‘ED Show’ playbook: Tuesday, Jan. 8

Geoff Caddick

Two years after the tragedy in Tucson, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, are taking the gun lobby head on. And a powerful new ad calls for courage in Congress.

Tonight, Ed welcomes Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) for an update on the fight for common sense gun safety.

Then, Sheriff Joe Arpaio sends his posse out to patrol around schools in Arizona. Tonight, we’ll get the truth about arming public school teachers with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.

Rep. Steven Palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. And yet, he voted down Sandy aid. He takes a hypocritical tour of Sandy damage.

Congress hits a new low: even root canals, cockroaches and lice are now more popular! Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, will assess the damage.

Florida’s Rick Scott is cooking the books to deny care to the poor. Find out why this is nothing new for the Republican governor.

And in the BIG Finish, insurance giant AIG is thinking about suing the federal government after the taxpayers bailed them out. How can that be? Ed will ask William Cohan, Bloomberg View Columnist, and author of “Money and Power.”

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

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Tuesday, Jan. 8