Sunday Talking Heads: May 31, 2009
Good morning. Many many Senators today. ABC: Schumer, Cornyn. CBS: Kyl, Feinstein. CNN: McConnell, Klobuchar, Hutchison. Fox: Specter, Graham. NBC: Leahy, Sessions. Big topic? Sotomayer and the Supreme Court. But there’s more . . .
Washington Journal: 7:30am – Joanne Silberner, National Public Radio, Health Policy Correspondent. 8am – Pat Buchanan, Syndicated Columnist. 9am – Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report, Editor/Publisher & Stu Rothenberg, Rothenberg Political Report, Editor & Publisher. email questions for guests to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC’s This Week: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Roundtable: George Will, ABC’s SCOTUS correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg, Paul Krugman, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, and Ed Gillespie. contact George
Chris Matthews: Helene Cooper The New York Times White House Correspondent; Mark Whitaker NBC News Washington Bureau Chief; John Heilemann New York Magazine Contributing Editor; Anne Kornblut The Washington Post White House Correspondent. contact Chris
CNN’s State of the Union: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sonia Sotomayor, plus economy and Republicans. Also, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). contact CNN
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Arlen Specter (PA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sotomayor. "Plus, ‘FOX News Sunday’ begins a new series on influential and up and coming Republican leaders. This week: former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney." email email@example.com
NBC’s Meet The Press: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and the committee’s Ranking Member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Sotomayor. CEOs of three major companies, Caterpillar’s Jim Owens, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Xerox’s Anne Mulcahy." Roundtable: BBC’s Katty Kay, NBC’s Brian Williams & author Richard Wolffe. contact David
Newsmakers: Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Thomas Hubbard (2001-2002) gives his perspective on the recent developments in North Korea and what he thinks the U.S. and international response should be to the missile tests. CSPAN 10am and 6pm ET
Q & A: "Colbert King, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and former Deputy Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Post. "Besides journalism, Mr. King’s career includes being Minority staff director of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia in the mid-70s where he assisted in drafting the Home Rule Act. He was a Deputy Asst. Treasury Department Secretary, U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank, and he spent ten years as a vice president at Riggs Bank. He joined the editorial board of the Washington Post in 1990. Since 1995 he has written a weekly column for the newspaper. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003." CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am ET
Religion & Ethics: Obama and Muslim World — What will the President say when he addresses the world’s Muslims? Religion and the Courts — A Hispanic Catholic judge is picked for the Supreme Court. Dr. T. — This Orthodox Jewish obstetrician prays for help in the delivery room. Painting a Jewish Memory Book — An artist remembers Jewish life in Poland before so many perished. for broadcast times in your area click here
60 Minutes: Your Bank Has Failed — An exclusive look as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation takes control of a failed bank. War In Pakistan — Steve Kroft reports from Pakistan, where Islamic insurgents are trying to take over the country and he interviews its new president, Asif Ali Zardari. Michael Phelps — The 23-year-old phenom tells "what his life is like as hundreds of endorsement opportunities roll in to make this U.S. Olympic superstar a marketing millionaire."
To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Is Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, pro-life?; 2- How feminism changed the environmental movement’s goal of limiting overpopulation. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Progressives For Immigration Reform’s Leah Durant; and Independent Women’s Voices’ Sabrina Schaeffer. for broadcast times in your area click here
CSPAN’s Book TV is featuring the 2009 BookExpo America this weekend, check the listings. After Words: Elaine Showalter, professor emerita of English at Princeton University, presents a history of female writers in American in her book, A Jury of Her Peers: American Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. With Sara Nelson, critic for The Daily Beast and former editor in chief of Publishers Weekly. CSPAN 12pm ET
FDL Book Salon: Christy hosts Bruce Kluger and David Tabatsky, who put together this fun compilation: Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America. Bruce Kluger and David Tabatsky efforts "produced the 200 letters and drawings collected here. From every region of the country, from ages four to 18, these kids talk about their hopes, fears, and dreams, and their unchecked excitement about the historic election that took place during their young lives." Join the discussion at 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: Abel Raises Cain. "As far back as she can remember, Jenny Abel has seen her father appear on television under a variety of aliases, fooling news reporters and talk show hosts. He was continually plotting new ways to infiltrate the media with one of his seemingly absurd causes. Throughout the years, people have accused him of being a scam artist or an impostor. But to Jenny, he was always just a father with a unique profession. Alan Abel, by trade, is a professional prankster." This should be good, watch the trailer then come join Lisa Derrick and Jenny Abel at 8pm ET.
(Supreme Court courtesy of dbking)