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Sunday Talking Heads: October 5, 2014


Aya: Awakenings, Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Good morning.

It sure would be nice if we had a Surgeon General right about now.

Ebola tops all all the talk shows this morning now that it’s reached America. I’m firmly in the travel restrictions camp for people coming from affected/infected areas. As evidenced in Dallas this week, we are not prepared to handle an outbreak. We don’t even know what to do with the medical waste, but don’t worry, we’re on it. Watching officials bumbling and fumbling and stumbling around does not inspire confidence, or trust. And that trust and confidence is essential because there will be other cases. Now that you’ve seen us in action, do you think we can contain this? “Don’t worry, I got this,” yeah right.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – 2014 House Races with Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman. 8:30am – 2014 Midterm Election and Public Opinion with Republican pollster Brian Nienaber and Democratic pollster Stefan Hankin. 9:30am – New Supreme Court Term with New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ebola with Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden. Then, US economy with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Roundtable: Van Jones, Peggy Noonan, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann. Sunday Spotlight: Bob Woodruff with Gary Sinise on the dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, DC.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ebola with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Then, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also, the Secret Service scandals. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Roundtable: Anthony Salvanto, Nancy Cordes, John Dickerson, Jonathan Martin.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: “Covering Ebola: reporter just out of self-imposed quarantine on what it’s like to report from Liberia; the “tabloidization” of political coverage; how Hong Kong protesters are getting their message out.”

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ebola with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. William Frohna, the Chair of the Emergency Medicine department at Washington Hospital Center. Plus, “did the U.S. miss the growing threat of ISIS? The President says the intelligence community is to blame, but a former Secretary of Defense points to the troop withdrawal in Iraq.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). Then, four former White House chiefs of staff “on how the Obama administration is dealing with crises – from Ebola and ISIS to the Secret Service – in its twilight years.” Bill Daley, Andrew Card, Mack McLarty and Ken Duberstein.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ebola with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Then, the Secret Service fiasco with Sen Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent for President Obama. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, George Will, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus. Hong Kong, taxes, the Secret Service and more.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Too Big to Jail? Veteran bank regulator William K. Black lays bare how Washington and Wall Street are joined in a culture of corruption.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Unveiling the Chuck Todd Meet the Press set. “White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.”

NEWSMAKERS: National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Jerry Moran (R-KS) talked about his party’s chances of retaking the U.S. Senate following the November 2014 midterm elections.?Republicans were defending 14 Republican-held Senate seats in 2014 and working to gain six more seats to win control of the Senate.?Topics included why Senator Pat Roberts (R) was trailing in Kansas, and who had was raising the most in campaign funds.

Q & A: Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, discusses the museum as it marks its fiftieth anniversary, race relations, her opposition to the Vietnam War, and her career at Spelman and Bennett colleges.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Synod on the Family. Beards in Prison. Doctors Without Borders.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism. Julia Pierson: Did the woman formally in charge of the Secret Service fall off “the Glass Cliff?” Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah, Anushay Hossain, Darlene Kennedy.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO:

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Cliff Schecter. Listen live 9pm ET, 6pm PT. Or online tomorrow.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: Weekend schedule. In DepthJoan Biskupic is the author of three biographies: Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice (2005); American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); and Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice (2014). LIVE 12:00 noon ET, 9am PT.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party. “A distinguished American historian traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country’s elites.” Come chat with author Heather Cox Richardson and host T. J. Stiles. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’s MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY:AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.” Join host Jane Hamsher and filmmaker Rak Razam (@rakrazam) Monday evening, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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Sunday Talking Heads: October 5, 2014


Aya: Awakenings, Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Good morning.

It sure would be nice if we had a Surgeon General right about now.

Ebola tops all all the talk shows this morning now that it’s reached America. I’m firmly in the travel restrictions camp for people coming from affected/infected areas. As evidenced in Dallas this week, we are not prepared to handle an outbreak. We don’t even know what to do with the medical waste, but don’t worry, we’re on it. Watching officials bumbling and fumbling and stumbling around does not inspire confidence, or trust. And that trust and confidence is essential because there will be other cases. Now that you’ve seen us in action, do you think we can contain this? “Don’t worry, I got this,” yeah right.

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – 2014 House Races with Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman. 8:30am – 2014 Midterm Election and Public Opinion with Republican pollster Brian Nienaber and Democratic pollster Stefan Hankin. 9:30am – New Supreme Court Term with New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ebola with Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden. Then, US economy with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Roundtable: Van Jones, Peggy Noonan, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann. Sunday Spotlight: Bob Woodruff with Gary Sinise on the dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, DC.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ebola with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Then, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also, the Secret Service scandals. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Roundtable: Anthony Salvanto, Nancy Cordes, John Dickerson, Jonathan Martin.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: “Covering Ebola: reporter just out of self-imposed quarantine on what it’s like to report from Liberia; the “tabloidization” of political coverage; how Hong Kong protesters are getting their message out.”

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Ebola with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. William Frohna, the Chair of the Emergency Medicine department at Washington Hospital Center. Plus, “did the U.S. miss the growing threat of ISIS? The President says the intelligence community is to blame, but a former Secretary of Defense points to the troop withdrawal in Iraq.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). Then, four former White House chiefs of staff “on how the Obama administration is dealing with crises – from Ebola and ISIS to the Secret Service – in its twilight years.” Bill Daley, Andrew Card, Mack McLarty and Ken Duberstein.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ebola with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Then, the Secret Service fiasco with Sen Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent for President Obama. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Julie Pace, George Will, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus. Hong Kong, taxes, the Secret Service and more.

MOYERS & COMPANY: Too Big to Jail? Veteran bank regulator William K. Black lays bare how Washington and Wall Street are joined in a culture of corruption.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Unveiling the Chuck Todd Meet the Press set. “White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.” (more…)

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