Will, Judy Woodruff, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY: No Escaping Dragnet Nation. Investigative reporter Julia Angwin talks to Bill about how America has become a dragnet nation where mass surveillance rules.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer. Then, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Roundtable: Robert Gibbs, Jon Ralston, Izzy Ortega, Carolyn Ryan.

NEWSMAKERS: House Intelligence Committee Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussed NSA surveillance of phone data, intelligence agency monitoring of email, and Sen.?Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) allegations that the CIA improperly searched Senate computer files.

Q & A: Author and former Obama Administration official Cass Sunstein discussing his newest book titled, “Why Nudge? The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism.” Sunstein relates his experience as the Administrator of the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). In addition, he shares the controversy that surrounded his nomination to OIRA, and his narrow margin of victory in his confirmation vote in the Senate. He talks about other books that he has written, as well as his philosophy on the First Amendment and censorship. Sunstein also discusses why he was not in favor of impeachment for President Bill Clinton or George W. Bush. He describes his friendship with President Barack Obama, and offers his opinion on Obama’s record of transparency. Sunstein talks about his marriage to Samantha Power, who serves as America’s Ambassador to the UN.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Gun Violence and the Faith Community; Dorothy Day; Sikh Turban Showdown.

TO THE CONTRARY Women Deliver – Interviews with Melinda Gates, Barbara Bush, Mandy Moore.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Managing Director, United We Dream; Maria Fernanda Cabello, Organizer, United We Dream; Norman Quijano, Salvadorian Presidential Candidate under the National Republican Alliance (ARENA); Eva Golinger, Lawyer and author of “Chavez Code;” U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R), Florida.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Commentators Dave Dayen & Stuart Zechman plus Jay Ackroyd discuss current events and comment on political satire from Culture of Truth, 9pm ET Sunday.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level. “Starting in the 1990s, San Francisco launched a series of bold but relatively unknown public policy experiments to improve wages and benefits for thousands of local workers. Since then, scholars have documented the effects of those policies on compensation, productivity, job creation, and health coverage. Opponents predicted a range of negative impacts, but the evidence tells a decidedly different tale. This book brings together that evidence for the first time, reviews it as a whole, and considers its lessons for local, state, and federal policymakers.” Chat with Ken Jacobs, Michael Reich, and Miranda Dietz about their new book. Hosted by Erik Loomis. 5pm ET, 2pm PT Sunday.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Films at SXSW with Kit O’Connell. 8pm ET, 5pm PT Monday.

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