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Sunday Talking Heads: August 10, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One – It came, it saw, it tore sh@t up. Movie Night Monday

Good morning, pass the coffee.

The three big topics are IRAQ, Ebola, and the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation. In honor of Nixon, Woodward & Bernstein appear on CBS’ Face the Nation. And no surprise that John McCain pops up, as does Lindsey Graham.

FDL Book Salon features Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, a great follow-up to yesterday’s Dandelion Insurrection. Monday SHARKNADO returns.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:10am – Economic Recovery with Political Reporter Carrie Dann. 7:40am – Senate & Gubernatorial Elections in Hawaii with Honolulu Star Advertiser Staff Writer B.J. Reyes. 7:45am – Latest Developments in Iraq & Gaza with Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco and former Mideast adviser to President Jimmy Carter. 8:45am – Good Government Bills with Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Iraq with retired Army Gen. Carter Ham, former commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Mosul. Then Ebola with SIM medical missionary Dr. Frank Glover, Jr and Amb. Robin Sanders, former ambassador to Republic of the Congo and Nigeria. Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Cokie Roberts, ESPN’s LZ Granderson, Sharyl Attkisson.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Iraq with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Plus, Amb. James Jeffrey, former ambassador to Iraq. Then, Ebola with Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director-general for health security. Also, Nixon’s resignation with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Glenn Beck, NYT’s Anne Barnard, SE Cupp, James Zogby, Sanjay Gupta, Ken Auletta.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Iraq with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Then, retired Gen. Jim Jones, President Obama’s first National Security Adviser, and former Amd. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq under President George W. Bush. Roundtable: Ken Cuccinelli, Ted Strickland, Stephanie Cutter, Kevin Madden. Plus a tribute to former White House Press Secretary James Brady who died Monday at the age of 73 with Joe Lockhart, Ann Compton and Al Hunt.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Iraq with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Tax inversions with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) of the Senate Budget Committee, and former Michigan Governor John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable. Roundtable: George Will, Jackie Kucinich, Laura Ingraham, Ron Fournier.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Going Home With Maya Angelou. Revisit an episode from over 30 years ago, in which Bill joined the legendary writer on her return to the small town where she grew up.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Foreign Policy Roundtable: Jeffrey Goldberg, Robin Wright, Michael Leiter. Political Roundtable: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rich Lowry, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell.

NEWSMAKERS: Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity.

Q & A: Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris. He talks about his most recent work “This Living Hand: And Other Essays,” his upcoming book on Thomas Edison and his career as a biographer of Presidents and other notable historical figures. He also talks about his experiences at White House get togethers with historians and presidents, his influences, and his approach to writing and choosing his subjects.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Jordan’s Syrian Refugees. The December Project.

TO THE CONTRARY: Becoming Papa. Travel an arduous journey with two men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Al Punto’s Special: “Agentes de Cambio” (Agents of Change) – An Inside Look at the Central Intelligence Agency.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: RJ Eskow and Stuart Zechman discuss the news of the day with host Jay Ackroyd, also Culture of Truth. Listen live 9pm ET, 6pm PT, or online tomorrow.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. “For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, even in Iran, Burma, the Philippines, and the Palestinian Territories. Combining statistical analysis with case studies of specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed and, sometimes, causing them to fail.” Join authors Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan and host Lewis Perry for the discussion. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Sharknado 2. “A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.” Join Lisa Derrick and her guests Thunder Levin and Anthony C Ferrante, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.


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