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Sunday Talking Heads: January 25, 2009

At Last, happy days are here again.   WJ: Matt Yglesias.  ABC: Nancy Pelosi.  CBS: Joe Biden.  Chris matthews: Bob Woodward.  NBC: Lawrence Summers, John Boehner.  Fareed: Afghanistan.  Newsmakers: James Clyburn.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – George Condon, CongressDaily, White House Correspondent.  8am – Mike Franc, Heritage Foundation, VP of Government Relations & Matthew Yglesias, Center for American Progress, Fellow.   9:30am – Fmr. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) Republican Main Street Partnership, President.  email questions for guests to

ABC’s This Week:  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Roundtable: Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, ABC’s George Will, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman.  Topics: Analysis on the stimulus package, the banking crisis, the inauguration and Obama’s first week in the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s first days on the job, and Caroline Kennedy’s senate bid withdrawal.  contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Vice President Joe Biden.  contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Bob Woodward The Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; Anne Kornblut Washington Post; Howard Fineman Newsweek Senior Washington Correspondent.  Topics:  Can Obama use his big momentum to rescue the economy?  Will Obama investigate torture in the Bush years?  contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union:  "Topics: President Obama’s first 100 days; Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat; future of the GOP. Guests: Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York; Representative Mike Pence of Indiana; Jeff Zeleny, White House reporter, The New York Times; Chip Reid, chief White House correspondent, CBS News. 9 a.m. (CNN)"’s short film "New Day," created specially for CNN, airs Sunday during the noon hour of "State of the Union with John King," which begins at 9 a.m. ET."

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:
  OBAMA’S WAR — Obama plans on pouring billions of dollars and thousands of troops into Afghanistan.   Fareed Zakaria asks: can anyone fix Afghanistan?  

Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain.  Plus,  Sen. Charles SchumerTopic: Will congressional Democrats make good on their promise to work with the GOP?  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers.  Then Republican opposition the stimulus bill and to some of Obama’s actions with Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).  Roundtable: The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, and NPR’s Michele NorrisTopics: How is the new administration faring on key issues like the economy, energy and foreign policy?  contact David

Newsmakers:  Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Majority Whip.  Reporters: David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers, Congressional Correspondent & Perry Bacon, Washington Post, Congressional Reporter.  CSPAN at 10am & 6:30pm ET

Q & A:  John Doar, Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. He talks about his involvement in several major civil rights events during the 1960’s.  CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am ET

Religion & Ethics:  Inauguration & Religion.  End of Life Dilemmas.  Father Damien’s Legacy.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  "The Winter Of Our Hardship" — Scott Pelley reports on Wilmington, Ohio, whose residents have been hit particularly hard in this economic crisis because the town’s largest employer, DHL, is shutting its domestic operation.  No Peace Deal — Bob Simon reports from Israel and the West Bank where a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians say that a two-state solution is no longer possible.  Wine Rx — Scientists have found a substance called resveratrol in red wine that slows down the aging process in mice. Will it someday lengthen the lives of humans, too?

To The Contrary:  Topics: 1- Roe v. Wade turns 36.  2- Michelle Obama and how she will transform the role of First Lady; 2- Christian Conservative Author Frank Schaeffer and Jewish Liberal Clintonite Kathy Roth-Douquet on why Americans need to put aside differences and work together.  Panelists: Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; and National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever.  This week’s online To The Contrary Extra: Senator Kirsten Gillibrandfor broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV scheduleAnd After Words:  Robert Bork talks to Eugene Meyer, president of the Federalist Society, about his new book, "A Time to Speak." 

FDL Book Salon:
  Dean Baker  "In his new book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy  (PoliPointPress, January 2009), Dean Baker chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy changes since 1980 laid the groundwork for catastrophic-but completely predictable-market meltdowns."  Hosted by Bruce Bartlett, come join the discussion, 5pm ET.

And a special treat, for Movie Night Monday features The Garden, nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature (view trailer).  "The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.  But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis."  Join Lisa Derrick with the man who created the documentary, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 5 pm ET.

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