‘ED Show’ playbook: Friday, Dec. 28

Updated
US President Barack Obama speaks on the fiscal cliff on December 21, 2012 in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama urged the US...
US President Barack Obama speaks on the fiscal cliff on December 21, 2012 in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama urged the US...
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We’re in the home stretch for the fiscal cliff. But is there still hope?

Tonight, Michael Eric Dyson, msnbc Political Analyst, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and author of “Can You Hear Me Now?,” is filling in for Ed. He’ll talk to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) about the latest in today’s high stakes meeting at the White House.

Then, this Congress is on track to be the worst Congress ever. Robert Reich, Former U.S. Labor Secretary andUC Berkeley Professor, and Amanda Terkel, Politics Managing Editor for The Huffington Post explain why.

Chicago reaches the tragic milestone of 500 homicides in 2012. Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talks with Professor Dyson about the rise of violence in Chicago and how the curb gun violence in our cities.

The country re-elected its first African-American president, but that hasn’t stopped some from engaging in hate speech and racist stunts. Marc Morial, President/CEO of The National Urban League, and Marcia Dyson, Social Activist, weigh in.

And in The Big Finish, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s inaction on the fiscal cliff could cost 24,000 unemployed in his state their benefits. John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation will be on to discuss.

It’s going to another blockbuster @edshow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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'ED Show' playbook: Friday, Dec. 28

Updated