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Sunday Talking Heads: October 19, 2008

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Will Powell endorse Obama AND chastise McCain for fanning the flames of hate on Meet The Press?

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Jennifer Duffy, Cook Political Report, Senior Editor & Greg Giroux,, Senior Politics Reporter.  8:30am – Diana Furchgott-Roth, Hudson Institute, Senior Fellow — Op-Ed  email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:  Roundtable: Newt Gingrich, Thomas Friedman, David Gergen, and ABC News’ Donna Brazile and George WillTopics: With 16 days to go until the election, what to expect in these final days of campaigning and the major questions facing the new president.  contact George

Face The Nation:  Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL),  Gov Matt Blunt (R-MI), Former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH); Dan Balz, The Washington Post.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Mark Whitaker NBC News Washington Bureau Chief; Katty Kay BBC Washington Correspondent; Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group Columnist; Andrew Sullivan The Atlantic Senior Editor.  Topics: Can McCain rescue his campaign as the economy sinks?  Who benefits as McCain and Obama question each other’s character?  contact Chris

CNN’s Late Edition:  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO); Rudy Giuliani (R), Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL); Ed Lazear Chmn, W.H. Council on Economic Advisers.  Alex Castellanos Republican Strategist, Leslie Sanchez Republican Strategist, Hilary Rosen CNN Political Contributor.   Topics: Which candidate will better protect your money in this volatile economy?  contact Wolf 

Fox News Sunday:  Senator John McCain, live from Columbus, Ohio.  Topics: The economic crisis continues to dominate the campaign as both candidates outline new plans to put their own stamp on the massive financial rescue plan. Which plan will voters buy?   And those Foxy News AllStars.  email

Meet The Press:  Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.) will break his recent silence and share his views on a variety of important issues facing the country. Then, the 2008 battleground and several new state polls with NBC’s political director Chuck ToddRoundtable: New York Tomes’ David Brooks, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham, Andrea Mitchell, and Joe Scarboroughcontact Tom

Newsmakers:  Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Financial Services Cmte., Ranking Member.  Reporters: Sudeep Reddy, Wall Street Journal, and Steven Dennis, Roll Call.  CSPAN at 10am & 6:30pm ET

Q & A:  Mark Levin, who hosts a nationally syndicated talk show called "The Mark Levin Show." The program is a political call-in show. Mr. Levin held various positions in the Reagan Administration, including Chief of Staff to Attorney General Ed Meese.  Q & A airs on on CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et.

Religion & Ethics:  Cover2008 Campaign: Catholic and Jewish Voters — They are key swing groups and both candidates are courting their votes.  FeatureCamp Ray of Hope — This hospice-run retreat in Maine helps families grieve the loss of a loved one.  Web ExclusiveThe Religious Use of Politics — An ethicist think real politics is a distinctively human task and that can not be evaded, and can never be completed.  Web ExclusiveTheology and Economy — What do theological thinkers have to say about the financial chaos sweeping the world?  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 MinutesCombat In AfghanistanThe enemy is on the rise in Afghanistan and Lara Logan’s report from a forward operating base near Pakistan includes 60 Minutes footage of up-close combat. Bank Of America — Lesley Stahl speaks to bankers about the federal government coming to the aid of America’s biggest banks.  Blood Brothers — Matador Cayetano Ordonez nearly dies during this segment when he’s battered by a bull in a Bob Simon report about him and his brother Francisco – Spain’s remarkable bullfighting brothers.

To The Contrary:  Topics:  1- Did McCain win back women voters in the last debate; 2- California women support animal rights; 3- College presidents press to lower the drinking age. Panelists:  Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Women for Obama’s Megan Beyer; and Sabrina Schaeffer of Independent Women’s Voice.  for broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV scheduleAfter Words:  James Bamford, author of "The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America " interviewed by Jonathan Landay.  NOTE: Mr. Bamford will be here at FDL for Book Salon on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 5:00pm Eastern.

FDL Book Salon:  Kim Fellner’s Wrestling with Starbucks: Conscience, Capital, Cappuccino; "Armed with an open mind and a sense of humor, Fellner takes readers on an expedition into the muscle and soul of the coffee company."  Hosted by Jeff Vogt, Gov Affairs Dept, AFL-CIO.  Come join the discussion at 5:00pm ET.

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