‘ED Show’ playbook: Mon., Aug. 20

Updated

78 days until the election and radical rhetoric by a Missouri lawmaker reignites the Republican war on women. 

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin says he won’t quit, even though he’s apologized for saying women’s bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in cases of what he called “a legitimate rape.”

Tonight at 8pET on The Ed Show, Terry O’Neill, President of The National Organization for Women, comments on Akin’s ridiculous beliefs.

Then, Sam Stein, Huffington Post Political Editor, and Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large and author (“What’s the Matter With White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was”), looks at the political impact in Missouri and elsewhere.

The Romney camp refuses to stop lying and President Obama is calling them out for it. msnbc Political Analyst Richard Wolffe reviews the president’s blistering press conference.

An Ohio Republican says “we shouldn’t contort the voting process” to accommodate African-American-voters.  Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) and Ari Berman, Contributing Writer for The Nation and Rolling Stone, will have the latest on voter suppression in Ohio.

Augusta National made history today by offering two women membership to the golf club, but Ed thinks there are a few other women that should be offered a green jacket as well.

And in the Big Finish, singer Hank Williams, Jr., unleashes another hateful rant against President Obama to a cheering crowd.  Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown university and author (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), joins Ed for analysis and reaction. 

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Mon., Aug. 20

Updated