‘Ed Show’ playbook: Fri., Mar. 23


Just as President Obama makes a moving, personal statement on the death of Trayvon Martin, the story takes an ugly turn in the conservative media as Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera desperately try to give Trayvon’s shooter a pass.

Tonight, Ed discusses the ugly reactions to the killing of an unarmed black teenager with Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor for The Atlantic.

25,000 gathered in Sanford, Florida, last night, to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. msnbc host (Politics Nation), the Rev. Al Sharpton, led the demonstration and he joins Ed tonight with his take on the somber event.

A similar law to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” in Wisconsin is just three months old and another young African-American kid is dead.  Ed will bring us the tragic story of Bo Morrison with state Sen. Chris Larson (D-WI) and John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation.

The right-wing’s radical agenda on women’s health care is taking its toll.  Top officials at the Susan G. Komen Foundation resign and donations are down.  Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women and the woman who predicted it all, will join Ed for that.

Joe Namath is throwing long bombs at Tim Tebow and Pat Robertson is taking Peyton Manning out at the knees. Ed will have latest on Tim Tebow coming to the promise land.

And in our Big Finish, when Rick Santorum visits a shooting range, a supporter makes a crack about the president, and now the secret service is involved.  msnbc Political Analyst Richard Wolffe will weigh in on the latest example of anti-Obama ugliness.

It’s going to be another packed @EdShow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'Ed Show' playbook: Fri., Mar. 23