Good morning! If you haven’t read emptywheel’s post, Meet the Press STILL Lets Guests "Control the Message", I urge you to read it.
Washington Journal: 7:30am – Marilyn Werber Serafini, National Journal, Health Care Reporter. 8am – Buzz Aldrin, Former Apollo 11 Astronaut. 9am – Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT). 9:30am – Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD). email@example.com
Chris Matthews: Clarence Page Chicago Tribune Columnist; Kathleen Parker The Washington Post Columnist; David Brooks The New York Times Columnist; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent. Topics: Is the cost of health care reform President Obama’s greatest vulnerability? Who got the better deal out of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton coalition? contact Chris
CNN’s State of the Union: Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). White House Budget Director Peter Orszag answers critical questions about the administration’s health care plan. "And on the 25th anniversary of his memorable speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, Reverend Jesse Jackson talks about what it means to be black in America in the "Last Word" segment." contact CNN
Fareed Zakaria: Rwandan President Paul Kagame "to discuss his nation’s 15 year journey from genocide to economic growth and autocratic, but stable governance. Plus, in the midst of the deadliest month ever for NATO forces in Afghanistan, does it make sense to have so many troops there? Does their presence help or hurt US interests in Pakistan? Should they be pulled out?" Contact Fareed at GPS@cnn.com
NBC’s Meet The Press: Health care. Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on health care and the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Roundtable: The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot; CNBC’s John Harwood; NPR’s Michele Norris; and author Richard Wolffe. contact David
Newsmakers: Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), head of the Health Care Task Force for the Blue Dog Democrats, shares his concerns about the cost of current health care legislation making its way through Congress. [See also Jane Hamsher’s post, Mike Stark Puts Blue Dog Mike Ross On the Spot.] C-SPAN at 10am & 6pm ET
Q & A: Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal. Since 1991, Mr. Mossberg has written a weekly column for the newspaper called "Personal Technology." He also edits a guide on technology gadgets called "The Mossberg Solution" and answers reader questions in "Mossberg’s Mailbox." CSPAN 10am and 6pm ET
Religion & Ethics: Episcopal Convention Report – Delegates vote on same-sex unions & whether to ordain gay bishops. Faith and the Brain – Can religion and spirituality change our biology. Protestants and Same-Sex Marriage – Churches learn to cope with the changing legal environment. Dave Brubeck. for broadcast times in your area click here
60 Minutes: CBS pays tribute to Walter Cronkite.
To The Contrary: Topics: 1- The Sotomayor confirmation hearings 2- Sec. of State Hillary Clinton back in the spotlight. 3- Rape and sexual violence against women in war-torn Congo. Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer and National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever. Special online segment – Too Old To Parent. for broadcast times in your area click here
After Words: Edward Humes, author, Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers and Millionaires Who are Saving Our Planet, interviewed by Matthew Kahn, UCLA. CSPAN 2, Sunday at 9pm ET, Monday at 12am ET, 3am ET. Plus the Book TV schedule. Watch live.
FDL Book Salon: Particularly timely in light of the Sotomayor hearings,
The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies, with author Scott E. Page, hosted by Cosma Shalizi. "The Difference is about how we think in groups–and how our collective wisdom exceeds the sum of its parts. Why can teams of people find better solutions than brilliant individuals working alone? And why are the best group decisions and predictions those that draw upon the very qualities that make each of us unique? The answers lie in diversity–not what we look like outside, but what we look like within, our distinct tools and abilities." 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: Lisa Derrick hosts Jane Cantillon, the director/ producer of The Other Side: A Queer History. "The Other Side is about a bar and a fixture of the Silver Lake gay scene and the people who frequent it. This documentary invites you in to sit a while and sing along with a few showtunes at this old-fashioned piano bar while locals tell it like it was back in the day. Back when looking at someone the wrong way could land you a night in jail." Join the discussion, 8pm ET, Monday evening.