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Sunday Talking Heads: November 30, 2014


Silenced: The War on Whistleblowers, Movie Night Monday

Good morning, amigo mios.

A lot of talk today about Ferguson MO, which is good. Too bad some of these guests aren’t invited on to talk about more than race-related issues. Also, who’s interested in Rudy Guiliani’s take anyway?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Washington Post Columnist Colbert King talks about President Obama’s remaining two years in office and key political debates between Democrats and Republicans. 8:30am – Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard talks about the Republican agenda in the 114th Congress, including issues like immigration and the economy. 9:15am – Victoria Stilwell, a U.S. economics reporter for Bloomberg News, talks about a recent report showing an uptick in wages and earnings for American workers, as well as the overall health of the labor market.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ferguson MO with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, former New York City Police Commissioner and ABC News contributor Ray Kelly, and New Yorker contributor and University of Connecticut associate professor Jelani Cobb. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Bill Kristol, Cokie Roberts, Bret Stephens.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ferguson MO with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump. Also, Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic and Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Then, the 114th US Congress with Senator-Elect Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Senator-Elect Gary Peters (D-MI). Roundtable: John Heilemenn of Bloomberg Politics, Michael Crowley of Politico, and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes. Finally, Archbishop Blase Cupich, Pope Francis’s first appointment in the United States.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: CNN’s Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it’s like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter. @FrankSesno @MarcLamontHill @FrankAbsher @ElonJames @Locs_n_Laughs @GOPBlackChick @SaraSidnerCNN @JasonCarrollCNN.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Thanksgiving travel with Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Ferguson MO, “Black and Blue” with former NYPD Police commissioner Bernard Kerik; Malik Aziz, the Deputy Police Chief of Dallas and the Chair of the National Black Police Association; Chief Thomas Manger, Vice President of the Police Executive Research Forum; and Chief James Craig from Detroit. Then ranking President Obama with historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ferguson MO, “Fallout from Ferguson” with Marc Morial, the President and CEO of the National Urban League. Then, Rudy Giuliani. Roundtable: Kimberley Strassel, Julie Pace, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward. Also, Sandy Lerner, Ayrshire Farm.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus. Ferguson MO with Dorian Warren, professor of Political Science, Columbia; Jasmine Rand, civil rights attorney working with Parks & Crump; Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer, The Nation; Michael Skolnik, Editor-in-Chief Global Grind, political director for Russell Simmons; Philip Atiba Goff, Director, Center for Policing Equity, professor of Social Psychology, UCLA. And more.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy. From luxury skyscrapers — taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before — the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: A split in the Democratic Party? Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) Then, Sen.-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR), The changing faces of Senate Republicans. The state of race relations in the age of Obama: David Brooks, Charles Ogletree, Dr. Ben Carson, Sherrilyn Ifill. Roundtable: Rich Lowry, Eugene Robinson, Helene Cooper, Andrea Mitchell.

NEWSMAKERS: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah talked about the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as what the agency is doing to combat global poverty and oversee foreign aid.

Q & A: James Risen talks about his book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War, in which he explores some of the hidden costs of the war on terror since September 11, 2001, both around the world and in the U.S.

RELIGION & ETHICS: Camden NJ Priest, Father Michael Doyle. Inoculation Ethics.

TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Fraternity Culture. Debunking “Opting Out.” President of Turkey on Women’s Equality. Panel: Journalist Anushay Hossain; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women’s President Karin Agness; Conservative Commentator, Darlene Kennedy.

UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: José Patiño, Arizona Dream Act Coalition Activist & Dreamer; Astrid Silva, Immigration Activist & Dreamer; Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts and Former Presidential Candidate; Victor Arias, Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry; Andres Oppenheimer, Journalist and Writer; Pepe Aguilar, Singer and Composer.

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Joan McCarter and Andrew Jones with host Jay Ackroyd. And the stylings of Culture of Truth. Listen live 9pm ET, 6pm PT, or online tomorrow.

C-SPAN’S BOOK TV SCHEDULE.

FDL’S BOOK SALON: No salon this afternoon.

FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Silenced: The War on Whistleblowers. Telling the truth becomes a dangerous act when four federal whistleblowers reveal the darkest corners of America’s war on terror. “Beneath the headlines, out of sight of most Americans, a critical war is being fought between those who would reveal the starkest truths about the United States’ national security policies, and a federal government ever more committed to shrouding its activities in secrecy. What is actually at stake, say the whistleblowers themselves, is nothing less than our bedrock Constitutional protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Featuring CIA torture whistleblower JOHN KIRIAKOU, National Security Agency warrantless wiretapping whistleblower THOMAS DRAKE, U.S. Justice Department torture whistleblower JESSELYN RADACK, and State Department Iraq whistleblower PETER VAN BUREN.” Join us Monday 8pm ET, 5pm PT.

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Sunday Talking Heads: November 30, 2014


Silenced: The War on Whistleblowers, Movie Night Monday

Good morning, amigo mios.

A lot of talk today about Ferguson MO, which is good. Too bad some of these guests aren’t invited on to talk about more than race-related issues. Also, who’s interested in Rudy Guiliani’s take anyway?

WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:45am – Washington Post Columnist Colbert King talks about President Obama’s remaining two years in office and key political debates between Democrats and Republicans. 8:30am – Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard talks about the Republican agenda in the 114th Congress, including issues like immigration and the economy. 9:15am – Victoria Stilwell, a U.S. economics reporter for Bloomberg News, talks about a recent report showing an uptick in wages and earnings for American workers, as well as the overall health of the labor market.

ABC’S THIS WEEK: Ferguson MO with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, former New York City Police Commissioner and ABC News contributor Ray Kelly, and New Yorker contributor and University of Connecticut associate professor Jelani Cobb. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Bill Kristol, Cokie Roberts, Bret Stephens.

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Ferguson MO with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump. Also, Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic and Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Then, the 114th US Congress with Senator-Elect Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Senator-Elect Gary Peters (D-MI). Roundtable: John Heilemenn of Bloomberg Politics, Michael Crowley of Politico, and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes. Finally, Archbishop Blase Cupich, Pope Francis’s first appointment in the United States.

CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: CNN’s Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it’s like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter. @FrankSesno @MarcLamontHill @FrankAbsher @ElonJames @Locs_n_Laughs @GOPBlackChick @SaraSidnerCNN @JasonCarrollCNN.

CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Thanksgiving travel with Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Ferguson MO, “Black and Blue” with former NYPD Police commissioner Bernard Kerik; Malik Aziz, the Deputy Police Chief of Dallas and the Chair of the National Black Police Association; Chief Thomas Manger, Vice President of the Police Executive Research Forum; and Chief James Craig from Detroit. Then ranking President Obama with historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley.

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Ferguson MO, “Fallout from Ferguson” with Marc Morial, the President and CEO of the National Urban League. Then, Rudy Giuliani. Roundtable: Kimberley Strassel, Julie Pace, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward. Also, Sandy Lerner, Ayrshire Farm.

KORNACKI’S UP:

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus. Ferguson MO with Dorian Warren, professor of Political Science, Columbia; Jasmine Rand, civil rights attorney working with Parks & Crump; Mychal Denzel Smith, contributing writer, The Nation; Michael Skolnik, Editor-in-Chief Global Grind, political director for Russell Simmons; Philip Atiba Goff, Director, Center for Policing Equity, professor of Social Psychology, UCLA. And more.

MOYERS & COMPANY: The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy. From luxury skyscrapers — taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before — the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy.

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: A split in the Democratic Party? Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) Then, Sen.-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR), The changing faces of Senate Republicans. The state of race relations in the age of Obama: David Brooks, Charles Ogletree, Dr. Ben Carson, Sherrilyn Ifill. Roundtable: Rich Lowry, Eugene Robinson, Helene Cooper, Andrea Mitchell.
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