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Sunday Talking Heads: August 17, 2014

FRED, Movie Night Monday

Good morning everybody, who’s got the croissants? Join us this afternoon for Rick Perlstein with Kimberly K. Phillips-Fein, and his book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

The disaster in Ferguson, Missouri headlines all the Sunday shows as well it should.

It’s official, David Gregory is vacating the big chair at Meet the Press, perhaps moving on to CNN(?). Chuck Todd takes over starting in September, in the meantime Andrea Mitchell will host, at least this week anyway. And at least Bob Schieffer will be talking the militarization of police as part of the happenings in Ferguson, MO.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45 – The “Great Society” and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 with Center for Neighborhood Enterprise President Robert Woodson and New America Foundation Co-Founder Michael Lind. 8:40 – Voting Rights Act of 1964 with Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Brennan Center.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ferguson, Missouri. Then Iraq stuff with Iraq war veterans Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Jeff Zeleny.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ferguson, Missouri with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D). Then, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson to talk Ferguson and the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation, also the militarization of police. Then, Iraq with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Roundtable: Gerald Seib, Ruth Marcus, Michael Gerson, Peter Baker.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: From Ferguson, Missouri with Ryan J. Reilly. Also, Ash-har Quraishi on the obvious assault on Al Jazeera America Wednesday night. Plus, Crystal Wright and Marc Lamont Hill. Then, Frank Sesno and Jay Rosen on the future of “Meet the Press” and the Sunday morning shows. Followed by a discussion on the odious Keith Ablow with psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz. Then Iraq with Ivan Watson and photojournalist Mark Phillips.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ferguson, Missouri with Governor Jay Nixon (D). Then, Rep. William Lacy Clay, who represents Ferguson, with Bernard Kerik. Roundtable: Jesse Williams, LZ Granderson, Tara Wall. Also Rick Perry stuff.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Iraq with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Horse Race 2016 with Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX). Roundtable: George Will, Kirsten Powers, Liz Cheney, Amy Walter.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Maya Angelou on Facing Evil. Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Maya Angelou attended a conference held in the Hill Country of central Texas.


NEWSMAKERS: EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock discussed the group’s priorities in the 2014 midterm elections, the candidates they’re supporting this cycle, as well as their efforts to increase voter turnout among women.

Q & A: Pat Buchanan, author of “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority.” Mr. Buchanan’s new book traces how Nixon rose from the ashes of political defeats in the 1960 Presidential race and the 1962 California gubernatorial election by bringing together the liberal and conservative wings of the GOP to become our nation’s 37th president in 1969.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Atrocities in Myanmar. James Lee Burke. Janmashtami.

TO THE CONTRARY: Travel to Arizona, Minnesota & Washington D.C. to 3 churches accepting of LGBT people. (encore?)

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D), Illinois and Assistant Majority Leader; U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), District (27), Florida; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; William Bratton, New York City Police Commissioner; Cristina Jiménez, Co-founder and Managing Director of United We Dream; Erika Andiola, Co-Director of Dream Action Coalition; María Conchita Alonso, Singer and Actress.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Avedon Carol and Cliff Schecter, Jay Ackroyd hosts. With Culture of Truth. Live Sunday at 9pm ET, 6pm PT; or online Monday.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. “From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.” Come talk with Rick Perlstein and host Kimberly K. Phillips-Fein, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: FRED. “An inside look at a very OUT campaign, starring Fred Karger.” Come talk with Fred Karger himself and host Lisa Derrick, Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.


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