Trailer for Won't Back Down (2012)
Of all the shows this Sunday, the one that has me intrigued is Melissa Harris-Perry. She will be taking a look at education in this country. Education has been in the news a lot lately, what with the Chicago Teachers' Strike, the Republican Party demonizing teachers and their unions, calling for the obliteration of the federal education department, and the general attitude that our schools are failing our children. This ALEC-funded movie, Won't Back Down, isn't helping. Michelle Rhee--alleged Democratic darling of the corporate privatization of school movement-- is pushing this as a rallying call for parents to 'take back' their kids' schools. I have a radical notion: how about those parents get involved in the school that exists now? Advocate for funding for them, fight with the bureaucrats. Volunteer your time. For god sake, just ask your kid's teacher what will help them. What benefit does it have to anyone except those trying to wrench profits out of our babies' education to have parents pull out of the public system?
ABC's "This Week" -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Roundtable: Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace; former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes; conservative commentator Ann Coulter, author of the new book "Mugged"; Univision anchor Jorge Ramos; and University of California, Berkeley professor and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Gov. Deval Patrick D-Mass.; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. Roundtable: Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, senior Romney adviser Bay Buchanan, host of "Morning Joe" Joe Scarborough, David Brooks of the New York Times, and Democratic strategist Dee Dee Myers.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Helene Cooper, New York Times; Katty Kay, BBC; David Ignatius, Washington Post; Major Garrett, National Journal
CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Former President Bill Clinton. Roundtable: Mother Jones' David Corn, The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, TIME Magazine's Managing Editor Richard Stengel, Harvard University Professor David Gergen and CBS News' John Dickerson.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" -- Thomas Frank, Author of “Pity the Billionaire” and Columnist for Harper's Magazine; Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action and Author of "Allah, Liberty and Love : The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom"; Reza Aslan, Adjunct Senior Fellow Council on Foreign Relations and author of “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam”; Robert Wolf, former President of UBS Investment Bank, outside advisor to and member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; Rula Jebreal, Newsweek Contributor; David France, Writer, Director and Producer of “How to Survive a Plague”; Garance Franke-Ruta, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Politics Channel, was an AIDS ACTIVIST featured in the “How to Survive a Plague”; Amin Husain, Occupy Wall Street activist, former Wall Street corporate lawyer and Editor of Tidal Magazine; Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- John Bailey, Mitt Romney surrogate; Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.); Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Contributor; Derrell Bradford, Executive Director of Better Education for Kids of New Jersey; Lily Eskelsen, National Education Association; Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Planning.
CNN's "State of the Union" -- Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Roundtable: pollsters Whit Ayres and Anna Greenberg. Susan Page of USA Today and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Former President Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie.
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" -- Peter Baker, of The New York Times, and Lynn Sweet, of the Chicago Sun-Times; Conservative blogger for the Washington Post Jennifer Rubin, and liberal radio show host Bill Press; Bob Woodward, of The Washington Post and author of The Price of Politics,.
"Fox News Sunday" _ Robert Gibbs, adviser to Obama's campaign; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Fox News Senior Political Analyst, Kasie Hunt, The Associated Press, Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard/Fox News Contributor, Juan Williams, Fox News Political Analyst.
So what's catching your eye this morning?