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Sunday Talking Heads: November 9, 2014

Citizen Autistic, Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

Buenos Dias.

Bob Schieffer interviews President Obama in the Oval Office and then has George W. Bush on to sell his book about his father. This seems like some kind of protocol offense to me.

The Aftermath Listings:

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Peyton Craighill, polling manager at the Washington Post, discusses the demographic and other factors behind the 2014 midterm election results. 8:30am – James Thurber, director of American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, discusses whether divided government can work and how President Obama and a Republican-controlled Congress could operate beginning in 2015. 9:15am – Dieter Dettke, a professor with Georgetown University’s Security Studies and German & European Studies centers, discusses the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the long-ranging impact of the subsequent German reunification.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Greta Van Susteren, Ben Smith, Mark Halperin,John Heilemann.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: President Barack Obama. The, former President George W. Bush. Roundtable: Peggy Noonan, a CBS News contributor who also writes for The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, David Gergen of Harvard University, and Michelle Norris of NPR. Ending with Face the Nation 60th anniversary reminiscences.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: CBS CEO Les Moonves explains his vision for the future of media; Christiane Amanpour turns the tables on Jon Stewart; Dan Rather and Dylan Ratigan on what’s caused MSNBC’s ratings slide.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Freshman Congressmen-elect Brendan Boyle, Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY). Then, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: “The majority of voters who went to the polls on Tuesday cast their ballots as a referendum on President Obama’s policies – resulting in Republicans capturing enough seats in the Senate to regain control of Congress. With a new class of Senate Republicans preparing to take office, GOP leaders are vowing to tackle immigration, healthcare and the economy in the lame duck session. We’ll talk with two newly elected members of the U.S. Senate, Rep Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep Cory Gardner (R-CO) about whether the new majority will mean an end to the gridlock in Washington.” Then, “[a]fter seizing control of the Senate, emboldened Republican leaders are adjusting to a new political dynamic with a focus on ending partisan gridlock in Washington [lol]. We’ll discuss how Congress can tackle key issues like immigration, healthcare and the economy, exclusively with two leaders who are meeting with President Obama at the White House this week: Sen John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and Rep Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.” Roundtable: Brit Hume, Peter Baker, Carly Fiorina, Charles Lane. Ending with Tim Ballard of Operation Underground Railroad on sex slave rescues.



MOYERS & COMPANY: Facing Down Corporate Election Greed. On Election Day, a small California city took on one of the biggest corporations in America… and declared victory. Richmond CA Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (G) and journalist Harriet Blair Rowan.

MEET THE PRESS: WI Gov. Scott Walker (R) “After 3 campaigns in four years, does he embark on one more campaign in 2016?” Plus, Former DNC Chair Howard Dean “The man that was tasked with picking up the pieces of the Dem Party post-2004 will share his thoughts about what the Dems should do going forward.” Then, new members Sen.-elect Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Rep.-elect Gwen Graham (D-FL) “What do they believe is their mandate once they get to Washington?” Also, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on “how to jump start the economy in rural and exurban America.” Roundtable: Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Cook Report’s Amy Walter, ex-Obama WH senior adviser Stephanie Cutter, and ex-GOP Rep. Eric Cantor.

NEWSMAKERS: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about Secretary Robert McDonald’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.?He also spoke about what the 113th Congress might do with its remaining time, his expectations from Republican leadership, and the 2016 elections.?Senator Sanders participated by remote video from Burlington, Vermont.?After the interview Greta Wodele Brawner (host) discussed his responses with Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief The Hill, and Lauren French, Congressional correspondent for Politico.

Q & A: Tavis Smiley. Television host and author Tavis Smiley discusses his book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr.?Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year, about the last year of the civil rights leader’s life.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Millennials and Religion. John Unger, pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Harper’s Ferry VA. On Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topic: Women, Peace and Security. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.); IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Carlos Curbelo, Elected U.S. Representative (R-FL 26); Norma Torres, Elected U.S. Representative (D-CA 35); María Antonieta Collins, Univision News Senior Special Correspondent; José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division; Cristina Saralegui, Journalist and Writer; William C. Gordon, Lawyer and Writer.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Dave Johnson and KagroX with host Jay Ackroyd, and Culture of Truth. Listen live 9pm ET, 6pm PT, or online tomorrow.


FDL’S BOOK SALON: Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations “American courts routinely hand down harsh sentences to individual convicts, but a very different standard of justice applies to corporations. Too Big to Jail takes readers into a complex, compromised world of backroom deals, for an unprecedented look at what happens when criminal charges are brought against a major company in the United States.” Join author Brandon L. Garrett and host Dean Starkman for the discussion, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Citizen Autistic “offers an inside look at the activists on the frontlines of the autism war—the fight for human rights and self-advocacy. Featuring interviews with Ari Ne’eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Landon Bryce, founder of, artist Robyn Steward, Clarissa Kripke, MD, and activist Zoe Gross, who discuss how Autism Speaks, one of the largest organizations in America, relies on propaganda to raise funds for genetic research without considering families touched by autism. Directed by William Davenport (Too Sane for this World), Citizen Autistic seeks to expose the controversies provoked by the organization’s [Autism Speaks] so-called advocacy by giving voice to some of the most articulate members of the communities it claims to represent.” See also: Citizen Autistic: A powerful new film starring friends of AASCEND. Join host Jane Hamsher and her guest William Davenport, writer and director. Monday evening at 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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