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Sunday Talking Heads: June 7, 2009

Sabaah al-khayr.

The Speech in Cairo.  ABC: Hillary Clinton.  CBS:  David Axelrod.  CNN: David Axelrod.  Fox:  Austan Goolsbee.  NBC: Tennis bye.  Plus a double dose of FDL Book Salon: Byron Dorgan and Eric Boehlert.  Movie Night Monday: Outrage.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Richard Wolffe, Author, “Renegade: The Making of a President.”  8:30am – Sen. George Runner (CA-R).  9am – Sen. Darrell Steinberg (CA-D), President Pro Tempore.  9:30am – Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN).   email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  "Six months into her job, Secretary Clinton has traveled to 18 countries and territories. On her plate — some of the most pressing issues facing the Obama administration: U.S. relations with Israel, Iran, China, Cuba, and North Korea’s latest nuclear positioning, to name a few."  Roundtable: ABC contributor George Will, ABC correspondent and Womenomics co-author Claire Shipman, Republican strategist Matthew Dowd, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Cynthia Tuckercontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Senior White House Adviser David AxelrodNewt Gingrich.  [update: Harry Smith sits in today as host.]  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Gloria Borger CNN Senior Political Analyst; Dan Rather HDNet Global Correspondent; John Heilemann New York Magazine Contributing Editor; Katty Kay BBC Washington Correspondent.  Topics: Has President Obama solidified a lasting majority for the Democratic Party?  How should Republicans respond to Obama, and who are their promising stars?   contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union:  White House Senior Adviser David Axelrodcontact CNN

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  "In a speech in Cairo this Thursday, President Obama called for a "new beginning" for relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world. Fareed brings together a panel of experts from around the Muslim world and the region to react to and analyze the speech…and what it means for U.S./Arab relations. Plus, author Michael Lewis on the economic crisis and the future of Wall Street."  contact CNN

Fox News Sunday:  "How big a role should the government play in our economic recovery?"  White House Council of Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee; Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL); Google CEO Eric Schmidt; and Fred Malek, chairman of Thayer Lodging Group and Thayer Capital Partners.   email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Bumped for tennis.  contact David

Newsmakers:  U.S. Labor Sec. Hilda Solis joins Newsmakers to discuss the U.S. employment situation. On Friday, statistics showed that the unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent. She also talks about the trends facing the employment situation.  CSPAN 10am and 6pm ET

Q & A:  Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN).  "Governor Daniels has launched a website,, to help Hoosiers keep track of information regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act recently signed by President Obama. The governor’s direction regarding the use of federal stimulus dollars has been simple: jobs, speed, and long-term value."  CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am ET

Religion & Ethics:  Muslim Reaction — "I have come to seek a new beginning."  Obama and the Muslim World — What will the President say in Egypt when he speaks to Muslims?  Thomas Merton — He was a Trappist monk, spiritual writer, and activist.  Jewish Memory Book — An artist remembers Jewish life in Poland before so many perished.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Chairman — Ben Bernanke.  Dolly.  (reruns)

To The Contrary:  Topics:  1- President Obama supports Islamic women’s equality; 2- Fallout from the murder of Kansas Obstetrician George Tiller;  3- U.S. companies improve work-life balance for women around the world.  Panelists: Center for American Progress’ Heather Boushey; Conservative Columnist Star Parker; National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and The Washington Times’ Amanda CarpenterTTC online exclusive: What’s Love Got To Do With It?  Forget love, marry for money.  for broadcast times in your area click here

CSPAN Book TV schedule.  This is the first Sunday of the month so it’s time for the three hour live interview show, In Depth: Bill Ayers.  "Professor Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was a leader in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War (Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground)."  His wife, Bernardine Dohrn, joins the questioning towards the end.  To ask your own questions of Dr. Ayers,  call-in or use this addressCSPAN, 12pm – 3pm ET.  After Words: Bethany Moreton, "To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise," interviewed by Nancy MacLean.   CSPAN 11am ET

Double Dose FDL Book Salon:  First we have Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and his book Reckless!: How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!), with William "Bill" Black, Associate Professor Economics, University of Missouri as host.  Join the discussion, 3:30 – 4:15pm ET.  Then at the regular time, it’s Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press, with author Eric Boehlert and host Jay Rosen of PressThink blog and NYU Journalism.  5pm ET.  Double the fun today.

Movie Night Monday:  Outrage, "a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to."  Lisa Derrick invites blogger Mike Rogers to the Lake.  View the trailer and come chat, 8pm ET.

(The Speech in Cairo. YouTube link for lower connection speeds.)

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