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Sunday Talking Heads: April 13, 2014
HELL Movie Night Monday.

Good morning, hope you’re waking up to a sunny day, or at least some sunshine in a juice glass.

Media matters reports again on the guest stats of the Sunday shows, oh Cokie *sigh*

Cokie Roberts said she was surprised to hear women comprised less than 30 percent of guests last year on Sunday morning broadcast political talk shows like her former program, ABC’s This Week. But she did not believe that disparity was a problem, stating, “there are plenty of women there.” (she goes on)

Looking forward to the FDL Book Salon today, have you changed all the passwords yet? Mashable’s Heartbleed Hit List can help.

Here’s the lineup list:

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Pollsters Stefan Hankin and Kellyanne Conway. 8:45am – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kurt Volker talks about developments in Ukraine. 9:30amKellie Lunney talks about efforts to raise the salaries of members of Congress.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D). Then Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Ana Navarro, James Carville, Laura Ingraham, Robert Reich.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Flight MH370 “We’ll have the latest.” Then, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. “We’ve gathered an all-star panel to look back at this moment in history and discuss what is ahead for civil rights in America. The fight for equality for black Americans continues to this day, as significant gaps in health care, education, and employment remain. Gay advocates are also in an ongoing struggle for marriage equality, which is now legal in seventeen states and the District of Columbia.” Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University, Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry, Tavis Smiley of PBS, and Nikole Hannah-Jones of ProPublica and the Atlantic. Roundtable: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Frank Rich of New York magazine, Leigh Gallagher of Fortune, and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR). Then Flight MH370. Roundtable: Cornell Belcher, Ron Brownstein, Liz Mair.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Obamacare stuff with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Then, IRSghazi with Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, George Will, Bob Woodward.

KORNACKI’S UP: The complexity of the gender pay gap – and how to deal with it. We talk with @SandraFluke, plus @mollyesque, @EleanorClift, @celindalake.


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: Dear America, ‘Meet The Press’ Wants To Meet You: Your Sunday Morning Conversation. Boston Marathon Bombing with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Then, Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki and former New England Patriots player Joe Andruzzi. Roundtable: Re/Code Co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher, Mike Murphy, Paul Gigot, and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).

NEWSMAKERS: House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) discussed issues including executive orders by President Obama, immigration, oversight of the Justice Department, National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance of telephone data, and whether the government or telephone companies should maintain data records.?He maintained that reforms of intelligence operations needed to go through the Judiciary Committee.?After the interview by remote video, the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.

Q & A: Dr. Tom Coburn, Republican Senator from Oklahoma. Dr. Coburn discusses his career, politics, and reasons for his early retirement from the Senate, which will take place at the end of the current session – sometime early next year. Dr. Coburn talks about his health – he was recently diagnosed with a prostate cancer recurrence, as well as his disappointments in the government on issues such as spending, transparency, and the Affordable Care Act. He also speaks of the need for great leaders, and that the mistakes Congress has made stem from a lack of life experience from those who are representing the American people. Coburn also discusses his friendship with President Obama, and says that the two remain close despite their vast political differences. He also goes over disagreements he has had with other members of Congress, such as Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Harry Reid (D-NV) and how he reconciled with them.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Micro Preemie Ethics; The Sarajevo Haggadah.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Sebelius Resigns. Why Women Don’t Vote for Women. Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise. Women Vets and Jobs. Panel: Megan Beyer, Gender Equality Project; Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation; Francesca Chambers, the Daily Mail; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D), Illinois; U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Florida; Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous Activist; Franco De Vita, Venezuelan Singer and Songwriter.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. “In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America’s surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals.” Chat with Julia Angwin (Pulitzer Prize finalist) about her new book, hosted by our friend Marcy Wheeler. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Hell. Nine Women. Nine Sins. One Hell. Join host Lisa Derrick and Filmmaker Lisa Stock for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5PM pt, Monday.

And here’s Massacio on Virtually Speaking:

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