Sunday Talking Heads: September 11, 2011
Well, no surprise that 9/11 is the topic du jour, but I must say Fox News is hosting an Extravaganza! No doubt, Green Room champagne and caviar – and I bet the show ends with a balloon drop and confetti.
Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Did-Not-Defend-Us-Very-Well-That-Day.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, will discuss her war profiteer husband’s vastly increased wealth since 9/11. Paul Wolfowitz will lick his comb. Michael Chertoff will discuss his lucrative investments and lobbying gigs for homeland security contractors since leaving government service.
Will Chris Matthews get a thrill up his leg from Rick Perry? And vice-versa?
ABC’s This Week: 9/11.
CBS’ Face The Nation: 9/11. White House Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
CNN’s State of the Union: 9/11. “Candy will be joined by Anderson Cooper at Ground Zero to cover this historic and tragic anniversary for the nation. Also joining the coverage: Wolf Blitzer from the Pentagon, John King at the sight of Flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania, and many more as we remember the events of September 11, 2001. We’ll also be following President Obama as he travels to all three memorial sites.”
Chris Matthews: Is Perry Like Reagan, The Westerner Who Can Defeat The Establishment Romney? In Bad Economic Times, Would Perry’s Far Right Rhetoric Get Overlooked?
Fox News Sunday: 9/11. Donald Rumsfeld, Former Secretary of Defense. Then, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) Chair, Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) Chair, Intelligence Committee. “And, one of the Senate’s big thinkers joins us and offers his reflections from that fateful day.” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Roundtable: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–CA), Chair, Select Intelligence Committee; Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Gen. Jack Keane, Four Star General (Ret.), FNC Military Analyst; Paul Wolfowitz, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense. Plus, John Brennan, White House Counterterrorism Advisor. Also, Rudy Giuliani, Former New York City Mayor. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Dana Priest, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet the Press: 9/11. “MTP salutes Gen. Petraeus, honors 9/11 victims.”
Newsmakers: Preempted for 9/11 coverage.
Q & A: Guest not yet announced.
Religion & Ethics: 9/11.
60 Minutes: The interrogator – Few know more about the 9/11 investigation than Ali Soufan, who questioned members of al Qaeda after the attack. The former FBI agent reveals himself for the first time and talks about his interrogations. Remembering 9/11 – Ground Zero responders relive their haunting experiences on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for a “60 Minutes” segment about their road to recovery and the doctor who is preserving their oral histories.
To the Contrary: Guest host: Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. Topics: How President Obama’s jobs plan will affect women and families; the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the nation has changed; and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s initiative to get more women politically active. Panelists: FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women’s Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; and The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel.
Univision’s Al Punto: Special reports and interviews including segments of interviews with Hispanic children who were with former President Bush at Emma Booker Middle School (Sarasota, FL) on the day of the attack; interview with former Republican Senator Mel Martinez who will share his insights on how the Bush administration dealt with this unprecedented attack on U.S. soil; in addition to accounts of survivors and how their lives have changed in a decade.
Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter and Jay Ackroyd discuss – 9/11 and its Great Transformations – Cliff’s column posted to Aljazeera English about the effect of 9/11/2001 on America’s governance, 9pm ET. Listen live and later on BTR.
FDL’s Book Salon: State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire. “A masterful account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of unnecessary conflict, helped to fuel Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country.” Come chat with Stephen Glain and host Zaid Jilani, 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: No movie this week,