‘ED Show’ playbook: Wednesday, Dec. 19

Updated
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an announcement on gun reform in the Brady Press Briefing Room of...
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during an announcement on gun reform in the Brady Press Briefing Room of...
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President Obama lays out the way forward for sensible gun policy, putting longtime gun-control advocate Vice President Joe Biden out front and setting a deadline.

Why are no Republicans getting on board?  Tonight at 8p/11pET on msnbc, Ed will ask Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

Then, the president serves up painful cuts, but Republicans are literally running away from the table. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) reacts to the GOP’s bizarre behavior.

John Boehner rejects another fiscal cliff plan from President Obama, but can he sell his own caucus on Plan B? Sam Stein, Huffington Post political editor, and Karen Finney, msnbc Political Analyst and former DNC Communications Director, look at the fiscal fight and the political fallout for the House speaker.

The auto loan worked and the U.S. Treasury starts to close the books on General Motors. Tonight, David Cay Johnston, columnist for Reuters, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Perfectly Legal” and “Free Lunch,” deconstructs one of the greatest government interventions in history.

Can a night at the movies bring the Senate together? Will Republicans pay for the popcorn? We’ll tell you about the senators night at the cinema.

And in the BIG Finish, TIME magazine announces President Obama as “Person of the Year.” Doug Brinkley, Presidential Historian, Author and Professor at Rice University, looks at what the honor really means.

It’s going to another blockbuster @edshow at 8pET on @msnbctv.

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‘ED Show’ playbook: Wednesday, Dec. 19

Updated