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'ED Show' playbook: Tuesday, March 5

Another Republican flip-flop: this time, Paul Ryan proposes Medicare cuts for people over 55.

Another Republican flip-flop: this time, Paul Ryan proposes Medicare cuts for people over 55.

Tonight on “The Ed Show” at 8 p.m. EST on msnbc, Ed Schultz welcomes Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., to help explain why Ryan’s Medicare change is BAD for America.

Then, Ed checks in on the politics of Ryan’s proposal with Sam Stein, Huffington Post political editor, and  Heather McGhee, Vice President of Policy and Outreach at DEMOS.

Venezuelan President and U.S. critic Hugo Chavez has died at the age of 58 after a two-year battle with cancer. William J. Dobson, Politics and Foreign Affairs Editor for Slate, looks at the implications for us here at home.

A civil rights hero wants the Washington Redskins to change their offensive name. Will it take an act of Congress to get NFL owners to move?

Jeb Bush flips, flops and then flips again! The BIG Panel weighs in on Jeb’s radical immigration 360. We’ll hear from Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author )"Can You Hear Me Now?”), Annette Taddeo,  Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee Chairwoman, and Frank Sharry, Founder & Executive Director of America’s Voice.

Ed’s got to some good news for Wall Street and bad news for Dennis Rodman. Plus, Batman is revealed.

And in the BIG Finish, comedian Steven Colbert’s sister has her eye on a South Carolina House seat. Is she serious? Tonight, Ed will interview Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

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

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