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Sunday Talking Heads: December 7, 2008

shinseki1.jpgGood Morning!  A lotta Rice this morning and Obama will be on Meet The Press.  And Donna Edwards will be on CSPAN’s Q & A !

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Norman Solomon, Author, "War Made Easy."  8:10am – Byron York, National Review, White House Correspondent.  9:00am – Martin Kady, The Politico, Deputy Congressional Editor.  9:30am – Jon Ward, Washington Times, White House Reporter.  email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:
  Secretary of State Condoleezza RiceRon Gettelfinger, President of the United Automobile Workers.  Roundtable:  ABC’s George Will, Cokie Roberts, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, and the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne. contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) Chairman, Senate Banking Committee and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Member, Senate Budget CommitteeWith Thomas Friedmancontact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Andrea Mitchell NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Corresponden; Joe Kernen CNBC; John Heilemann New York Magazine; Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group.  Topics: Does Obama have a blank check to fix the economy?  Who will have more influence on Obama: Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton?  contact Chris

CNN Late Edition:  "Condoleezza Rice, secretary of State; Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.); Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.); Ed Rollins, Republican strategist; CNN Democratic political contributor Donna Brazile; CNN political contributor Gloria Borger; CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider; and CNN senior political analyst Joe Johnsinfo from LAT Top of the Ticket  contact Wolf

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Colin Powell.  contact  

Fox News SundaySecretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  Can conflict between India and Pakistan be avoided?  Plus, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) on the Big Three’s bailout plea. Fox News AllStars.  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  President-elect Barack Obama with Tom Brokaw.  contact Tom

Q & A:  Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) discusses her background and the current political climate in her home state and on Capitol Hill.

Religon & Ethics:  Religious Tensions in India — What was religion’s role in Mumbai terrorist attacks?  The Growth of Chabad — It is an outreach movement to Jews around the world.  Indiana DoctorJoe Hamblin has established a network of HIV/AIDS clinics.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Oil Kingdom — Despite the pledge of President-elect Barack Obama and others to lessen America’s use of foreign oil, Saudi Arabia – the world’s largest oil supplier – isn’t worried. That’s what Saudi officials told Lesley Stahl when she visited the oil kingdom and toured its vast petroleum facilities, which are gearing up to produce even more. (This is a double length segment.)  Schnabel — His painting took the art world by storm in the 1980s and then Julian Schnabel reinvented himself as a film director to more kudos. Morley Safer profiles this titan of art and film.  Also a 60 Minutes Flashback: Frost/Nixon — In the weeks before David Frost’s interview with President Richard Nixon in 1977, he spoke with Mike Wallace about what viewers could expect from the interview, and what the disgraced former president hoped to gain. The film version of the interview, "Frost/Nixon" is now in theaters.

To The Contrary:  Topics: 1- Diversity in the Obama Cabinet; 2- Working Mother Magazine identifies the most family-friendly lawmakers in Washington.  Panelists:: U.S. News & World Report’s Dr. Bernadine Healy; XM Satellite Radio Host Blanche Williams; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Columnist Amanda Carpenter.  This week’s To The Contrary ExtraAn Unhealthy Recession — The economy is taking a toll on women’s health.  for broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV schedule
.  Also, After WordsMichael Medved, author of "The 10 Big Lies About America" interviewed by Mona Charen.  And In Depth  Author, former political strategist and historian Kevin Phillips.

FDL Book Salon
Abbe Smith‘s Case of a Lifetime: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Story.  "Smith describes the moral and ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty and the weighty burden of fighting for the innocent, including the victorious story of how she helped free a woman wrongly imprisoned for nearly three decades."  Hosted by the one and only bmaz.  5 pm ET.

And an advance note, FDL Movie Night Monday with Director David Di Sabatino: Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher (Movie).  "Meet Lonnie Frisbee, a seeker turned Jesus freak evangelist who compelled thousands towards a profession of Christian faith."  Lisa Derrick hosts this chat at 8 pm ET

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