No surprise the major topic is the Obamacare rollout and some NSA secrecy coverage. And also, two #BENGHAZI Senators: As digby puts it “Keep in mind that Benghazi!™ is a patented right wing smear developed to torture Hillary Clinton for the rest of her life. (They don’t need it for Barack Obama because: Kenyan usurper.)”
Bill Moyers is re-retiring, sadly.
Stephen Kinzer and his book The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War appear on C-SPAN’s Q & A today, for more see David Swanson’s Eisenhower’s Drones.
Remember the Lauren Green meltdown interview with Reza Aslan on Fox? He’s featured on Religion & Ethics.
FDL’s Book Salon features the death penalty A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America. Movie Night is Being Ginger. And Marcy Wheeler and Gaius Publius will be Virtually Speaking.
ABC’S THIS WEEK: White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Nate Silver on midterm elections. Roundtable: ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” Van Jones, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. Then ROb Lowe on playing JFK in Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Kennedy” on NatGeo.
CBS’ FACE THE NATION: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on the NSA and Healthcare.gov.
CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION: Chair of House Homeland Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the terror attack at LAX. Benghazi Sen. Kelly Ayotte, another one threatening to block administration nominees. “Plus, we’ll examine the reason behind President Obama’s low poll numbers. Is it his policies, his disengagement, or a result of divided government? Blanche Lincoln lost her Senate seat in 2010 because of her support for the President.” Roundtable: Blanche Lincoln, CNN Crossfire Host Newt Gingrich, former Kathleen Sebelius adviser Neera Tanden, and Obama biographer David Maraniss.
FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Healthcare.gov with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of ObamaCare, and James Capretta of the Ethics & Public Policy Center. Then, Benghazi Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Scott Brown, Julie Pace, Karl Rove, Evan Bayh.
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: The Syllabus.
MOYERS & COMPANY: The Top Secret Trade Deal You Need to Know About. Dean Baker and Yves Smith on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Then, Robert Greenwald’s new Drone documentary Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay on Healthcare.gov.
NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: Mitt Romney with a response by Mitt Romney’s successor, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA). Roundtable: Former Senior Adviser to the president David Axelrod; Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodard; editor of the Weekly Standard Bill Kristol; and anchor of BBC World News America, Katty Kay.
NEWSMAKERS: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said he is eager for Congress to pass the bill.
Q & A: Stephen Kinzer, Author, “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War”.
RELIGION & ETHICS: Pope Francis and Catholic Expectations, Predicting Violence, Reza Aslan’s Zealot. “Changing expectations for reform under Pope Francis; violence, neuroscience, and the ethics of probing the human brain to predict violent behavior; and Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.””
Guantanamo – Lesley Stahl gets unprecedented access to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility where the accused 9/11 terrorists will face trial in the biggest war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg.
Lamborghini – On the Italian supercar’s 50th anniversary, Scott Pelley drives a luxury product that’s made more like a fine wine than an automobile.
The Perfectionist – Armen Keteyian gets to see up close how Nick Saban managed to win three out of the last four national championships for the University of Alabama as he profiles the famous Crimson Tide coach.
TO THE CONTRARY: Topics: Sexual assault on College Campuses. Surprising New Survey on how Men and Women Define “Having it All”. Behind the Headlines: Phyllis Chesler – An American Bride in Kabul. Panelists: Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones DeWeever host of NPR’s Focus Point, Journalist Anushay Hossain.
UNIVISION’S AL PUNTO: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R), Texas; U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), New Jersey; U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D), District 4, Illinois; Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona; Miguelito, Puerto Rican singer.
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: Gaius Publius and Marcy Wheeler “address the question of who actually runs things in the United States. Elected officials, like the president and Dianne Feinstein have disavowed knowledge of who the US intelligence services is spying upon. The heads of intelligence operations tell bald-faced lies to Congressional oversight committees, and not only retain their jobs, but continue to be treated by the Beltway media as authoritative sources.Who gives them their orders?” Sunday, 9pm ET, 6pm ET.
FDL’S BOOK SALON: A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America “is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time.” Chat with Evan J. Mandery about his new book, hosted by James R. Acker, 5pm ET, 2pm PT.
FDL’S MOVIE NIGHT MONDAY: Being Ginger. “The story of one redhead’s attempt to regain his self-confidence by going on a quest to find a woman who has a thing for gingers.” Join host Lisa Derrick and Director/Producer Scott Harris for the discussion, 8pm ET, 5pm PT, Monday.