Sunday Talking Heads: June 8, 2014
In The Shadow, Movie Night Monday
Good Morning everybody, I hope it’s bright and sunny where you are; but if it is raining, think how happy your tomatoes are.
There’s no Book Salon this week, but Monday’s movie night is an Oscar quality crime drama, In the Shadow. Joan McCarter and Dave Johnson will be Virtually Speaking this evening, looks like an interesting show.
As for the network shows, two words:
WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:05am – Jeremy Herb on Veterans’ Health. 7:45 am – U.S. Senate with Cook Political Report’s Jennifer Duffy. 8:30 am – Jonathan Allen on Hillary Clinton. 9:15 am – Guantanamo Detainees with Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg.
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Preview of Diane Sawyer’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her new book, Hard Choices. Plus, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Bowe Bergdahl. Then, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) on $15 an hour minimum wage. Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Matthew Dowd, Alicia Menendez, Bill Richardson, Paul Gigot, Katrina vanden Heuvel. Ending with Nate Silver‘s World Cup predictions.
CBS’ FACE THE NATION: On Bowe Bergdahl with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and ranking member Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-SC). Then, journalist David Rohde “who was captured by the Taliban while reporting in Afghanistan in 2008.” Roundtable: Tom Friedman, Peggy Noonan, David Gergen, Michael Gerson.
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: On Bowe Bergdahl with Secretary of State John Kerry, then Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Also, retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin, and retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Jackie Calmes, Ana Navarro – “backlash from the Bergdahl deal, and how the Democrats’ claims of a “War on Women” may be backfiring on one of their own.”
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: On Bowe Berdahl. Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, “who has called the deal to free Bergdahl a “ghastly transaction” (unlike torture, amirite?) and Gen. Jack Keane, former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Then, Cheryl Brandes and Ken Luccioni, who think their son, Pfc. Matthew Martinek, was killed looking for Bergdahl. Roundtable: George Will, Mara Liasson, Steve Hayes, Juan Williams.
MOYERS & COMPANY: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class. Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that.
NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Preempted by the French Open.
NEWSMAKERS: Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about a number of issues in the news, including the Obama administration’s goal of cutting power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030, and the recent U.S.-Taliban prisoner exchange.?He also talked about how the Republicans might run the Senate if they won a majority of seats in the fall 2014 elections and a Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act.?After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.
Q & A: George Miller, Democratic Congressman of California’s 11th congressional district. Miller discusses his 40 year career in Congress, his politics, accomplishments, and the recent news of his retirement. He plans on leaving Congress at the end of this term. Miller talks about the influence that his father had on his chosen career path in politics and his mentor, Rep. Phil Burton. He also discusses his opinions on some of the various controversial events in Congress, including the Tip O’Neill Pan Scam, Jim Wright’s resignation from Congress, and the election of Newt Gingrich as House Speaker. In addition, Miller talks about changes he has witnessed in Congress and the changing dynamics between the parties. He also talks about various issues he is passionate about and has worked on, including the No Child Left Behind Act, immigration, and universal health care. He talks about his family and his future plans after his retirement.
RELIGION & ETHICS: Bloodless Surgery; Poet Christian Wiman; Shavuot.
TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: New Reality Show About Women Giving Birth in the Wild. Pope Francis on why all Couples Should Raise Children. Hillary Clinton at the World Bank for launch of Voice and Agency. Panel: Reality Check Erin Matson; Pres. Network of Enlightened Women Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Chair Emeritus, Center for Equal Opportunity Linda Chavez.
UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Julio Ligorria, Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States of America; U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), Kentucky; Ramón Gil-Casares, Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America; Enrique Bermudez and Jorge Pérez Navarro, Univision Sports Anchors; Beberly Devers and Kevin Tellez, Salsa Dancers.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Joan McCarter & Dave Johnson. Gamechangers: Antarctic ice shelf melting; Piketty; Princeton/Northwestern “oligarchy study;” Jeremy Rifkin’s Zero Marginal Cost (capitalism and emerging technologies). Then; making meaning and the return of Sgt Bowie Bergdahl. And, if there’s time, net neutrality. 9pm ET, 6pm PT.
FDL’S BOOK SALON: No salon today.
FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: In the Shadow. “Set in former Czechoslovakia amid dramatic events of the 1950s is a gripping crime narrative that ultimately intervenes in the fates of the characters and their loved ones. Captain Hakl is investigating a jewelery store heist. Thanks to behind-the-scenes scheming on the part of the secret police though, a run-of-the-mill burglary becomes a political affair.” Join Filmmaker Nicole Elmer and host Lisa Derrick for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.