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Sunday Talking Heads: April 6, 2014

Stripped, Monday’s FDL Movie Night

Big topic this week is the Fort Hood shooting. If you get so mad because you can’t get your way that you get your gun and run around shooting people dead all over the place, you might have a mental health issue, just sayin’. Might not be legal insanity, but. Fox News Sunday isn’t ready to dismiss terrorism out of hand on this yet: “Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said in a press briefing there was no early indication that terrorism played a role in the shooting. But investigators say they’re keeping open minds and an open investigation when considering motive.” The Foxers were soo hoping.

Bob Schieffer interviews Tom Friedman on the big IPCC climate change report because who knows more about waiting another six months? But at least the discussion isn’t going to include the “balance” of a climate change denier (damnatio memoriae). And more importantly, at least CBS is broaching the topic!

Also BENGHAZI rears its ugly head again, too. Where else but Fox?.

Brian Lamb interviews Matt Taibbi.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 8:00am – Roben Farzad talks about the practice of high-frequency trading. 8:45am – Michael O’Hanlon about the Afghan presidential elections.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Fort Hood with Rep. John Carter (R-TX) and former Army Vice Chief of Staff Ret. Gen. Peter Chiarelli. GM recall with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, and Fusion’s “AM Tonight” host Alicia Menendez.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Fort Hood with We’ll talk to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) IPCC Climate Change Report with illuminary Tom Friedman and Heidi Cullen of Climate Central. Then White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer on this week in the Affordable Care Act. Plus, in prelude to the upcoming commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Politico’s Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come, also John Dickerson and Amy Walter.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Election 2014 and women in politics with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Then a wide open( /s) discussion of the SSCI report on CIA torture with House Intelligence Committee Republican Chair Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). Then the Fort Hood shooting with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA). And CNN’s latest on Flight MH370. Roundtable: Penny Lee, Corey Dade, Ross Douthat.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Fort Hood shooting with Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Sen Tim Kaine (D-VA) of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Then BENGHAZI with Michael Hayden. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Elise Viebeck, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams. Power Player of the Week: Richard Thomas on playing former President Jimmy Carter in Arena Stage’s “Camp David.”

KORNACKI’S UP: Joy Behar, Dick Cavett talk politics & comedy.


MOYERS & COMPANY: All Work and No Pay. Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Fort Hood shooting with fmr. Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen. Then McCutcheon v. FEC with Shaun McCutcheon, and president of Public Citizen Robert Weissman. Roundtable: Kathleen Parker, John E. Sununu, Harold Ford, Jr., Steve Case.

NEWSMAKERS: Jason Furman, the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers talks about the latest jobs report, the debate on the minimum wage, income inequality, and the Affordable Care Act.

Q & A: Matt Taibbi. In his book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, journalist Matt Taibbi discusses many of the problems surrounding Wall Street, including the questionable actions of some CEOs, and how they escaped prosecution.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Biblical Epics; The New Calvinism.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: New Study on Gender Pay Gap. SCOTUS Decision: Good or Bad for Women? Technology: Empowering or Enslaving?
Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Representative Joe García (D), Florida; Jaime Valdez and Marisa Franco, #Not1More; Fernando Espuelas, Host of “The Fernando Espuelas Show” on Radio Univision America Network; Leopoldo López Gil, Father of Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leader; Jersey Vargas and Mario Vargas, Immigration Activists.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Cliff Schecter & Richard Eskow with host Jay Ackroyd. Sunday, 9pm ET

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: In Depth with Bing West.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: No salon Sunday.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Stripped “is a feature documentary on the world’s best cartoonists. A love-letter to comic strips, the film brings together Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy) and 70 others: Talking about the art form they love…and where it goes as newspapers die.” Join host Lisa Derrick and guests Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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