‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Jan. 17

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Jan. 7, 2013 - Miami Gardens, Florida, United States of America - January 7, 2013: Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o (5) prior to the Discover BCS...
Jan. 7, 2013 - Miami Gardens, Florida, United States of America - January 7, 2013: Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o (5) prior to the Discover BCS...
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A dangerous side of the gun debate rears its ugly head as the righties go off the rails.

Tonight at 8pET on “The Ed Show,” Ed Schultz breaks down the rabid reaction to the president with Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and former DNC Communications Director, and Eugene Robinson, msnbc Analyst and Associate Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Washington Post.

Vice President Joe Biden kicks off the gun safety campaign, but will Senate Democrats have the guts to take the votes?

Tonight, Ed reminds Congress what courage looks like with Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, former TV journalist, Congresswoman (D-PA) and current Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Then, there’s either a major hoax, major lies or both, going on at Notre Dame. Ed will tackle the Manti Te’o story with Tom Scocca, Managing Editor of Deadspin, which broke the story.

And Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, looks at how the rest of the sports world blew the story.

And in the BIG Finish, another big time CEO picks another fight over Obamacare. Ed will talk to Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst, Bloomberg View columnist and author “The Promise,” about “fascism” and the founder of Whole Foods.

It’s going to be another essential @edshow tonight at 8p/11pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Jan. 17

Updated