‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Jan. 31

Updated
Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol...
Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol...
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McCain, Inhoffe, Graham and Cruz all try to destroy the president’s pick for secretary of defense who just happens to be a Republican and a highly decorated veteran!

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8p/11pET on msnbc, breaks down today’s bizarre proceedings with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff at the State Department during Gen. Colin Powell’s term.  He is currently the Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor at the College of William & Mary.

Then, a Democratic super PAC launches an effort to retake the House, but we can’t forget Citizens United is still polluting our democracy. Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist, joins Ed for that.

A massive storm system brings destructive tornadoes to Georgia. Ed will explain why they should NOT have to wait for federal assistance if they need it even though most of their lawmakers voted against relief for victims of Sandy.

Another big time Republican reveals his disgust for moochers on Social Security and Medicare. Ed breaks it down with a mega-panel of Richard Wolffe, Executive Editor, msnbc.com, msnbc Political Analyst,  Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group and David Corn, DC Bureau Chief for Mother Jones Magazine and Columnist for PoliticsDaily.com.

An Applebee’s waitress gets stiffed on a tip and then fired for complaining about it. You’re not going to believe this story.

And in the BIG Finish, a San Francisco 49er is apologizing after his comments about gay players. Ed will talk to Wade Davis, former NFL player and gay rights activist, about the changing attitude towards gay athletes in professional sports.

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

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Thursday, Jan. 31

Updated