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Sunday Talking Heads: March 23, 2014

Life After Pi

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Ukraine and Crimea with Max Boot and David Andelman. 8:45am – Internet Oversight with Gautham Nagesh. 9:30am – Interpol Database System with Mark Dombroff.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ukraine, Flight MH370. Then, on the 2014 Senate midterm elections. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Cokie Roberts, Dan Senor. Sunday Spotlight with co-founder Matt Damon.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ukraine, Flight MH370 with Mitt Romney, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward, Leigh Gallagher of Fortune, and David Sanger. Also, Sully Sullenbrger and David Gallo, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Schieffer: “I’m looking forward to speaking with Mitt Romney, because he and the president had very different views on foreign policy during the debates and during the campaign. Romney hasn’t said much lately, but we’ll get his take on where he thinks all this is going. There might be a little “I told you so” in there, as well.”

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Flight MH370 with Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY). Plus, underwater search and rescue expert Curt Newport, who helped find the Challenger Space Shuttle and TWA Flight 800. Then, Rev. Earl Johnson, former National Disaster Spiritual Care Manager for the Red Cross, about what the families of the missing go through. Ukraine with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Roundtable: Newt Gingrich, Susan Page, Neera Tanden.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Flight MH370 with Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Dr. Alan Diehl, former investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA. Then, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Roundtable: Laura Ingraham, Bob Woodward, Paul Wolfowitz, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? Kim Barker and Andy Kroll talk to Bill about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers. Then, former president Jimmy Carter. Maybe Dave Barry. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Michael Chertoff, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D).

NEWSMAKERS: America’s Health Insurance Plans President & CEO Karen Ignagni discussed the Affordable Care Act & its effect on competition among insurers.?She described the insurance industry’s experience with state marketplaces, delays, enrollment, & profits.?She also looked at cuts to Medicare Advantage plans.

Q & A: Author & businessman Ibis Sánchez-Serrano discusses his book, The World’s Health Care Crisis. He talks about the problems of pharmaceutical companies, the rising cost of medicine, & how fake prescription drugs find their way into the marketplace.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Contraception Mandate; “The Story of the Jews”; Women’s Purim. Religious business owners argue against federal requirement to provide contraceptive coverage; historian Simon Schama tells “The Story of the Jews”; Orthodox Jewish women take more of a leading role in Purim festivities.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: SCOTUS: Birth control mandate. Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign. Former Congresswomen (Blanche Lincoln, Carol Moseley Braun, Connie Morella, Barbara Kennelly, Mary Bono). Panel: The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind, President, Gloucester Institute Kay Coles James, NPR host Avis Jones DeWeever, Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Elvira Arellano and Saúl Arellano, Immigration Activists; Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); María Corina Machado, Venezuelan Opposition Congresswoman; Anabel Hernández, Journalist and Author; Diego Luna, Mexican Actor and Director.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Commentators digby (Hulaballoo) & Joan McCarter discuss political effectiveness of popular policies like Social Security; Markos Moulitsas v Politico, and the flailing Third Way. Plus Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: 2014 Virginia Festival of the Book.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, Their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis “Informed by deep reporting from New York, Washington, and the heartland, The Seven Sins of Wall Street, like no other book, shows how we’re all affected by the financial industry’s inhumanity. The transgressions of “Wall Street titans” and “masters of the universe” are paid for by real people. In fierce, plain English, Ivry indicts a financial industry that continues to work for the few at the expense of the rest of us. Problems that financiers deemed too complicated to be understood by ordinary folks are shown by Ivry to be financial legerdemain—a smokescreen of complexity and jargon that hide the bankers’ nefarious activities.” Come chat with Bob Ivry about his new book. Hosted by Nomi Prins. Sunday, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:Life After Pi is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi” — just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a whole.” Join host Lisa Derrick and her guests Scott Leberecht, Director and Christina Lee Storm, Producer to talk movie magic. 8pm ET, 5pm PT Monday.

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