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Sunday Talking Heads: November 9, 2008

obamas6.jpgOK,  Obama’s our next President.  Keep your sleeves rolled up, we’ve got a lot of work to do.  No letting the Republicans claim any power, this was a mandate.  It’s up to us to press the progressive agenda.

Rahm will be on several shows this morning.  I’m not wholly sold on his selection as COS, this will be my first chance to hear him in that role.  Also on deck this morning is Harry Reid.  What can we do to get someone effective as Senate Leader, because it ain’t him.

Washington Journal7:30am – Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, President.  8:00am – Winnie Stachelberg, Center for American Progress, Senior Vice President.   8:30am – Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera English, Washington Bureau Chief & Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist, Washington Bureau Chief – Newseum Pages from Nov. 5.  email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:
Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL). Topics: Economic and national security challenges.  What can we expect from the transition, and how will the president-elect choose his new cabinet?  Roundtable: Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria and Harvard University’s David Gergen,Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker and ABC News’ George Will.  Topics: What did we learn about the country from their votes? What lays ahead for the Democrats? How will the GOP recover? contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Rahm Emmanuel Obama Chief of Staff.   John Harris Politico, David Brooks The New York Times.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Elisabeth Bumiller The New York Times Correspondent; Dan Rather HD Net Global Correspondent; Cynthia Tucker Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editorial Page Editor; David Brooks New York Times.  Topics: Does Obama’s successful campaign predict a successful presidency?  McCain called for Republicans to support Obama — will they? [umm NO.]  contact Chris

CNN’s Late Edition:  Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Majority Leader, the new Democratic agenda.  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), what’s next for the Republican party. John Podesta Co-chairman, Obama transition team; Touré BET Correspondent; Mary Frances Berry Fmr. U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner; Grant Hill NBA Player.  contact Wolf

Fareed Zakaria GPS:  [if anyone knows who is going to be on this show, would you please let me know.]  contact Fareed

Fox News Sunday:  Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Eric Cantor (R-VA).  Topics: What does Obama’s first choice, Rahm Emmanuel as Chief of Staff, say about the kind of presidency he envisions?  How will GOP congressional members remake their image?  John Podesta, co-chair of the Obama-Biden transition team. Topic: Who else could be slated to become a member of the Obama administration?  Plus the Foxy News All Stars.  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  A look ahead at the Obama presidency with long-time Obama friend and the newly appointed Co-Chair of his transition team, Valerie Jarrett. Plus, former RNC Chair Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) discuss governing in the new administration. What issues will top the agenda? And what will be the future direction of the Democratic and Republican Parties?  Roundtable: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times.  contact Tom

Newsmakers:  Presidential Transition Efforts – White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten discusses the efforts of the Bush Administration and President-Elect Obama’s staff to lay the groundwork for a transfer of power.  on CSPAN at 10am & 6:30pm ET

Q & ALincoln scholar Harold Holzer with his latest book, "Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1860."  The presidential transition period of Abraham Lincoln.   Q & A airs on CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et

Road To The White House: Stories From the Campaign Trail – The reporters of Newsweek, who were embedded with both presidential campaigns, gather at the Nat’l Press Club to unveil never heard before stories that defined the 2008 presidential campaign. Daren Briscoe, who traveled with the Obama campaign, and Katie Connolly, the McCain correspondent, share their experiences from the campaign trail.  CSPAN at 6:30pm & 9:30pm ET

Religion & Ethics:  Cover: Election Wrap-Up – Religion played a significant role throughout the long campaign and here to help assess that role is R&E’s Kim Lawton, and John Green, a senior fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute at the University of Akron. Feature: Sir James Galway – a profile of the great Irish flutist, talking about what grounds his performances and his lifeWeb Exclusive: "God and Empire" by David E. AndersonWeb Exclusive 2: Religion and America’s Role in the World – Americans see U.S. as force for good in the world, but say sometimes the U.S. causes more harm than good.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Inner Circle – Steve Kroft goes behind the scenes on election night to speak to the brains whose strategy propelled Barack Obama into the White House.  The Wasteland – Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? Some of it is shipped illegally from the U.S. to China, reports Scott Pelley, where it is harming the environment and the people who salvage its valuable components. Ted Turner – The nearly 70-year-old media mogul looks back on a life marked by huge successes, steep downfalls and public feuds that have made him an American legend. Morley Safer reports.

To The ContraryTopics: 1- Women’s issues and the Obama Administration;  2- As First Lady, will Michelle Obama be more like Laura Bush or Hillary Clinton?  3- A new study links teen pregnancy to TV.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Women for Obama’s Megan Beyer; and the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood. TTC Extra webcast: Scapegoating Palin – Some Republicans are blaming Gov. Sarah Palin for Sen. John McCain’s loss.  for broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV schedule: Including After WordsMarian Wright Edelman, "The Sea is So Wide and My Boat is So Small" interviewed by Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone.

FDL Book Salon"A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to "live simply so others may simply live." Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life, Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn’t–and what will save you money!"  Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life.  Come join us for this discussion with Ed, 5pm Eastern.

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