Sunday Talking Heads: May 3, 2009
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Today it’s the A/H1N1 flu virus: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and acting CDC Director Richard Besser. Also notable: Connie Schultz, Patrick Leahy, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Robert Gates, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. John Ensign, Sen. Arlen Specter, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Christopher Buckley.
Washington Journal: 7:25am – Peter Coy, BusinessWeek, Economics Editor. 8am – Ed Gillespie, Former Counselor to Pres. George W. Bush. 8:45am – Connie Schultz, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columnist [wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)]. email questions for guests to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC’s This Week: Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Supreme Court Justice Souter’s replacement Then, H1N1 flu virus: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and acting CDC Director Richard Besser. Roundtable:: George Will, New York Times columnist, economist and ABC News contributor Paul Krugman, PBS’s Gwen Ifill, and the Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib. Topics: Side-switching Sen. Arlen Specter (PA), and the upcoming release of the bank’s "stress tests." contact George
CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Arlen Specter (PA);. H1N1 flu virus: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and acting Director for the CDC Dr. Richard Besser. contact Bob Schieffer
Chris Matthews: Joe Klein Time Magazine Columnist; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; Kathleen Parker Washington Post Columnist; Howard Fineman Newsweek Senior Washington Correspondent. Topics: Will Arlen Specter provide Obama a reliable 60th vote in the Senate? Will the Republican Party adjust to regain national prominence? contact Chris
CNN’s State of the Union: H1N1 flu virus: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Acting Director for the CDC Dr. Richard Besser. contact CNN
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the guest for the hour. Topics: The current crisis in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, global nuclear proliferation, and U.S. imperialism. contact CNN
Fox News Sunday: H1N1 flu virus: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Richard Besser. Then, Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican Policy Committee Chairman Sen. John Ensign on Specter’s defection. email email@example.com
NBC’s Meet The Press: H1N1 flu virus: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Acting Director for the CDC Dr. Richard Besser. Plus, Sen. Arlen Specter (PA). Then two Republicans, MSNBC’s Fmr. Rep. Joe Scarborough and Fmr. RNC Chair Ed Gillespie, on Specter’s defection and Supreme Court Justice Souter’s replacement David Gregory. contact David
Newsmakers: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan outlines what steps the Obama Administration is taking to address housing and mortgage issues. CSPAN 10am and 6pm ET
Q & A: International Reporter Evan Osnos just back from China. He also reported from Iraq, Cairo, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. CSPAN at 8pm and 11pm et, Monday 6am ET
Religion & Ethics: The Moral Debate About Torture — Is there ever any justification for torture? Sister Cyril — Her Kolkata School serves children from the streets, sidewalks and slums. Obama’s First 100 Days — What role have religious groups played since Inauguration Day? Christianity’s Lost History — It once had a powerful presence in Africa and Asia. for broadcast times in your area click here
60 Minutes: Amazon Crude – Ecuadorians are suing Chevron, the owner of Texaco, because they say oil drilling in the Amazon jungle polluted their fragile environment. Reeducating Osama Bin Laden’s Disciples – Saudi Arabia, the native country of most of the 9/11 terrorists, says it is attempting to change the mindsets of jihadists formerly loyal to Osama bin Laden through a re-education program. All In The Family – The Antinoris have been in the wine business for 600 years – maybe the oldest family business on earth — reports Morley Safer, from its vineyards in Tuscany, Italy.
To The Contrary: Topics: 1- President Obama’s first 100 days and women’s rights; 2- More Americans identify as non-believers; 3- Black women and Feminism: Latifa Lyles discusses her historic run for president of the National Organization for Women. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Feminist Blogger Jessica Valenti; and Independent Women’s Forum’s Princella Smith. for broadcast times in your area click here
After Words: Liaquat Ahamed presents in his book, Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, that four of the world’s central bankers attempted to rebuild the global economy following World War I but instead contributed to the economic collapse that led to the Great Depression, with Gerald Seib, executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal. CSPAN, 12 pm ET
In Depth: Christopher Buckley joins Book TV for a LIVE In Depth interview. Mr. Buckley is the author of fourteen books, including the novels "Thank You for Smoking," "Boomsday," and "Supreme Courtship." You can participate in the discussion by calling in during the program or by e-mailing your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. CSPAN LIVE Sunday, May 3 (12-3 pm ET)
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FDL Book Salon: "The Difference is about how we think in groups–and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts." Come join the discussion with Scott E. Page, author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies, and host Cosma Shalizi, assistant professor in the Dept of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon Univ. 5pm ET. *UPDATE* Book Salon for today has been canceled.
There is no Movie Night this Monday, sad to say.