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Sunday Talking Heads: April 27, 2014

Love Me, Monday’s Movie Night

This afternoon, dakine01 hosts a beer and baseball Book Salon: Edward Achorn’s Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game. I’m not sure what brews he’ll have on tap for us. Movie Night Monday features Love Me, mail order brides from Ukraine – the current geopolitical face-off can’t be good for business.

You might be interested in Virtually Speaking with Digby and RJ Eskow. Bill Moyers does climate change. As does Newsmakers, their guest is Tom Steyer, a billionaire who believes. And C-SPAN’S Afterwords series does our future in a surveilled state, an interview about The Naked Future: What Happens in a World that Anticipates Your Every Move with author Patrick Tucker and Heidi Boghosian.

As for the network shows, Obama’s very bad week, Ukraine, and Horse Race 2016 are a few of the topics covered. Nobody booked Cliven Bundy, though.

Could I get a refill, please?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Liberal Political Agenda – Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page talks about politics ahead of the 2014 midterm elections and 2016 presidential election. 8:30am -Conservative Political Agenda – Terry Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of, talks about politics ahead of the 2014 midterm elections and 2016 presidential election. 9:15am – State of Al Qaeda – Former FBI Deputy Director of National Security Philip Mudd talks about Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the recent drone strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen, and the threat posed by the organization towards the U.S. and its allies.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Then, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)RoundtableMatthew DowdBill KristolPaul Krugman, and Fusion’s “AM Tonight” host Alicia Menendez. Sunday Spotlight with Robin Roberts.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Then, Rick Santorum. Roundtable: Bobby Ghosh, Joe Klein, Peter Baker, and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). Roundtable: Matt Bai, S.E. Cupp, L.Z. Granderson.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Horse Race 2016 with Gov Mike Pence (R-IN). SCOTUS decision on affirmative action with XIV CEO Jennifer Gratz, “whose rejection from the University of Michigan in 1995 inspired the subsequent legal action, and civil rights attorney Shanta Driver, who argued before the Supreme Court to overturn Michigan’s ban.” Roundtable: George Will, Amy Walter, Karl Rove, Juan Williams.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming. Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. Ellen Dorsey is executive director of the Wallace Global Fund and a catalyst in the coalition of 17 foundations known as Divest-Invest Philanthropy. Thomas Van Dyck is Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management, and founder of As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy foundation.

MEET THE PRESS: Tony Blair. Then, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken. Roundtable: Mallory Factor, best-selling author and Professor at The Citadel; Jeffrey Goldberg, Correspondent for The Atlantic and Bloomberg View Columnist; Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress; Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review.

NEWSMAKERS: NextGen Climate president & founder Tom Steyer, who opposes the XL pipeline, talks about his organization and political role in Campaign 2014. Mr.?Steyer has said he’ll spend up to $100 million on candidates who support climate change legislation.

Q & A: This week on Q&A, high school students from the United States Senate Youth Program discuss their participation in a week-long government and leadership education program in Washington, DC. 104 students were selected from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity program (2 from each). The students discussed highlights of their week where they hear major policy addresses by Senators, Cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies. They also had the opportunity to talk about the other students that they had met in the program and what they learned from each other.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Papal Canonizations Conversation; India’s Domestic Workers; Jerusalem the Movie.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topic: The Drying of America- Too Many People, Too Little Water. There will be no panel this week.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: María Antonieta Collins, Senior Special Correspondent, Univision News; Reverend José Eugenio Hoyos, Director of the Spanish Catholic Apostolate of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia; Alberto Athié, Former Priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico; Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; Anthony Weiner; Former U.S. Representative; Diego Quemada-Díez, Director of the movie “La Jaula de Oro.”

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING:  Cliven Bundy and the GopPPACA what happens next, how the insurance companies are going to maximize profits.  Digby & Richard Eskow offer a counterpoint to the Sunday morning talk shows. Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday Morning talk shows. Jay Ackroyd moderates.  Follow @digby56 @rjeskow @bobblespeak @jayackroyd. Tonight, 9pm ET, 6pm PT.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV. After Words: Patrick Tucker, “The Naked Future: What Happens in a World that Anticipates Your Every Move,” hosted by Heidi Boghosian, National Lawyers Guild.

FDL BOOK SALON: Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game. “Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life’s savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game’s history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag clubs into a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League. Sneered at as “The Beer and Whiskey Circuit,” their American Association ended up revitalizing the sport, bringing Americans of all classes back to the ballpark. Their recipe: Sunday games, booze, 25-cent-tickets, with teams comprised of exciting, renegade, and often drunk, players.” Come chat with Edward Achorn about his new book, hosted by Richard Taylor (dakine01). 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Love Me. “Love Me is a documentary about lonely men on their quest for love through the modern mail-order bride industry of Ukraine.” Join Lisa Derrick and her guest, Director Jonathon Narducci for the discussion, Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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