This Sunday the highlight for me is the "Q & A" interview with Aaron Woolf on his documentary "King Corn." It was featured on PBS’ Independent Lens back in April, now it can be seen at community screenings and on DVD.  Here’s Kylee Darcy’s Filmocracy mashup from the documentary, "Corn King Takes Over the World."

Aside from chasing down your Senator* what are your plans for the 4th of July —  fireworks, picnics, parades?  We’ve got a hard fight to retain our rights and our Constitution.  Let’s talk about the joy, the celebrations, the memories and traditions, and the very real threat to the liberty and the justice we face today.  Ours is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  We ARE the People.

Washington Journal:  7:30 am – Arturo Vargas, National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials, Executive Director. 8:30 am – Victor Cha, Former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, 2004-2007. 9:15 am – Barbara Slavin, U.S. Institute of Peace, Senior Fellow.  email questions for guests to journal@c-span.org

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), an Obama supporter, and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), a McCain supporter.  Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Roundtable: Arianna Huffington, Byron York, Katrina vanden Heuvel and [the loathsome] Hugh Hewittcontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT); Gen. Wesley Clarke (Ret.) Obama Supporter; David Sanger Editor-in-Chief, The New York Times. Topics: Campaign 2008 and North Korea.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews: Katty Kay BBC Washington Correspondent; David Gregory NBC News Chief White House Correspondent; Gloria Borger U.S. News & World Report; David Brooks New York Times. Topics: Will Hillary’s troops climb aboard the Obama bandwagon? What should Obama look for in a running mate? contact Chris Matthews

CNN’s Late Edition:  Governors Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and Bobby Jindal (R-LA) on Campaign 2008. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on soaring gas prices.. Ryan Crocker U.S. Ambassador to Iraq.  contact Wolf

Fareed Zacharia GPS: From London. "We’ll be talking to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the crises in Zimbabwe, Iraq and Iran. Brown will also discuss his declining popularity. And, we’ll talk to David Cameron, the man many believe could soon have Gordon Brown’s job."  GPS airs Sunday at 1:00 pm et. contact Fareed

Fox News Sunday: Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Rob Portman. on Campaign 2008. Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barrfns@foxnews.com

Meet The Press: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D-WY) and Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) "talk about Obama vs. McCain and the issues that are dominating the Western landscape during the race for the White House. The program will originate from Jackson Hole, Wyoming — site of the Western Governors Association Annual Meeting." Plus Chuck Todd NBC’s political director.  contact Meet The Press 

Newsmakers: Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI) 13th District, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Reporters: Jesse Holland, Associated Press Congressional Reporter & Mike Soraghan "The Hill" Senior Staff Writer.  Newmakers airs Sundays at 10am and 6pm et.

Q & A: Aaron Woolf  the producer and director of  "King Corn."Info: "The documentary "King Corn" is about two men with no agricultural background who decide to go to Iowa and plant an acre of corn and follow it through the production cycle. The documentary discusses the federal role in corn planting, as well as the large impact that feed corn has on our daily diet. Clips from the documentary will be shown and Mr. Woolf will discuss the current Farm Bill in the context of corn production."  Newmakers airs Sundays at 10am and 6pm et.

Religion & Ethics: PercepectivesU.S. Religion Survey.  Cover — Political Buddhism.  News Feature — Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage.  Feature — D’Iberville Rebuilding Celebrationfor broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes: The Purge: A Baghdad clergyman estimates that 90 percent of Iraq’s Christians, once thought to number over a million, have either fled or have been murdered by Islamic extremists during the religious civil war. Scott Pelley reports. Roots:The new field of genetic genealogy uses DNA to trace ancestry back hundreds of years, sometimes surprising customers with unlikely relatives. Lesley Stahl reports.  Will Smith: Steve Kroft profiles the versatile actor on the eve of his next film.

To The Contrary:  Topics: 1- Is democratic unity feasible and can Democrats close the God gap? 2- Should children of illegal immigrants pay lower in-state college tuition rates?  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Women for Obama’s Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayerfor broadcast times in your area click here

And don’t forget Book TV, click the link for this week’s schedule.

Extra special note: FDL Book Salon, today we feature the book Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress.  Chat with Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) about his new book. Bob Fertik is our host. 5:00pm Eastern.

*This holiday week heed Christy’s call: Taking Back The Reins Of GovernmentAnd repeating myself, because it ain’t over ’til it’s over.  "It’s pretty simple, no immunity for the telecoms.  Call your Senators today and tomorrow and the next day.  Call them until they get this simple message: No Immunity for the Telecoms! And put the pressure on Obama. Make him step forth and take leadership.  He asks us to believe we have the ability to bring about real change in Washington.  Let’s get him to make real change in Washington —  this week, on this issue."  Here are the toll-free katymine numbers to use to make those call to your Senators and Senator Barack Obama:

  • 1 (800) 828 – 0498
  • 1 (800) 614 – 2803
  • 1 (866) 340 – 9281
  • 1 (866) 338 – 1015
  • 1 (877) 851 – 6437

Dial like our Constitution depends on it, because it does.

Elliott

Elliott

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