‘ED Show’ playbook: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Updated
File photo: President Barack Obama's Debt Commission co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles right, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson,  take part in a news conference...
File photo: President Barack Obama's Debt Commission co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles right, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, take part in a news conference...
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President Obama takes his case to the people while the salesmen for Republican austerity are mobbed by protesters.

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8p & 11pET on msnbc, Ed Schultz exposes how the revised Simpson-Bowles plan would seriously kill the economy and dismantles the austerity bomb with Michael Grunwald, TIME Senior Correspondent, Author of the New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, and Jonathan Alter, msnbc Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist.

Then, the godfather of the conservative movement offers a reward to anyone who can save the Republican Party.  Ed will show us why it’s a lost cause with John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation.

A Virginia pizza shop owner uses a sick promotion to sell pies and push the NRA agenda.

The White House press corps complains about not having access to President Obama and Tiger Woods, but the complainers are nowhere to be found on real issues. The BIG Panel takes that on, including Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief Huffington Post, Joan Walsh, Salon’s Editor at Large, and author of “What’s The Matter With White People? Why We Long For A Golden Age That Never Was”, and Susan Del Percio, Republican Strategist, msnbc Contributor.

The country’s least popular senator is looking desperate these days with his attack on Ashley Judd.

And in the BIG Finish, “Hubris,” the book and documentary (which premiered last night on msnbc), ripped open new information on the lead up for the Iraq War. David Corn, DC Bureau Chief for Mother Jones Magazine and Columnist for PoliticsDaily.com, joins Ed for more even more shocking details.

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

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Updated