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Sunday Talking Heads: June 8, 2008

Yes We Can haz a nominee!  Now we can focus on the clear and resounding defeat of John McCain and all his fellow Republicans this November.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Paul Light New York University, Professor of Public Service.  8:15am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls.  8:30am – Karen O’Connor American University-Women & Politics Inst., Director.  9:15am – Ahmed Rashid Pakistan Journalist & Author, "Descent Into Chaos" Washington Post Op-edemail guest questions

ABC’s This WeekSen John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) debate the Presidential Contest; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who hosted the private meeting between Clinton and Obama discusses efforts for Democratic Unity.  Roundtable: George Will, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post, husband and wife Jay Carney Time Magazine and ABC News’ Claire Shipmancontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation: Topic: Campaign 08: What Does Hillary Clinton Want? Howard Wolfson Clinton Campaign, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Sen. James Webb  (D-VA), Roger Simon Chief Political Columnist, Politico.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews: Topics: Will Hillary’s supporters get behind Barack?  Will Obama use Bill Clinton on the campaign trail?  Panelists: Norah O’Donnell [HA!] MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent; Clarence Page Chicago Tribune Columnist; Michelle Cottle The New Republic Senior Editor; Michael Duffy, Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor.  contact Chris Matthews

CNN’s Late Edition: Topics: Barack Obama will face John McCain in an historic race for the White House. Obama supporter Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and McCain supporter Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). "Does Hillary Clinton want to be the next Vice President?" Wolf talks to Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson on her next move. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) &  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  Also, Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani. contact Wolf

Fareed Zacharia – GPS: "This weekend, Fareed Zakaria is joined by a giant on the world stage, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger." [I confess my skin is crawling.]

Fox News Sunday:  Topic: "How will the fall campaign unfold and what are the key issues for both candidates?" Obama supporter Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), and McCain supporter Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN).

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Topics:"How did a man who just four years ago was serving in the Illinois state senate beat a former first lady and political powerhouse? How will he stack up against John McCain? And what type of running mate will Obama and McCain be looking for?"  Ron Allen NBC News Correspondent, Covering Hillary Clinton; Lee Cowan NBC News Correspondent, Covering Barack Obama; David Gregory NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, Host, MSNBC’s "Race for the White House;" Andrea Mitchell NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News Correspondent, Covering John McCain; Chuck Todd Political Director, NBC News.  With a remembrance of Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy.  "This Sunday, due to NBC’s coverage of the French Open, the program will air live at a special early time from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET."  "participate" w MTP

Newsmakers:  Topic: Gas & Oil Prices. Jeffrey Kupfer, Acting Deputy Energy Secretary. Reporters: Chris Baltimore, Reuters Energy Correspondent;  Steven Mufson, Washington Post Energy Correspondent.  Newmakers airs Sundays at 10am and 6pm et.

Q&A: Fred Downs talks "about the services the U.S. government provides to veterans and the changes underway with the increasing number of Iraq War veterans being served. Mr. Downs manages the 1.3 billion dollar federal program that provides prosthetics and other aids to American veterans. The disabilities can include amputation, traumatic brain injury, blindness, spinal cord injury and others. The Veteran Administration’s program is the largest of its kind in the world. Mr. Downs is a Vietnam Veteran who lost his left arm in combat. He is the author of books including The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War; Aftermath: A Soldier’s Return from Vietnam; and No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends."

60 Minutes: -Combustible Dust: Scott Pelley reports on the deaths and property damage caused by dust explosions at American factories, a problem critics say the government needs to do more to prevent. -Howard Hughes: The late billionaire’s money is being used to probe life’s medical mysteries through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, America’s second largest charity. Lesley Stahl report.  -Joel Osteen:  Popular preacher Joel Osteen’s positive message packs them in – 42,000 a week at his Houston Lakewood church – and has made him known around the world in books, speeches and televised sermons. Byron Pitts reports. 

To The Contrary:  Topics: 1- The historic impact of the Clinton campaign; 2- Abstinence-only advocates try to recruit parents; 3-Author Kevin Phillips [wiki] on how distortion of government economic data impacts female-headed households.  Panelists:  Former U.S. Rep Pat Schroeder (D-CO); The Washington Times’ Tara Wall; the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; and the National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever.  for broadcast times in your area click here.

And a reminder to check out the schedule for Book TV.  There are a slew of good books featured this week.

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