Sunday Talking Heads: July 6, 2014

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning.

Movie Night Monday is all about the beer.

The Sunday talk fests focus on Iraq and ISIS as well as immigration reform or lack thereof. Except for coverage on Religion & Ethics there doesn’t appear to be any quests scheduled to discuss the Supreme Court cases decided this week, like Burwell v. Hobby Lobby or even the union decision of Harris v. Quinn.

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal trots out one more climate denier, more wasted air time spent “debating” that which there is no debate about.

After what will surely be an unremarkable discussion of war fighting with Senators Graham and McCain, Bob Schieffer is hosting an interesting roundtable of authors, if you’re looking for summer reads.

Who needs more coffee?


Sunday Talking Heads: June 29, 2014

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 2:00 am

It’s morningtime! Get up and smell the coffee — and the roses.

FDL’s Book Salon will be Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, but without Thomas Piketty – this time. Masaccio and Knut team up for the discussion. And Movie Night Monday will be the New Orleans-based Getting Back to Abnormal.

Peterr wonders why the Sunday morning bookers couldn’t get any of these people on to discuss missing administration emails…

Sunday Talking Heads: June 22, 2014

By: Sunday June 22, 2014 2:00 am

Chaos in Iraq from on Vimeo. Good Morning, merry summer! Today, FDL Book Salon features No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes, Juan Cole hosts. There is no Movie Night Monday, Lisa returns on the 30th. As for the listings… Meet the Press says Meet the [...]

Sunday Talking Heads: June 15, 2014

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning everyone.

When dakine01 saw the listings last night, he replied:

“Day-uhm! The competition is fierce what with The Clinton Guy Shocked by Blowjobs having a wake for Eric Cantor, Senator Huckleberry J Butchmeup doing a two-faced dance with CBS and CNN, Faux Noise being its norm but Disco Dave’s Dance Party must really be trying to make up for having reasonable shows the past few weeks with that lineup of halfwits and full twits.”

Can’t argue with that. But do join Kevin Kosztola with Clark Stoeckley this afternoon for Book Salon to talk about Stoeckley’s visual reporting from the Chelsea Manning trial. His distinct courtroom drawings helped bring the trial outside the courtroom. And Monday evening Lisa Derrick brings Dave Tourjé in to talk about his art and the film L.A. Aboriginal.

Sunday Talking Heads: June 8, 2014

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 2:00 am

Good Morning everybody, I hope it’s bright and sunny where you are, but if it is raining, think how happy your tomatoes are.

There’s no Book Salon this week, but Monday’s movie night is an Oscar quality crime drama, In the Shadow. Joan McCarter and Dave Johnson will be Virtually Speaking this evening, looks like an interesting show.

As for the network shows, two words:

Sunday Talking Heads: June 1, 2014

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 2:00 am

A great deal of time this morning will be devoted to the VA scandal, particularly in light of Gen. Eric Shinseki’s resignation as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also a big topic is President Obama’s speech at the West Point commencement this week. National Security Advisor Susan Rice appears on a couple shows so there will probably be a BENGHAZI question or two as well.

Book Salon today is Hemp Bound with our friend Doug Fine, hosted by our good friend ET. I like the idea. And Movie Night Monday is a roadtrip in Volkswagen Buses, Circle the Wagens. Please join us.

And please help us keep the lights on.

Sunday Talking Heads: May 25, 2014

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning! Memorial Day weekend already, summer is here.

This week the attention is on the VA scandal and Ukraine, and an emphasis on Memorial Day. And not unexpectedly there’s some Horse Race 2016 going on. Bill Moyers interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates about his The Case for Reparations, Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Have you read it? If not, do.

Sunday Talking Heads: May 18, 2014

By: Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00 am

Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents, Movie Night Monday Good morning, the weather person tells me it’s going to be a lovely spring day here, I hope you are so lucky as well. Edward Teller aka Phil Munger is hosting Book Salon this afternoon, Ali Abunimah’s The Battle for Justice in Palestine, don’t miss it. [...]

Sunday Talking Heads: May 11, 2014

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 2:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day! I trust you’ll clean up the kitchen after you serve her breakfast in bed.

NBC goes strong in support for David Gregory, oh wait they preempted the show for soccer. I think Bob Schieffer wants to bomb Putin. He does have Elizabeth Warren on, let’s hope he doesn’t stephanopoulos her making it all about Hillary Clinton. Fox News Sunday goes BENGHAZI, no surprise there; but there will be a discussion on the Nigerian girls Boko Haram kidnapped from their physics exam to serve as sex slaves for their soldiers. CNN’s Candy Crowley’s set up a roundtable on what Monica Lewinsky means for Hillary 2016 and I ask does it have to mean anything, could that horse be beaten any deader than it already is?

Sunday Talking Heads: May 4, 2014

By: Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00 am

This week BENGHAZI does come up, as well as the violence in Ukraine, and the Donald Sterling/NBA racism scandal. There will be more black guests than usual today because of the hoops hoopla, but perhaps the bookers will note they are more than their skin color and invite them on future shows to talk about everyday politics.

Meet the Press actually mentions the death penalty catastrophe in Oklahoma, something David Gregory says he’ll bring it up with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas (death penalty capital of the free world), although it’s more of a Horse Race 2016 booking.

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