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Sunday Talking Heads: August 24, 2008

2790047371_cd7e7a5b31_m2.jpgSo, Obama selects Sharp Elbows for VP.  Don’t see Joe Biden on any Sunday Talking Heads guest list, guess he’ll make the rounds next weekend — after the convention.  You just know he’ll be good for soundbites for the rest of the campaign, and they just might be the soundbites to get past the McCainStreamMedia and into the voter’s ear.  

Our good friend Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) is a guest on To The Contrary this week plus she’ll appear on GRITtv’s Live From Main Street Colorado at the Big Tent "a fully-wired facility for bloggers and their buddies next to the Pepsi Center and the DNC."  

Washington Journal:  7:45 am – Lt. Col. John Nagl (Ret.), Center for a New American Security, Senior Fellow & Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress, Senior Fellow.  8:30 am – Josh Rogin, Congressional Quarterly, Defense & Foreign Policy Reporter.  9:00 am – Frances Huntley-Cooper, DNC, Wisconsin Delegate.  9:30 am – Mary Rose Oakar, DNC, Rules Committee Co-Chair.  email questions for guests to 

ABC’s This WeekSenator Obama’s Chief Strategist David Axelrod discusses the vice presidential pick and previews the week to come.  Then, Former New York City Mayor Rudy [a noun, a verb, and 9-11] Giuliani on his role as keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention and the democratic VP nominee.  Roundtable: ABC News’ Donna Brazile, Cokie Roberts, George Will, and Mark Halperincontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation: "Govs. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kansas/co-chair, Democratic National Convention) and Ed Rendell (D-Pa.); Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.); Dan Balz of the Washington Post."   information from LA Times [my bold] —  contact Bob Schieffer good luck with that

Chris Matthews:  Rick Stengel Time Magazine Managing Editor; Katty Kay BBC Washington Correspondent; Michelle Cottle The New Republic Senior Editor;Ron Allen NBC News Political Correspondent.  Topics: Will Obama’s new running mate prove to be a winning pick? Are the Clintons doing enough to help ensure Obama wins? [LAME]  contact Chris

CNN’s Late Edition:  Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).   Terry McAuliffe Clinton Campaign Chairman.  special time: 10am easterncontact Wolf

Fox News Sunday:  Govs. Tim Kaine (D-VA) of Virginia and Bill Ritter (D-CO). "How will Barack Obama’s new brand of politics play in states previously left for dead by the Democratic Party?"  Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Obama’s VP pick.  Plus the Foxy News AllStars.

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Co-chair of Obama’s Vice Presidential vetting team Caroline Kennedy on Obama’s running mate selection and the tribute to Senator Kennedy that will take place on the opening night of the convention. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Roundtable: Gwen Ifill of PBS, Jon Meacham of Newsweek magazine, Chuck Todd of NBC News.  special air times due to the Olympics.

Newsmakers:  Gen. Victor Renuart, United States Northern Command, Commander.  ReportersGordon Lubold, Christian Science Monitor, Pentagon Reporter, Martin Sieff, United Press International, Defense Industry Editor. Topics: Future of NORAD & NORTHCOM.  Newmakers airs on CSPAN 1, Sundays at 10am and 6pm et. 

Q & A:  Author Greg Mortenson discusses his book "Three Cups of Tea." This is the story of Mr. Mortenson’s work in Afghanistan and Pakistan to establish schools. He is also the co-founder of "Pennies for Peace," where American students pool their pennies to help Afghan and Pakistani children to buy school supplies.  Q & A airs on on CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et.

Road To The White Houselive call-in with Howard Dean. C-SPAN 1, 11:00 am et.

Religion & Ethics:  Cover: 2008 Campaign: Conventions Preview – Democrats and Republicans are reaching out to religious voters and faith communities.  Belief & Practice: Janmashtami – Hindu’s celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday with dancing, chanting, and festive food. (rebroadcast).  Feature: New Life Center – This shelter in Thailand, founded by American Baptist missionaries, assist girls who are the victim of human trafficking.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Killings In Haditha – Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich speaks publicly for the first time about the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq, resulting in murder charges against him and three other soldiers. Scott Pelley reports. (This is a double-length segment.)  The Wrong Medicine – Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins nearly died when they were mistakenly given a drug overdose. The actor and his wife share their story for the first time on television to draw attention to hospital mistakes that kill as many as 100,000 Americans a year. Steve Kroft reports.

To The ContraryTopics: 1- Women’s vote to control 2008 presidential race; 2- More American women choose to be childfree; 3- Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders wants the Black church to talk about sex education.  Panelists: U.S. News & World Report’s Dr. Bernadine Healy; Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and The Gloucester Institute President Kay Jamesfor broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV schedule.  Highlight for this afternoon, Book TV will rebroadcast their programming on both books by Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance; followed by The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, starting at 2:45 et.

GRITtv has a live broadcast here at six pm et – "Kicking back on Sunday? Wondering what’s doing in Denver? Events at the Big Tent kick off with a live, town-hall forum featuring Van Jones, Jim Hightower, Donna Edwards, Faye Wattleton, David Sirota, Polly Baca, Andre Banks and more. Wish you could be there? You Can! Watch the LIVE STREAM right here, courtesy of The Media Consortium and GRITtv."

Today’s FDL Book Salon will be at 4 pm et, instead of 3 pm et.  It’s a good one, see Ian’s preview for David Kusnet’s Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America’s Best Workers Are Unhappier Than Ever.

Was a late night last night, but there’s coffee, tea, and orange juice right here on the counter …

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