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Sunday Talking Heads: December 14, 2008

Bom dia!  David Gregory’s first day.  Granhom Romney on Meet The Press.  Corker’s on both Fox News Sunday and Face The Nation.  Stabenow Fox News Sunday.  Levin Face The Nation.  John McCain This Week.  "Carolyn or Caroline?" To The Contrary.  CSPAN’s White House Week.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – David Corn, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief & James Antle, American Spectator Associate Editor.  8:30-9:00  — Newspaper Articles/Phones.   9:00am – Joseph Ellis, Author, "His Excellency, George Washington." email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week
Sen. John McCain. Roundtable: PBS’ Gwen Ifill, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, and ABC News’ George Willcontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Sen. Carl Levin
(D-MI), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Lisa Madigan IL Attorney General, Michael Eric Dyson Georgetown University. contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Andrea Mitchell  NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Andrew Sullivan The Atlantic Senior Editor; Eugene Robinson Washington Post Columnist; Ceci Connolly Washington Post.  Topics: How big is Obama’s mandate for change?  Will the comedy shows find humor in Obama?  contact Chris

CNN’s Late Edition:  "Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), former Clinton economic advisor Gene Sperling, Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, political strategists Ed Rollins and James Carville, former White House advisor David Gergen, CNN’s Dana Bash, Bill Schneider and John King."  info from LAT Top of the Ticket

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.  How he feels about Obama and Biden, what he thinks of Sarah Palin, how he handled the disputes within George W. Bush’s cabinet and what his advice is for Hillary Clinton.  contact  

Fox News Sunday:  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)  The Senate says ‘no’ to an auto industry bailout. Is bankruptcy next for one or more of the Big Three?  IL Republican House leader Tom Cross, will President-elect Obama’s Senate seat be up for grabs in a special election?  email

NBC’s Meet The PressOn Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, IL state Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, who is asking the courts to declare the governor unfit to serve, and his successor, Lieutenant Governor Paul Quinn. Then Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chuck Todd of NBC News on "lingering questions for President-elect Obama."  Then Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI),  Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Wal-Mart President & CEO Lee Scott, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. "A special in-depth discussion on solutions for the economy."  for broadcast times in your area click here

Newsmakers:  Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Incoming Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte. ReportersSusan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, Congressional Correspondent & Aaron Blake, The Hill, Political Reporter.  on CSPAN at 10am & 6:30pm ET

Q & A:  Historian William Seale. His most recent work is called "The President’s House: A History."  He is the editor of "White House History," a journal of the White House Historical Association. Mr. Seale will be featured in C-SPAN’s White House Week. He will also participate in a live call-in program on Monday, December 15th, at 9pm ET.  CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am et

Religion & Ethics:
  Obama Church Shopping — Which church will President Obama attend?  Kids Against Hunger — Churches work with a social entrepreneur to feed hungry children.  Charitable Gifts — Those Christmas catalogs feature cows, goats and water buffalo.   for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  Barney Frank – Lesley Stahl talks to Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.), whose position as House Financial Services Committee Chairman puts him right in the middle of the huge and controversial government bailouts, first for the financial industry and now for Detroit’s automakers.  Where’s The Bottom? – The mortgage mess that touched off the financial meltdown is far from over, with a second wave of expected defaults on the way that could deepen the bottom of this recession. Scott Pelley reports.  Coach Carroll – Byron Pitts profiles USC college football coach Pete Carroll, who, in addition to his success in making the Trojans a football dynasty, is making positive contributions toward decreasing gang violence in Los Angeles.

To The Contrary
:  Topics:  1- Are women workers left out of President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus plan?  2- Is the Obama Administration prompting fourth wave feminism? 3- Latinas unprepared for retirement.  Panelists: Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Women’s Campaign Forum President Ilana Goldman; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women’s Voice’s Sabrina Schaeffer.  This week’s online To The Contrary Extra Carolyn or Caroline?  The battle over Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat is pitting two prominent women against each other.

Book TV Schedule. And After Words: Brian Michael Jenkins, author of "Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?," talks about the likelihood of terrorists developing or acquiring nuclear weapons and using them.  He discusses his book with P.J. Crowley, Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress.  

FDL Book Salon:  Philip Munger
aka Edward Teller hosts Riki Ott to discuss her book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.  "Ott, a former Prince William Sound fisherman and longtime activist around the Exxon Valdez Alaska oil spill of 1989, pours plenty of passion into this exhaustive account of the financial and psychological toll on the residents of Cordova, the town most affected by the disaster" Come jon the discussion,  5 pm ET.

Early reminder for FDL Movie Night Monday, 8pm ET, with Lisa Derrick.  Featured is "In Prison My Whole Life" with William Francome, "the subject of the movie, a young man who was born the day Mumia [Abu-Jamal] was arrested and travels from England to America to learn abut Mumia and the American justice system."  Trailer.

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