Getting Back to Abnormal, Monday Movie Night

It’s morningtime! Get up and smell the coffeeand the roses.

FDL’s Book Salon will be Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, but without Thomas Piketty – this time. Masaccio and Knut team up for the discussion. And Movie Night Monday will be the New Orleans-based Getting Back to Abnormal.

Peterr wonders why the Sunday morning bookers couldn’t get any of these people on to discuss missing administration emails:

I suppose the bookers for these shows just couldn’t get Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales, Susan Ralston, Scott Jennings, Harriet Miers, and other Bush-era email experts this weekend. What with the coming 4th of July holidays and all, they were probably all already committed to spending more time with their families.

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As for the rest of the listings, Meet the Press has an interview with former President Bill Clinton and then feels the need for a Republican response, so they invited Reince Priebus on; plus!, Chuck Todd has a special poll they did to see how regular people felt about Hillary Clinton’s comments about wealth (for added fairness, I guess).

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00am – Open Phones. 7:45am – Politics Week in Review with American Prospect Contributing Editor Paul Waldman and Weekly Standard Staff Writer Michael Warren. 8:30am – Challenges to Obama Administration Policy with American University professor Chris Edelson. 9:15am – Unaccompanied Immigrant Children with Woodrow Wilson International Center Latin American Program Associate Director Eric Olson.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: President Barack Obama. Then, House Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Iraq and Syria threats. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Bill Kristol, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Terry Moran, Dahlia Lithwick, and the Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino. Sunday Spotlight: Martha Raddatz with documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson on his new film Freedom Summer.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and former US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey. Then, CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan and TIME Magazine’s Michael Crowley. Roundtable: Peggy Noonan, Michael Gerson, Dee Dee Myers, Todd Purdum.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Jeffrey Toobin guest hosts. Deborah Norville on Matt Lauer’s interview with GM CEO Mary Barra and the Mommy question. Dan Rather and the changes at ABC News. Then, should Dick Cheney be back in the media spotlight?

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Chair of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) about his IRS investigation. Followed by IRS-email-misplacer Lois Lerner’s lawyer, William Taylor. Plus, Iraq with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Roundtable: Stephanie Cutter, Neera Tanden, Liz Mair, Mattie Duppler.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Boehner-sues-the-president with Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA). Then, Iraq with former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, Karl Rove, Kirsten Powers.



MOYERS & COMPANY: The Lies That Lead to War. This week Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war.

MEET THE PRESS: Former President Bill Clinton. The, RNC Chair Reince Priebus for “the Republican response.” Roundtable: Kathy Ruemmler Former White House Counsel; Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI); Andrea Mitchell NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Nia-Malika Henderson National Political Reporter, The Washington Post. Also, Chuck Todd with “exclusive poll” on public perception of Hillary Clinton’s comments on wealth. And Cynthia McFadden behind the scenes with Valerie Jarrett. Plus, CGI America economic justice and inequality Roundtable: former Pres. Bill Clinton, founding chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative; Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises and Chairman of Good360; Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director of the Freelancers Union; Monty Moran, co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill; and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

NEWSMAKERS: Senate Republican Conference Chair John Thune (R-SD) talked about the 2014 and 2016 elections and issues such as transportation funding, the economy, and Iraq.?He also talked about his support for Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama over the use of executive orders.?Senator Thune spoke by video from Capitol Hill.?After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.

Q & A: Daniel Schulman, author of “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.” [FDL Book Salon, August 3rd] Mr. Schulman talks about the Koch family’s rise to power and the infighting and dysfunction that has come with it. In addition to brothers Charles and David, most well known for Koch Industries and their libertarian leaning political activities, the guest talks about lesser known brothers Bill, a multi-billionaire businessman in his own right and reclusive brother Frederick, a wealthy art collector who’s also involved in historic preservation. These four brothers spent almost two decades locked in a bitter legal battle over the oil and cattle ranching empire their father left behind at the time of his death in 1967. The show delves into the personal stories of these four men, and also looks at the political endeavors of Charles and David as they continue to play out today.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Contraception Mandate Case; Behavioral Ethics; Wild Goose Festival.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: USAID Helping Mothers and Children, interview with supermodel Christy Turlington and Administrator Raj Shah. “Obvious Child” movie: depicting abortion in a different light. Tennessee Walking Horses – interview with Priscilla Presley and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). Panel: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Erica Williams Simon, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, Senior Vice President for Programs and Innovation at The Humane Society of the United States Holly Hazard.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala; Ana García de Hernández, First Lady of Honduras; Rafael Márquez, Captain of Mexico’s soccer team “El Tri”; Pablo Ramírez and Enrique Bermúdez, Univision Sports Anchors; Carlos Santana, Musician and Guitar Legend.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: David Dayen and KagroX, Jay Ackroyd hosts. Also Culture Of Truth. Live 9pm ET Sundays or listen later on the website.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: A discussion with Masaccio and Knut about Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Getting Back to Abnormal. “New Orleans’ long history of political dysfunction and complicated racial dynamics gets a new lease on life when Stacy Head, a polarizing white woman, wins a seat on the city council after Katrina. Four years later, she needs to get black votes to be re-elected. But will her record of blunt racial talk doom her chances? GETTING BACK TO ABNORMAL follows the unlikely odd couple of Head and her irrepressible black political advisor Barbara Lacen-Keller as they try to navigate New Orleans’ treacherous political scene.” Host Lisa Derrick with Producer/Directors Peter Odashia, Paul Stekler, and Andrew Kolker. Monday at 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

And a summertime just for so: