Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 9th, 2011 4:43 am by HL
Sunday Talking Heads: October 9, 2011
Surf’s up kids! Gidget goes to FDL. So here’s a little TV nostalgia. And your usual serving of talking head soup. H/T to Kevin Gosztola for the inspiring video from #OccupySLC.
And your usual serving of talking head soup.
H/T to Kevin Gosztola for the inspiring video from #OccupySLC.
CBS’ Face the Nation: A mini debate with Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
CNN’s State of the Union: Herman Cain. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Economic roundtable: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics; Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for the New York Times; Ron Brownstein, CNN Senior Political Analyst. to discuss the politics of a recovering economy.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Martin Wolf, the Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz. Moneyball author Michael Lewis. “And, how to fix our problems: with Tom Friedman.”
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chair, Oversight Committee. “We’ll talk with one contender, who some think could make a play for the Tea Party contingent, who’ve yet to find “their” candidate” - Rick Santorum, Presidential Candidate (R). Roundtable: Brit Hume, A. B. Stoddard, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams. Power Player of the Week: Reed Doughty, Washington Redskin.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel – What advice would he give to President Obama ahead of the 2012 election? House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – The battle over taxes and spending continues in Congress as both parties spar over the president’s jobs plan and how to get the country back to work. What is the GOP’s plan to create jobs? Roundtable: Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Co-author of “All the Devils are Here,” Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean, Mark Halperin.
Newsmakers: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) “discussed his efforts to prevent additional Pentagon budget cuts beyond the $450 billion already cut in the latest efforts to pare back the deficit. The Deficit Reduction Committee is meeting to come up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next ten years and defense spending is on the table.[¶] McKeon said he would oppose the Defense Authorization bill, the bill that sets the roadmap for Defense spending, if it does not contain prohibitions against same sex marriage and detainees from being tried in a civilian court.”
Q & A: Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens “discusses his new book, ‘Five Chiefs.’ It is a memoir which details the workings of the Supreme Court from Stevens’ personal experiences with the five most recent chief justices. As the third longest serving Supreme Court Justice in American history, John Paul Stevens recounts his dealings with each individual chief justice, beginning with the 1947 term and culminating in his resignation at the end of the 2010 term.”
60 Minutes: The jobs czar – Can General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, whose company has been racking up big profits overseas, help create jobs in America? Lesley Stahl interviews the man President Obama chose to lead the crucial quest for more American jobs. The revolution – Despite ousting the dictator whose regime repressed and tortured citizens for decades, Egyptians are now facing the same treatment from the country’s military that they endured under President Hosni Mubarak. Bob Simon reports. The player – He doesn’t put on the pads or walk the sidelines, but Drew Rosenhaus, the agent who represents the most NFL players, is a force to be reckoned with – even if he has to say so himself.
To the Contrary: Guest Host: is The Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy. Topics: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ comments that women’s healthcare is under attack by the Republican Party; how Alabama’s new immigration law is having unintended consequences on Hispanic students’ education; and former White House insider Nicolle Wallace’s new book which features a female president and a mentally-unstable vice-president, who is loosely based on Sarah Palin. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women’s Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall.
Univision’s Al Punto: Porfirio Lobo, President of Honduras; Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus and Member of the Deficit Reduction Commission; Laurence Golborne, Chilean Minister of Public Works and Former Mining and Energy Minister; Maria Hinojosa, Host of NPR’s “Latino USA” and Correspondent for PBS’ “Frontline.”
Virtually Speaking: “Marcy Wheeler discuss developments of the week with Julian Sanchez, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate.
FDL Book Salon: Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. “In this timely and urgent book, Jeremi Suri explains where America has erred and where it succeeded—in the Philippines, in post WWII Europe, in Vietnam—and offers a bullet-pointed plan for how to move forward. America has something unique to offer the world; we must learn from our past how to do it right.” Chat with Jeremi Suri about his new book, hosted by Brian Balogh. 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story. “Los Angeles teenager Kathy Kohner discovered Malibu, boys and surfing. She had so much fun with Malibu surfing locals who sported handles likes Kahuna, Moondoggie and Tubesteak that she wrote it all down in her diary and showed it to her father, screenwriter Frederick Kohner. The rest is history,” Come meet with director Brian Gillogly and host Lisa Derrick, Surfs up at 8pm ET.
Directed by Sid Marcus. Produced by Walter Lantz. Story by Cal Howard. Animation by Ray Abrams and Arthur Davis (as Art Davis). Art Department and Set Design by Ray Huffine and Art Landy. Voices by Grace Stafford (Woody Woodpecker), Daws Butler (Wolf and Narrator) and June Foray (Splinter and Knothead). Original Music by Walter Greene.
Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the coffee table, and try to keep the spitballs off the screen please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?