‘ED Show’ playbook: Thu., Aug. 2

Updated

96 days before the 2012 election and President Obama hammers Mitt Romney’s plan to raise taxes on the middle class while Mitt horses around with billionaire donors in Aspen.

Tonight, we’ll show you Mitt’s fancy dancing on taxes with Patrick Gaspard, Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, and Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and former DNC Communications Director.

Just how bad does Romney’s plan hit the middle class?  For that, we’ll turn to Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research.  Meantime, compare the Obama and Romney tax plans and how they will specifically impact your family with the Obama campaign’s online tax calculator.

A 21-year-old black man is picked up by police while visiting Jonesboro, Arkansas.  Minutes later, he’s dead.  What happened to Chavis Carter? We’ll have the latest.

Michele Bachmann doubles down on her Islamophobic remarks.  At what point does Mitt Romney need to speak out against this witch hunt? 

Guest host Michael Eric Dyson will ask the Big Panel, including Jimmy Williams, former Democratic Senate Staffer and msnbc Contributor, radio talk show host Mark Simone and social activist Marcia Dyson.

Why on earth is Twitter getting on the great young gymnast Gabby Douglas over her hair?  Michael explains in tonight’s edition of Dyson-ary.

And in the Big Finish, Mitt Romney meets with a victim of last month’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  Michael will ask the Rev. Jesse Jackson what’s it going to take for someone to stand up and lead on increasing gun control?  

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

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'ED Show' playbook: Thu., Aug. 2

Updated