Thanks to cmaukonen’s The Titanic and Wireless diary, I came across this video clip about Father Frank Browne who took a number of photographs of and on the Titanic.
Personally I didn’t care for the my-heart-will-go-on movie. But I already knew a lot about the sinking and had seen a number of shows with survivor interviews and historical accounts; so by the time the movie came out, I knew the real story and found the fictionalized script irksome. But that’s just me. The special effects were Oscar worthy, to be sure. Anyone watching the Julian Fellowes miniseries on ABC?
As for our listings, it’s Tim Geithner Day, plus a lot of time’s set aside for the “War on Women.” Surprisingly, there are even women scheduled to discuss it, although most bookings are designed for your basic partisan debate. T’would make news if any Republican woman spoke up for herself and her kind.
ABC’s This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Roundtable: ABC News’ Cokie Roberts; former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes; Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; advisor to the Romney campaign Kevin Madden; and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation. To discuss Ann Romney among other things.
CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Trayvon Martin Roundtable: Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Touré, Time magazine contributor; Jack Ford, CBS News legal analyst; Mark Strassmann, CBS News (according to Schieffer, Strassmann broke the Trayvon Martin story). “War on Women” Roundtable: Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Nora O’Donnell. CBS News; John Dickerson, CBS News.
Chris Hayes: Pulitzer Prize-winning tax reporter David Cay Johnston (@davidcayj). Betsey Stevenson (@betseystevenson), former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. Tom Perreillo (@tomperriello), former Democratic representative from Virginia’s 5th congressional district. Heather McGhee (@hmcghee), Washington D.C. office director of Demos, a progressive policy organization. Jennifer Siebel Newsom (@JenSiebelNewsom), writer, director and producer of the 2011 Sundance film Miss Representation. Marianna Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities and associate professor at Drexel University School of Public Health.
Chris Matthews: Assessing the political fallout if the Supreme Court strikes healthcare. Trayon Martin’s tragic death has brought the issue of race to the forefront.
CNN’s State of the Union: Bill Cosby on politics, the Trayvon Martin shooting, and the reopening of the historic Howard Theater in Washington D.C. RNC Chair Reince Priebus. “War on Women” stuff with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). Roundtable: Dan Balz,The Washington Post; Matt Bai, The New York Times.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: President Obama’s top economic adviser: Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, on possibly becoming president of the World Bank. A look inside Africa’s “Dirty Wars” with the New York Times’ Jeffrey Gettleman.
Fox News Sunday: Romney advisor Ed Gillespie. Obama advisor David Axelrod.
Moyers & Company: An Optimist for Our Times, Bill Moyers and Angela Blackwell explore reasons for hope in a period of distress. Plus, a Bill Moyers Essay on the passing of a capitalist with a conscience.
NBC’s Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. “War on Women” with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Roundtable: Harold Ford, Jr., Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.
Newsmakers: Guy Cecil, Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Rob Jesmer, Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee on this year’s Senate races with reporters Reid Wilson, editor-in-chief of the National Journal Hotline and Charles Mahtesian, Politico’s National politics editor. (more at link.)
Q & A: Katrina Lantos Swett discusses her role as President and CEO of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice. Swett talks about her father, the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and his contributions as founder of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, now renamed the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Among other things, she discusses her parents escape from Nazi Germany with the help of Raoul Wallenburg and her conversion to Mormonism.
60 Minutes: Mike Wallace – “60 Minutes” will devote its entire hour to its beloved colleague and founding correspondent, Mike Wallace, who died on April 7 at the age of 93.
To the Contrary: Panelists discuss Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s focus on women’s issues and votes. Next, another chance for the ERA? Then, a female politician who’s foregoing re-election: North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D).
Univision’s Al Punto: President Barack Obama; Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee; Charly Garcia, Singer.
Virtually Speaking: digby and Joan McCarter 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: Global Grassroots: Perspectives on International Organizing. “Editor, Wade Rathke, founder of ACORN, brings together stories of community organizing and activism from over twenty countries in Latin America, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia into Global Grassroots: Perspectives on International Organizing. Global Grassroots contains firsthand accounts of the experiences of community organizers as they struggled to build community organizations and power in their local communities.” Chat with Wade Rathke about his new book, hosted by John Atlas. 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Pray for Japan. “The film focuses on four key perspectives of the tragedy – and with each perspective we meet victims who faced significant obstacles and fought to overcome them. Through these four vantage points, the audience is able to understand the vast ramifications of this large-scale natural disaster – and the battle these real-life heroes fought on behalf of their loved ones and their hometown.” Come join the discussion with Lisa Derrick and others, Monday 8pm ET.