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Sunday Talking Heads: October 19, 2014

It’s Better to Jump, Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET. WATCH FILM ONLINE at Hulu.

Good morning, who scrambled the eggs?

Ebola, Ebola, Ebola. We won’t have CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden to kick around today, but Dr. Anthony Fauci does the Full Ginsburg for the administration. Marsha Blackburn (CBS) and Ted Cruz (CNN) think we are at real risk from Ebola-laden illegal West Africans sneakily making their way to Mexico (and Canada, even sneakilyer) to swarm our borders and kill us all with their influenza’d ebolas; these are not serious people to discuss the merits of a travel ban from the affected West African countries. Interestingly, Fox News booked Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) for a more sensible point of view, as well as Dr. Michael Osterholm who is Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Osterholm rightly believes the urgency is in West Africa. Bob Schieffer did schedule a knowledgeable group of medical people for his roundtable. Chuck Todd’s promoting an “Ebola Summit” (we report, you decide), with Laurie Garrett and Dr. Gabe Kelen, but apparently not Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Only Stephanopoulos will cover the Vatican’s maybe new stance on homosexuality but made the trite choice of Cardinal Dolan as guest.

The heroic James Risen appears on both CNN’s Reliable Sources and Up with Steve Kornacki.

And here are the listings:

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 8:00am – Jennifer Duffy, Overview of 2014 Senate Field. 9:00am – Former Surgeon General Dr.?Richard Carmona, Federal Response to the Ebola Outbreak.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Then, LGBT and the Roman Catholic Church with Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Midterms Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Mary Matalin, Stephanie Schriock, Tavis Smiley.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For the Republican perspective, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). “She and many of her GOP colleagues are calling on Obama to impose a travel ban from the Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.” Then, CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Ebola Roundtable: Richard Umbdenstock, president of the American Hospital Association, Dr. Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association, Jean Ross co-president of National Nurses United. Political Roundtable: Gerald Seib, Susan Glasser, Michael O’Hanlon.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: “Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen’s TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.” Also, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Bob Arnot, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Krystal Knapp.

CNN STATE OF THE UNION: EBOLA – Exclusive Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who “says this country doesn’t need another ‘so-called czar’ and demands the President lead by banning flights and securing the border.” Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Midterms Roundtable: Kevin Madden, Ana Navarro, LZ Granderson, Penny Lee.

FOX NEW SUNDAY: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Then, Rep Tim Murphy (R-PA), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Also, Midterm elections with the Republican and Democratic national party chairs, Reince Priebus and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Neera Tanden, George Will, Juan Williams.

KORNACKI’S UP: Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau, James Risen, and ?.


MOYERS & COMPANY: Keeping Faith in Democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks to Bill about what the title character of her new book Lila, says about the state of democracy in America.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Plus, Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow, Council of Foreign Relations & Author, “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance” and Dr. Gabe Kelen, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Then, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell, Stephanie Cutter, Mike Murphy, Manu Raju. Plus, 2x felon Buddy Cianci (R), Providence RI mayoral candidate.

NEWSMAKERS: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens talked about the role of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in the 2014 midterm elections and how and where they were spending their money.?She discussed how the issue of abortion choice was affecting political campaigns in several races and proposals by candidates such as federal legislation to give personhood rights to fetuses and making contraception available over the counter.?After the interview the reporters discussed her responses with the host.

Q & A: Historian Richard Norton Smith talks about his new book, On His Own Terms: A life of Nelson Rockefeller, on the nation’s 41st vice president.?Rockefeller was nominated by Gerald Ford in August 1974 and approved by Congress in December that year.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Ethics and Ebola [linkfest at the link]. Transgenders and Theology. Food Truck Pastor.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Male Sexual Assault Survivors. Only 2 Women in the Harvard Business Review’s List of Most Effective CEOs. Tech Giants to Pay for Female Egg Freezing. Panel: The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; Progressive Commentator, Patricia Sosa; Kim Gandy, President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Dr. Marcos Espinal, Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Morena Gandhi, Member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses; Eva Zavatti, Intensive Care Unit Nurse and member of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East – Florida; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Univision News Senior International Affairs Contributor; Edward James Olmos, Actor.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Digby and McJoan with host Jay Ackroyd, also Culture of Truth. Live at 9pm Et, 6pm PT tonight, on online tomorrow.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. “The only document of its kind, Crisis Without End represents an unprecedented look into the profound aftereffects of Fukushima. In accessible terms, leading experts from Japan, the United States, Russia, and other nations weigh in on the current state of knowledge of radiation-related health risks in Japan, impacts on the world’s oceans, the question of low-dosage radiation risks, crucial comparisons with Chernobyl, health and environmental impacts on the United States (including on food and newborns), and the unavoidable implications for the U.S. nuclear energy industry. Crisis Without End is both essential reading and a major corrective to the public record on Fukushima.” Come chat with author Dr. Helen Caldicott and host Dave Lochbaum. 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: It’s Better to Jump. “The city of Akka, on the coast of Israel, has protected its citizens for centuries with a massive sea wall. However, economic and social changes are pressuring generations of Palestinians to leave. IT’S BETTER TO JUMP captures the spirit of Akka’s Arab residents and their continuing tradition of leaping into the sea from the wall as an expression of self-determination.” Join host Jane Hamsher and co-director/co-producer Gina Angelone for the discussion Monday at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. WATCH ONLINE at Hulu.


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