Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Puppies (courtesy of watertiger).
After looking at the lineups, Peterr observed:
ABC: I have no respect for a pastor who has time on Easter Sunday to be on a talk show. None whatsoever. Sports analogy: if you are a football player offering commentary on Super Bowl Sunday, it means you not in the game.
CBS: I suppose it is too much to hope that Bob Schieffer will ask Dolan about the child abuse trial in Philadelphia or the fact that KC Bishop Finn lost his best legal argument at beating a “failure to report suspicions of child abuse” charge. And I want a pony.
CNN: I pity my Rep, Emanuel Cleaver. Having to appear on the same show with Mark Penn, Ken Starr, and Ralph Reed is more than a little painful.
Hope you find all the jelly beans E.B. hid.
ABC’s This Week: Rick and Kay Warren. Roundtable: George Will, Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian, author and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, Thomson Reuters Digital editor Chrystia Freeland, Peggy Noonan.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Cardinal-Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Roundtable: Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe, of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr. of Esperanza USA, Sally Quinn, Andrew Sullivan.
Chris Hayes: Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter), MSNBC contributor and Bloomberg View columnist. Richard Kim (@richardkimnyc), executive editor at TheNation.com. Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn), senior contributing writer at Newsweek/Daily Beast. Esther Armah (@estherarmah), host of WBAI-FM’s “Wake Up Call”. Nan Aron (@nanaron), president of Alliance for Justice.
Chris Matthews: dunno.
CNN’s State of the Union: DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). Pollsters Mark Penn and Linda DiVall. Former Solicitor General Ken Starr and Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal. Roundtable: Ralph Reed, founder and Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), a United Methodist Church pastor, and David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Fareed Zakaria -GPS: Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Fox News Sunday: Newt Gingrich. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chair, Budget Committee; Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Budget Committee. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Steve Hayes, David Drucker.
Moyers & Company: Gambling With Your Money. Paul Volcker on why banks are wrong to undermine the Volcker Rule. Plus, Carne Ross on how ordinary people can effect change in government, and a Bill Moyers Essay.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Gov. John Kasich (R-OH). Roundtable: Archbishop-designate of Baltimore William Lori; daughter of Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz; United Methodist Pastor Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO); member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID); and Executive Editor at Random House, as well as author of “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation,” Jon Meacham.
Newsmakers: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan is this week’s “Newsmakers” guest. He’ll talk about the Obama Administration’s handling of housing problems, including some 11 million homeowners who are underwater, the $25 billion settlement with the nation’s top mortgage lenders and its impact on the U.S. economy, and what’s ahead for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Q & A: Katrina Lantos Swett, President, The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.
60 Minutes: An Imperfect Union - Steve Kroft reports on the debt crisis in Europe, where weaker members of the European Union struggle to pay debt and try to avoid a financial crisis in the Eurozone that could spread to the U.S. The Sport of Kings – Polo is one of the oldest organized sports in the world and its leading star, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, plays it with a style befitting his other role as the face of Ralph Lauren’s iconic fashion brand, Polo. Lara Logan reports. Joy in the Congo – The Congo’s Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra grew from one man’s dream to 200 musicians and vocalists providing joy to the poor, bleak capital of Kinshasa. It’s now the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa and the only all-black one in the world. Bob Simon reports.
To the Contrary: Panelists discuss the White House’s push for women’s economic empowerment and votes, including an interview with the Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz. Next, Lilly Ledbetter, the face of pay equity, tells us her story. Then, controversy of the Augusta National Golf Club’s all male policy as IBM, one of its top sponsors, sports a female CEO.
Univision’s Al Punto: Frank Taaffe, Friend of George Zimmerman and Neighborhood Watch Volunteer; Miriam Jimenez Roman, Visiting Scholar in Africana Studies at New York University and Director of the Afro-Latino Project; Tania Galloni, Southern Poverty Law Center; Jorge Castañeda, Former Foreign Minister of Mexico; Mariela Dabbah, Author Poder de Mujer.
Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd reflect on the week. Plus the weekly Most Ridiculous Moment from Culture of Truth. Follow @Avedon_Says @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR. 9pm ET.
FDL’s Book Salon: A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. “With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.” Chat with William DeBuys about his new book, hosted by Brad Johnson, 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: The Island President. “Jon Shenk’s The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After leading a twenty-year pro-democracy movement against the brutal regime of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, surviving repeated imprisonments and torture, Nasheed became president at 41, only to encounter a far more implacable adversary than a dictator—the ocean. Considered the lowest lying country in the world, a rise of a mere three meters in sea level would inundate the Maldives, rendering the country practically unlivable. Unless dramatic changes are made by the larger countries of the world, the Maldives, like a modern Atlantis, will disappear under the waves.” Come join Lisa Derrick for the discussion, 8pm ET.