Sunday Morning Talking Heads: March 8, 2015
Topic du jour is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email and its partisan advantages or disadvantages in 2016. Or various degrees of political pandering and genuine introspection on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in Selma.
WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00 am – Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center. 7:45am – Trevor Burrus, Cato Institute. 8:45am – Molly O’Toole, Defense One.
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discusses 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Justice Department’s report on racial discrimination by police. Martha Raddatz interviews Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Roundtable: Donna Brazile, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Nicole Wallace.
CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then, Rep. Trey Gowdy on subpoenaing Hillary Clinton’s emails. Sen. Chuck Schumer to engage in shameless tribalism and defend Clinton from Republican attacks. Sen. Tim Scott and later Benjamin Crump on Selma and civil rights. Roundtable: Ruth Marcus, Gerald Seib, April Ryan and Margaret Brennan.
CNN’S RELIABLE SOURCES: Andrew Heyward, Gabriel Sherman, Dan Savage, John Cook and Eric Burns
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Exclusive interview: Former US ambassador Scott Gration, who worked under Clinton and was forced out of his position after using his personal email at work. Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Adam Schiff on Clinton using personal email account. Clinton lackey Lanny Davis, who has served interests of oligarchic dictators, and SE Cupp on the email debate. (Because Crossfire may have been canceled but its spirit will never truly leave CNN.)
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and LZ Granderson on Justice Department’s Ferguson report and Selma. Former senator Bob Kerrey and author David Maraniss on 50th anniversary of troops arriving in Vietnam.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Performance art from Mike Huckabee and then Lanny Davis on Clinton’s use of personal email. Sen. Ron Johnson and Sen. Bill Nelson on negotiating Iran nuclear deal. Panel: George Will, Neera Tanden, Kimberly Strassel and Juan Williams.
MEET THE PRESS: Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Lindsey Graham discuss Clinton email controversy. Selma anniversary with Rep. John Lewis. Curt Schilling and Sen. Claire McCaskill on cyber-bullying. Something about Jeb Bush and Iowa agriculture. Panel: Jonathan Martin, Kathleen Parker, Manu Raju and Amy Walter.
NEWSMAKERS: Former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, co-chair of President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Q & A: David Stewart, author of Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America
RELIGION & ETHICS: Recruiting Radical Muslims; B Corp Business Ethics; Blind Boys of Alabama
TO THE CONTRARY: Women World Leaders; Interviews with Women in Power
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: No new show
C-SPAN’S BOOK TV. Book discussions on The Upstairs Wife, A Republic No More, The War on Women in Israel
And, as your antidote to the punditry of the morning, an interview with Albert Maysles, one of the foremost documentary filmmakers in the history of cinema. He died at 88 on March 6.