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Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2008

Good Morning!  Worth noting today: David Axelrod on Fox News Sunday and This Week; Al Gore on GPS; Senator-elect Jean Sheehen (D-NH) featured on To The Contrary; For Better or Worse on 60 Minutes, exporting the immigrant mothers of American children; and emptywheel hosts James Bamford in FDL Book Salon.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Chip Saltsman, Candidate for RNC Chairman & Former Chairman, Tennessee Republican Party.  8:00am – Mark Schmitt, American Prospect, Executive Editor.  9:00am – Carolyn Bartholomew, U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, Vice Chairman.  9:30am – Alexis Simendinger, National Journal, National Correspondent.  email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:  Obama’s Senior Adviser David Axelrod. Chair of the Joint Economic Committee Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y), and the Ranking Member of the Banking Committee Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), on the future of the auto industry and other economic woes.  contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker of the House.  Austan Goolsbee Obama Chief Economic Adviser.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Bob Woodward The Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor;  Gloria Borger U.S. News & World Report;  Katty Kay BBC Washington Correspondent;  David Gregory NBC News Chief White House Correspondent.  Topics: How will Obama specifically represent change from Bush? Is Hillary a smart choice for Secretary of State?  contact Chris

CNN Late Edition Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) Michigan.  Mitt Romney (R) Fmr. Pres. Candidate.  Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).  Steve Forbes Pres. & CEO, Forbes Inc.and Robert Reich Former Clinton Labor Secretary.   Ed Rollins Republican Strategist and James Carville Democratic Strategist.  Topic: The struggling US. auto industry.  contact Wolf

Fareed Zakaria – GPS
  Former Vice President Al GoreRoundtable: Tom Friedman, Niall Ferguson and Anne-Marie Slaughter discuss the US economic crisis.

Fox News Sunday:   David Axelrod, President-elect Obama’s senior White House adviser on fiscal policies the Obama White House has in mind.  Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) on the auto industry crisis.  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  James Baker President Reagan’s Secretary of the Treasury and President George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State, and an Adviser to Obama’s Transition team and former Secretary of Commerce for President Bill Clinton, William DaleyTopics: Obama transition and the on-going economic troubles on Wall Street and Main Street.  Then Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). "Now that the Democrats have allowed him to keep his Committee chairmanship, does he have any regrets about his campaign rhetoric against Obama?"  Roundtable: CNBC’s Erin Burnett; Author and former Detroit Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, Paul Ingrassia; the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson; and NBC’s Political Director Chuck ToddTopics: The future of Detroit’s Big Three and the very latest on the President-elect’s cabinet picks.  contact Tom

NewsmakersRep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Incoming Republican Whip.  ReportersPaul Kane, Washington Post Congressional Correspondent & David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers Washington Correspondent.  on CSPAN at 10am & 6:30pm ET

Q & A:   Brent Glass, the director of the National Museum of American History, reopening after being closed for renovations for two years. Mr. Glass has been the museum’s director for six years. Brent Glass talks about the new look of the museum and the new or renovated artifacts. The museum is the third most visited Smithsonian museum.  CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et

Religion & Ethics:  Online Religion — People of Faith are now entering the Web 2.0 world.  Thomas Merton — He was a monk, a writer, and spiritual activist.  God and Empire — Theologians and scholars are turning to empire as a field of study.  One Nation: Religion and Politics 2008 — Religion & Ethics newsweekly on the presidential election.    for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  Assault On Pelindaba — Scott Pelley investigates the boldest assault ever on a facility containing weapons-grade uranium – a still-unsolved crime that could have had calamitous consequences.   For Better Or Worse — Foreigners who marry Americans are entitled to become permanent residents of the U.S., but in a stricter post-9/11 world, hundreds of widows are being asked to leave the country because their husbands died – even some whose children were born in the U.S. Bob Simon reports. Rex — Lesley Stahl catches up with Rex Lewis-Clack, a musical savant born blind and mentally impaired who, at 13 years old now, is making remarkable strides despite doctors’ predictions.

To The Contrary:  Topics:  1- Secretary of State Clinton? 2- The need for more male teachers; 3- Exclusive interview with first female US Senator and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.  Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; the National Organization for Women’s Latifa Lyles; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and the American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers.  This week’s online To The Contrary Extra — Teens on the Web.  Can spending time on the Internet actually be a good thing for teens?  for broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV schedule and After Words:  Bill Gertz, "The Failure Factory: How Unelected Bureaucrats, Liberal Democrats, and Big Government Republicans Are Undermining America’s Security and Leading Us to War" interviewed by Frank Gaffney.

FDL Book Salon:  Chat with James Bamford about his new book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.  "James Bamford exposed the existence of the top-secret National Security Agency in the bestselling The Puzzle Palace and continued to probe into its workings in his follow-up bestseller, Body of Secrets. Now Bamford discloses inside, often shocking information about the transformation of the NSA in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001."  Hosted by emptywheel.  Come join the discussion at 5 pm ET.

And a special note for tomorrow,  FDL Movie NightJoseph P. Sottile will be here with us to discuss his new documentary,  The Warning, featuring exclusive interviews with five recently-published authors Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Crimes Against Nature, Naomi Wolf The End of America, Chris Hedges American Fascists, Naomi Klein The Shock Doctrine, and Joe Conason It Can Happen Here.  For a preview, check out GRITtv’s recent interview with Joe.  Hosted by Lisa Derrick.  8 pm ET. 

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