America the Beautiful. A lot of talk this morning about torture, but are the right questions being asked? Oh, and Nancy Pelosi is the new Lynndie England.
Washington Journal: 7am – Jenn Metz, The Observer, Editor-in-Chief. 7:40am – Sarah Posner, American Prospect, Religion Writer. 8:30am – Richard Viguerie, ConservativeHQ.com, Chairman. 9:15am – Mario Cuomo, Former Governor (D-NY) 1983-95. email questions for guests to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC’s This Week: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA). "Washington rocked with a volatile mix of national-security storylines this week, including President Barack Obama’s stunning reversal on the release of photographs depicting detainee abuse, the clamor for torture prosecutions, and politics swirling over the Obama administration’s promised closure of Guantanamo Bay." And more. Roundtable: George Will, James Carville, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, former senior adviser to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign Steve Schmidt, and Liz Cheney, a former State Department official for middle east affairs. contact George
Chris Matthews: Savannah Guthrie NBC News White House Correspondent; Howard Fineman Newsweek Senior Washington Correspondent; Andrew Sullivan The Atlantic Senior Editor; Michele Norris NPR Host, All Things Considered. Topics: Why has Dick Cheney become so vocal against President Obama’s policies? The Supreme Court pick. contact Chris
Fareed Zakaria: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. "If Pakistan and Afghanistan are the biggest global stories of the moment (and they are), the man who can shed the most light on them is surely Pervez Musharraf – the man who resigned from power in Pakistan just nine months ago." contact CNN
Fox News Sunday: Rev. Richard McBrien and Rev. Frank Pavone. "Should the nation’s top Catholic university honor President Obama, an abortion rights advocate?" Then, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). "How will Senate Republicans choose to fight back against the president’s ambitious agenda?" email email@example.com
NBC’s Meet The Press: The Party Chairs, the Democratic National Committee’s Tim Kaine and the Republican National Committee’s Michael Steele. Then, the torture he said/she said debate. Roundtable: Council on Foreign Relations’ Richard Haass, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, and National Journal’s Ron Brownstein. contact David
Newsmakers: Senate Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Jeff Sessions "discusses his approach to the upcoming confirmation hearings to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Souter’s retirement." CSPAN 10am and 6pm ET
Religion & Ethics: Notre Dame Controversy — The Catholic divide is great over President’s Obama’s visit. Pope’s Mideast Trip Wrap-up — Peace was the major theme of his pilgrimage. Faith Healing Court Cases — Should parents who rely on faith healing be prosecuted? for broadcast times in your area click here
60 Minutes: Secretary Of War — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discusses the war in Afghanistan in a candid and wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric, who accompanied him to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. AIG — Ed Liddy, the man who took over the reins of out-of-control American International Group – the failed insurance giant to which the government has made $180 billion available in aid – speaks to Steve Kroft about the gargantuan task ahead. Anna Wintour — The sunglasses come off the high-queen of haute couture in this rare and unprecedented interview, in which the Vogue editor reveals why she always wears them and much more.
To The Contrary: Topics: 1-How does the GOP woo women as voters and as politicians? 2-How U.S. environmentalists disassociated U.S population from environmental degradation. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Political Analyst Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Organization for Women’s Latifa Lyles; and Numbers USA’s Rosemary Jenks. TTC online extra: Pro-life America? The majority of Americans now say they are pro-life. See what our panelists think on this week’s To The Contrary Extra. for broadcast times in your area click here
FDL Book Salon: Our own Spencer Ackerman hosts Thomas E. Ricks to discuss The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 "Author Thomas E. Ricks uses hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top officers in Iraq and extraordinary on-the-ground reportage to document the inside story of the Iraq War since late 2005 as only he can, examining the events that took place as the military was forced to reckon with itself, the surge was launched, and a very different war began." Come chat, 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: What’s The Matter With Kansas? "plunges viewers into the heart of Middle America, which twice helped elect George W. Bush." Watch the trailer and then join Lisa Derrick for a discussion with the producer, Laura Cohen, and the director, Joe Winston. 8pm ET.
(Worldpassion – Abu Ghraib torture memory collage by can3ro55o)