Fifty five years ago today the Supreme Court of the United States of America upheld the decision of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama “that Alabama’s racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional.” It was only just the beginning of the civil rights movement. Only the beginning. So keep on keeping on Occupy, we have only just begun to fight.
Now as for the talking heads, a lot of attention to the Penn State scandal, some Iran, and a whole lotta Horse Race. They are still pretending Occupy Wall Street isn’t happening, but it is.
PS don’t forget Book Salon, Virtually Speaking and Movie Night Monday.
ABC’s This Week: The Penn State scandal – Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA). “As state attorney general, Corbett launched the sex abuse investigation that has exploded into public view. While criminal charges are brought against Penn State officials who did not report the abuse, who else should be held accountable? How will the Penn State community and the victims of abuse recover?” Horse Race Roundtable: George Will, Donna Brazile, conservative radio host Dana Loesch, Jonathan Karl, with Christine Brennan to discuss Penn State. IAEA/Iran Roundtable: former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright and Karim Sadjadpour, an analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Horse Race – Jon Huntsman. Horse Race Roundtable: John Dickerson, Major Garrett, Kathleen Parker, Dee Dee Myers.
CNN’s State of the Union: “A hard look at the Super Committee, the GOP presidential field, and city economics.” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Co-chair of the Super Committee. Then Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). Horse Race – RNC Chair Reince Priebus. Plus, a series on bringing jobs to cities starts with the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D).
Chris Hayes: dunno.
Chris Matthews: Can Barack Obama win without changing his television persona? How much does President Obama want to win another term?
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Iran – Bret Stephens, former Editor of the Jerusalem Post, now a foreign affairs columnist at the Wall Street Journal and Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour. Europe – Mohamed El-Erian, one of the world’s most influential bond traders. Jobs – Jennifer Granholm. Libya – Former Interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril on what’s next.
Fox News Sunday: The Penn State scandal – Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA), then Franco Harris and Student Body President T.J. Bard. Super Committee – Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Liz Marlantes, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams. Power Player of the Week: Sports apparel entrepreneur Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour.
NBC’s Meet the Press: The Penn State scandal – Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA). Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Roundtable: David Brooks, E. J. Dionne.
Newsmakers: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, joined Newsmakers to discuss the ongoing discussions taking place in the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or the “super committee,” and the pledge that many Republican have taken not to raise taxes…
Q & A: Former Marine Lieutenant Karl Marlantes talks about his newly released autobiographical narrative, “What It Is Like To Go To War.” He speaks of the profound impact being a front line soldier during war has made on his life…
60 Minutes: Insiders – Steve Kroft reports on how America’s lawmakers can legally buy stock based on non-public information. Taser – The non-lethal device has saved many lives and prevented serious injury to suspects and police, say its law enforcement advocates, but a new study says some authorities use it too quickly, causing unnecessary pain and sometimes death. Freeman Hrabowski – University President Freeman Hrabowski has turned the University of Maryland Baltimore County into a well-known producer of outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities.
To the Contrary: Topics: Herman Cain Charges – Interview with Gloria Allred. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) – Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women Forum’s Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.
Univision’s Al Punto: Otto Perez Molina, President-Elect of Guatemala; Bill and Melinda Gates; Arnoldo Torres, Expert on Hispanic Issues; Eugenio Derbez, Mexican Actor; Mickey Rourke, Actor.
Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol and Sam Seder discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations.
FDL Book Salon: Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska “is the rollicking story of politics in America’s last frontier and oil province—Alaska, the nation’s most wild and mysterious state, where politics and oil blurred on the day wildcatters struck it big in 1968.” Chat with author Amanda Coyne and host Jeanne Devon, 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: The Other F-Word “is a raucous, eye-opening, sad and unexpectedly wise look at veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of fatherhood.” Come talk with director/producer Andrea Blaugrund Nevins and producer Cristan Reilly, hosted by Lisa Derrick.