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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:46 PM

Sunday Talk Shows

Meet the Press
Washington's big question after the election is whether the country - in just 22 days - will fall over the fiscal cliff sending the economy into another recession. Sunday - we convene our own "gang of seven" to figure out the math, but more importantly the politics.

David thinks a deal may be closer than some think. Find out why when he leads a debate between Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate Dick Durbin and top lieutenant to House Speaker Boehner, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Then our roundtable hashes out the political calculus for all sides and talks about early positioning for 2016. Yes it has already begun. Joining us: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Bloomberg White House Correspondent who interviewed President Obama this week, Julianna Goldman; NY Times White House Correspondent Helene Cooper; Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward; and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

PLUS: The Latest on the Developing Story in Syria

CBS Face the Nation
Private talks best bet for a deal

President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner had a phone call yesterday and I think there is something going on to address the fiscal cliff. I don't know exactly what it is or how this thing is going to come out, but I think there are finally some real talks going on behind the scene.

There was less talking in public this week, but at least they seem to be talking privately. And talking privately is the only way things get done sometimes. You're hearing some Republicans say maybe there does have to be an increase in tax rates for higher income people, just not as much as the President would like. I think most people want compromise to happen. The sticking point is that it all comes down to taxes. Russell Long, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee years ago, had this saying that went, "Don't tax him, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree." We're still into that. Everyone wants a compromise. Everyone wants a deal. But not everyone wants their taxes to increase.

On Sunday we'll talk to two men whose name is synonymous with fiscal compromises: Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. They came up with that plan that many people say, "Well that sounds like a pretty good plan, why don't we use that?" The duo is now involved in this organization called the Campaign to Fix the Debt and they've been talking with leaders on Capitol Hill and around the country about fixes. I'm eager to hear what they've been telling those leaders and what they've been hearing in their private meetings. What do they think we'll come up with before January 1?

Then we'll talk to Newark Mayor Cory Booker. He's a rising star in the Democratic party, and his state's been in the national spotlight since Superstorm Sandy tore through it. A few weeks back he admitted that the storm pushed back his timeline on deciding whether or not he'd run against his state's very popular Republican Governor Chris Christie next year. Has he made a decision yet?

This week the Mayor started a seven day experiment living off the equivalent amount allotted a single person who receives food stamps. He's been tweeting about his struggles with it - including fighting temptation at a bakery meeting and whether to buy canned or dry beans - all week. I'm anxious to hear what he's learned from that experience.

Then, I've got a smart panel to help guide us through what to expect and what to look for in fiscal cliff negotiations next week. Major Garrett makes his "Face the Nation" debut as CBS News Chief White House Correspondent, TIME Magazine's Joe Klein, Washington Post's Michael Gerson, and CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell join him.

CBS 60 Minutes
The False Confession Capital - It's hard to believe people would confess to a heinous crime they did not commit, but they do -- especially teenagers -- and there is no place in the U.S. where this has occurred more than in Chicago.

The Race To Save The Tortoise - Turtles and tortoises have been roaming the planet for 200 million years, but now many of them are endangered by poachers who can sell some animals for as much as $60,000. Lesley Stahl reports from Madagascar.

Hugh Jackman - Scott Pelley profiles the Australian actor known for his "X-Men" role as Wolverine, but who now says he's doing the "role of a lifetime" as Jean Valjean in the film adaption of the musical Les Miserables.

ABC This Week
Two powerhouse roundtables of elected officials and political experts debate the latest on the stalemate over the fiscal cliff, Sunday on "This Week."

After another week of negotiations failed to produce any results, is the country moving closer to going over the fiscal cliff? With President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holding firm on their positions on tax cuts for the wealthy, can anything lead to a breakthrough before the end of the year? And has debate over the debt ceiling become the major sticking point in deadlocked talks?

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas; and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., face off on the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations, this Sunday on "This Week."

Plus, George Stephanopoulos and the powerhouse roundtable debate all the week's politics, with political odd couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and ABC News' George Will and Matthew Dowd

With negotiations stalled, who will face the most blame in Washington if no deal is reached to avert the fiscal cliff? With 2016 speculation already beginning, are potential GOP hopefuls attempting to reboot the Republican Party's image in the wake of their presidential election loss? And as South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint resigns from the Senate, what is the Tea Party's future in Washington? The powerhouse roundtable debates those topics and more, Sunday on "This Week."

Fox News Sunday
Senators from both sides of the aisle join Chris to talk foreign policy and about the fiscal cliff. Fox News Sunday has an exclusive chat with Sen. Charles Schumer of the Senate Finance Committee and Sen. Bob Corker of the Senate Banking Committee.

Then, political turmoil in Egypt, the specter of chemical weapons in Syria, tension between Israelis-Palestinians over settlements. We’ll talk about all this and more with Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren

CNN State of The Union
The fiscal cliff stalemate. We’ll look at the fractures within the GOP ranks on what to do about the expiring Bush tax cuts with Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Then, In an exclusive interview, we sat down with IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde to ask how the looming tax hikes and spending cuts will affect the global economy and the continuing fiscal woes affecting the Eurozone.

Plus, we’ll break down the spending, taxes and cuts with our roundtable: Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics and CNN’s Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash

Fareed Zakaria GPS
James Baker on GOP and fiscal cliff. Plus: Are we close to curing cancer?

This week on GPS, Fareed speaks with James Baker, who has held three of the most important political positions in the United States – Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff – about the fiscal cliff, the Republican Party and foreign policy.

“One thing Republicans are going to need in this negotiation, it seems to me, is assurance that if they raise taxes – and once they've raised taxes – that they will, in fact, get the spending cuts, because in past years, they’ve agreed to the tax increases and those spending cuts never come,” Baker says.

“It's really important in order to engender confidence and trust, particularly on the part of the Republicans, that they know if they agree to tax increases – which they're going to have to do, revenue increases, which they're going to have to do – that they’ll get the spending cuts.”

Also, are we on the verge of finding a cure for cancer? Fareed talks to the president of the world’s largest cancer research center, Ronald DePinho. And in our What in the World segment: should America be more like Scandinavia?

Melissa Harris-Perry
Tomorrow Gabrielle Douglas joins #Nerdland. Here's a reminder of @MHPShow getting our Gabby on this summer! http://on.msnbc.com/TKbCSo

Up w/Chris Hayes
Sunday’s Guests (Dec. 9): The GOP’s latest deficit offer, the Jovan Belcher tragedy, Dan Savage on marriage equality and the Supreme Court

On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll examine the Republicans’ latest offer in their stand-off with President Obama over what we’re calling “the fiscal curb.” Then we’ll discuss the knee-jerk speculation that immediately followed last week after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed Kassandra Perkins, the mother of his three-month-old daughter, before turning the gun on himself in front of his head coach and general manager. And we’ll also air a special one-on-one interview with Chris and Dan Savage, co-founder of the “It Gets Better” project and author of the sex advice column “Savage Love.”
Steve Kornacki will be filling in for Chris Hayes. Joining him at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:

Dan Savage (@fakedansavage), nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and co-founder of the It Gets Better Project

Neera Tanden (@neeratanden), president and CEO of the Center for American Progress.

David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ), Reuters columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Author, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill)” and distinguished visiting lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Mike Pesca (@pescami), sports correspondent for National Public Radio.

Avik Roy (@aviksaroy), former member of Mitt Romney’s health care policy advisory group, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes The Apothecary, a blog on health-care and entitlement reform, for Forbes.com.

David Cullen, author of the New York Times bestseller “Columbine.”

Stephen Barton, survivor of the Aurora, Colorado shooting and outreach policy associate for Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh), MSNBC political analyst, editor at large of Salon.com, and author of “What’s the Matter with White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age that Never Was.”

The Chris Matthews Show
"Fiscal cliff" negotiations; Hillary Clinton's prospects for 2016: David Ignatius; Kelly O'Donnell; John Harris; and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Univision's Al Punto
Mike Hammer, assistant secretary of state for public affairs
Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico resident commisioner in Washington

C-SPAN's "Newsmakers,"
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors Association

Bloomberg's Political Capital
Sen. Mike Johanns

Washington Watch on TV One
Labor Secretary, Hilda Solis
Former Rep. J.C. Watts
Armstrong Williams, political commentator

C-Span's Washington Journal
7:00am -Phones

7:45am- Stan Collender, Qorvis Communications, Financial Communications National Director and Roll Call “Fiscal Fitness” Columnist, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, 2003-05, and American Action Forum President

Topic: Guests will discuss the latest news out of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and review the past week’s fiscal cliff events and news. They’ll explain the dynamics, players and positions and preview the week ahead.

8:45 am-Anna Palmer, Politico, Lobbying Reporter

Topic: Amid negotiations over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” corporate clients are paying lobbyists in Washington to protect their interests in the talks.

9:15 am-Mona Yacoubian, Stimson Center, Senior Middle East Adviser

Topic: As the violence continues in Syria, NATO and the International community last week put Syrian Pres. Assad on notice that there will be consequences if he uses chemical weapons against his people. Guest joins us to discuss the latest developments, the response from the international community and the impact of the violence on countries in the region.

On Skype: Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, Beirut Bureau Chief
Topic: Latest on the continued violence in Syria. Guest joins us from Beirut as reporter access to Syria is limited.

Reliable Sources
Bob Costas' gun control comments: Mike Wise; Christine Brennan. N.Y. Post's controversial cover photo; MSNBC anchors at the White House; Fox News and David Petraeus: Callie Crossley; Erik Wemple. Author Jake Tapper ("The Outpost". Asperger's: Ron Fournier

Sunday Breakfast Menu
With all eyes on Washington as the fiscal deadline looms, the Sunday shows are focusing on the status of negotiations. Alan K. Simpson and Erskine B. Bowles, who served as co-chairmen of President Obama’s deficit reduction commission two years ago and are still promoting their proposal, will appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to weigh in.


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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:52 PM

1. k&r...

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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:58 PM

2. We need THIS Kevin McCarthy!

Watch out for the wing nut pods:

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:43 AM

3. For the first time in weeks, I don't see McCain or Graham

Thanks for the update.

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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:44 AM

4. Thanks cal04.

Nice work as always.

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