‘Ed Show’ playbook: Thu., Mar. 29

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George Zimmerman’s father, Robert, breaks his silence, defending his son by smearing President Obama.  Ed welcomes msnbc host The Rev. Al Sharpton to the set for reaction and analysis. 

Does the details of the shooting presented by Zimmerman’s father match the evidence?  Ed will ask John Butchko, a retired Miami Police Department Homicide Detective with 28 years of experience.

Trayvon Martin’s parents speak out on the Sanford police surveillance video of George Zimmerman.  Natalie Jackson, an attorney for Martin’s Family, will respond to the police video and Robert Zimmerman’s interview.

Emotions are running high in Sanford, Florida, and all across the country following the release of that police video.  Ed will talk to Sanford City Manager Norton Bonaparte about the video and the latest developments in the investigation.

The right wing character assassination of Trayvon Martin continues. Fox News’ Sean Hannity sees no need for a trial, for example.  Ed will have reaction from Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.

And the death of Trayvon Martin is putting the “stand your ground” law under a microscope.  Ed will take a closer look at the Florida law, signed by then-Gov. Jeb Bush.

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

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'Ed Show' playbook: Thu., Mar. 29

Updated