Today’s Book Salon is Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy, Dave Johnson and Gaius Publius are Virtually Speaking this evening, and Movie Night Monday is Mr Bitchin (and it looks bitchin’).
As for the listings, a lot of NSA talk and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew makes frequent stops today. Our man McCain must be at the repair shop, he’s not listed, but we do get SEXTING! and Crowley slips in a little Horse Race with Rep. King. Also, baseball.
ABC’S THIS WEEK: Scandal wrangler Judy Smith to discuss the Anthony Weiner thing. Then, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Also, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on NSA spying. Roundtable: George Will, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Peggy Noonan, Steven Rattner. And Jeremy Schaap and George Will talk performance enhancing drugs in professional baseball. Finally, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) on book tour.
CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee (who thinks the NSA scandal is not and the IRS scandal is.) Then, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) who thinks the NSA goes too far. Roundtable: Dee Dee Myers, David Gergen, Michael Gerson.
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Then, NSA with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Followed by some Horse Race with Rep. Pete King (R-NY). Sexting Roundtable: Chris Plante, Paul Begala, Cornell Belcher, Ana Navarro.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Then, government shutdowns by Republicans with Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Amy Walter, Nina Easton, Juan Williams.
Kornacki’s UP: Republicans and race.
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist, The Guardian (@anamariecox)
Josh Barro, politics editor, Business Insider (@jbarro)
Jamelle Bouie, staff writer at The American Prospect (@jbouie)
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host “Melissa Harris-Perry” (@MHarrisPerry)
MOYERS & COMPANY: John Lewis Marches On. Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America?
NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Then, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee (who thinks the NSA scandal is not and the IRS scandal is.) Also, sexting with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate for Mayor of New York City. Roundtable: David Axelrod, Maria Bartiromo, Mike Murphy, Harold Ford.
NEWSMAKERS: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) discusses the debate over the National Security Agency’s “metadata” program which involves collecting the phone records of Americans. The debate shifts to the Senate next week, where Sen. Wyden is one of the key critics of the program.
Q & A: Jack Doyle, the founder and publisher of the website PopHistoryDig.com. He describes his website as collection of stories about a variety of topics including media, entertainment, sports, marketing and politics. He explains what motivated him to develop the site, which covers the history of popular culture and its impact on politics…
RELIGION & ETHICS: Papal Trip to Brazil, Sikhs One Year Later, Artist Tobi Kahn.
60 MINUTES: American Nuns - One of the pressing problems Pope Francis faces is the disillusionment of American nuns. Many were shocked last year when the group that represents most of them was reprimanded by the Vatican, which said the nuns’ liberal ideas were undermining the Church. Bob Simon reports. Bill Gates 2.0 - Charlie Rose visits Microsoft founder Bill Gates in his private office, where he show a personal side that’s rarely seen and displays a priceless da Vinci manuscript that inspires the billionaire innovator and humanitarian. The Baby Lab - Studies at Yale are finding that infants as young as a few months old seem to know right from wrong, suggesting that morality may come built in. Lesley Stahl reports.
TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Women’s Reproductive Rights in Developing Countries. Interviews: Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, singer-songwriter Mandy Moore, Barbara Bush the Younger, and more.
UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: Al Cardenas, Chair of the American Conservative Union; Jorge Plasencia, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza; Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and Richard Roybal, executive director of LULAC’s National Educational Service Centers Inc. (LNESC), Univision’s 2013 Corazón Awards recipients; Pablo Monzalvo, Rio de Janeiro Special Assignment Correspondent; Gaby Pacheco, Immigration Advocate and Bridge Project Director; Joel Mateo, father of an arrested DREAMER; Juan Manuel Escalante, pro-immigration activist.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Dave Johnson and Gaius Publius discuss developments of the week; countering the narratives of the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth.
C-SPAN’S BOOK TV: 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival.
FDL’S BOOK SALON: Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy. ”Behind every financial crisis lurks a ‘political bubble’–policy biases that foster market behaviors leading to financial instability. Rather than tilting against risky behavior, political bubbles–arising from a potent combination of beliefs, institutions, and interests–aid, abet, and amplify risk. Demonstrating how political bubbles helped create the real estate-generated financial bubble and the 2008 financial crisis, this book argues that similar government oversights in the aftermath of the crisis undermined Washington’s response to the “popped” financial bubble, and shows how such patterns have occurred repeatedly throughout US history.” Come chat with Nolan McCarthy, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal about their new book. Hosted by Jeff Connaughton. Today, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.
FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin. ”Robert Williams was an artist in search of a movement. A prolific oil painter, whose painstakingly detailed work often featured naked women, death, destruction, booze and clowns, he didn’t quite fit the fine art mold. In the early 1960s he was confronted with trendy abstraction and superficial pop art. Schooled in the Hot Rod Culture of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Von Dutch, he emerged as a leader in the Underground Comic revolution along with R. Crumb, contributing regularly to Zap Comix. His antisocial paintings of an alternative reality were marginalized by the art world for decades although he became a hero of sorts for underground artists. His notoriety exploded when his painting Appetite for Destruction was used (and much vilified) as the cover for that 1987 Guns N’ Roses’ album. [...] By 2010 the art world could ignore him no longer and he was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.” Join the discussion with host Lisa Derrick and her guests Nancye Ferguson (Co-Director/Producer), Mary Reese (Director/Editor). Monday, 8pm ET, 5pm PT.
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