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Sunday Talking Heads: July 27, 2008

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Washington Journal:  7:30 am – Michael Tomasky, The Guardian America, Editor.  Topic: Senator Obama’s trip abroad this week and other recent political developments. 8:15 am – Deborah Simmons, Washington Times, Editorial Page Editor. Topic: Campaign 2008 and other news of the day.  9:00 am – Leonard Spector, Monterey Inst. of Int’l Studies, Deputy. Director.  Topic: A potential U.S.-Indian nuclear pact. The Indian Prime Minister this week vowed to push forward on a nuclear pact with the United States.  9:30 am – Newspaper Articles & Viewer Calls.   email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Roundtable: ABC News political contributor Matthew Dowd, and ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Willcontact George

CBS’ Face The NationSens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-RI) who both accompanied Barack Obama on their recent trip to Afghanistan and Iraq.  information from LA Times –  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Eugene Robinson  Washington Post Columnist; Elisabeth Bumiller The New York Times Correspondent; Gloria Borger U.S. News & World Report;  Joe Klein Time Magazine Columnist.  Topics: Obama’s riding high, but do Americans see him as too risky?  Can Obama win over Jewish voters by November?   contact Chris Matthews

CNN’s Late EditionA special Late Edition "Wolf sits down with Republican Senator John McCain to discuss Iraq, Iran, and the struggling economy. Then, Democratic Senator Barack Obama answers questions from reporters in a live forum." [Unity Forum] At 7pm et, a one-hour special- Late Edition: The Next Presidentcontact Wolf 

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) "has swept through Europe – so, how did he do? Our panel of experts weigh in on the continent’s reaction to Obama, as well as how Europeans view John McCain. Plus, our roundtable of fascinating guests offer some startling predictions for the global financial mess. Where is the economy headed?"  contact Fareed

Fox News Sunday:  Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) wraps up his overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe, while Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hammers Obama’s assessment of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Discussion with Sen. John Thune, (R-SD) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).  Also, Karl Rove on the race. email Chris

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for the full hour. The program will originate from London — the last stop on Obama’s nine-day overseas trip to the Middle East, Asia and Europe.  contact Meet The Press

Q & A:  Chris Hedges Author, Collateral Damage. Hedges and his co-author Laila Al-Arian interviewed US military eyewitnesses who told them about Americans actions against Iraqi civilians and how those actions have impacted the Iraqi view of U.S. forces there.   airs on on CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et.

Religion & Ethics:  Perspectives: 2008 Campaign: Update on the Candidates and Religion — Obama and McCain step up efforts to meet religious leaders and to reach religious voters.  Cover: Pediatric AIDS Corps— Young American doctors are going to Africa to treat patients and to train local providers.  Feature: Interfaith Wedding— The wedding rituals of a Hindu-Sikh couple honor the religious traditions of both.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes: The Executioner— In his first interview, infamous Boston mob triggerman John Martorano coolly explains why and how he murdered 20 people to protect his friends, family and his gang’s business. Steve Kroft reports.  A Bigger Leap For Mankind — With the Space Shuttle program ending soon, NASA is planning to return men to the moon in preparation for a manned flight to Mars. Bob Simon reports.  Springsteen — Back on tour with his E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen at 58 years old is still a passionate rock icon whose songs reflect his loves, his blue collar background and increasingly, his politics. Scott Pelley reports.

To The ContraryTopics: 1- Worsening economy pushes women out of the workforce; 2- A new proposal by the Bush administration could redefine abortion; 3- Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR) on lowering the high rate of elderly suicide.  Panelists:  Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Women for Obama’s Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayerfor broadcast times in your area click here

CSPAN’s Book TV Politics Sunday from 1 pm et until 6 pm et.  link for the schedule.  Special Note — After Words: Mahvish Rukhsana Khan author of "My Guantanamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me" interviewed by Nancy Snow, senior research fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.  broadcast times

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