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Sunday Talking Heads: August 9, 2009

Here are the perfect pancakes to hold puddles of real maple syrup.  Oh yeah, and here are the bobblehead listings. 

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Michael Scheuer, Fmr. CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief 96’-99’  8am – Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center  9am – John Mashek, Fmr. Boston Globe & U.S. News Reporter  9:35am – Ed Nixon, Brother of Fmr. President Nixon.

ABC’s This Week:  Health Care: Newt Gingrich v. Howard Dean.  Roundtable: Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Peggy Noonan, Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson, Matthew Dowdcontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Gen. James Jones, National Security Adviser;  Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman, Armed Services Committee; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Armed Services Committee.  Contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Rick Stengel TIME Magazine; Trish Regan CNBC; John Heilemann New York Magazine; Kathleen Parker The Washington Post.  Topics: Who is responsible for the heated rhetoric over President Obama’s ethnicity?  How has Nixon’s reputation recovered? Is Clinton seeing the same resurgence?  contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union:  U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice on President Obama’s upcoming trip to Mexico.  contact CNN

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Fareed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Kenya.  "How did former President Bill Clinton end up on the mission to secure the two journalists’ freedom in North Korea? Plus her views on Iran, Afghanistan, health care, and Chelsea’s hand in marriage."  Contact Fareed at

Fox News Sunday:  Gen. James Jones, National Security Adviser, on Afghanistan.  Health care reform with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Roundtable: Paul Gigot, Mara Liasson, Stephen Hayes, Ceci Connollyemail

NBC’s Meet The Press:  NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Newark Mayor Cory BookerRoundtable: The New York Times’ David Brooks; CNBC’s Erin Burnett; and Newsweek’s Jon Meachamcontact David

Newsmakers:  "Republican Conference Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) gives details on the GOP strategy toward health care, the economy, energy & other key Congressional issues when the Senate returns in September."  C-SPAN at 10am & 6pm ET

Q & A:  Frank Rich, op-ed columnist for The New York Times. "Rich looks back on his 15 years of political columns including a 1994 column on the Whitewater hearings, a 1995 column on the future of the internet, and the 2001 column on the Sunday following 9/11. He also discusses the Obama administration and members of the cabinet."  CSPAN  8pm/11pm ET

Religion & Ethics:  Islam and Modernity – Can Islam adapt to the 21st century?  Joel Hunter – He advises the President and calls himself a "new kind of conservative."  The Real Paul – It’s been a big year for books about St. Paul.  The Things of This World – Elizabeth Bishop "lived poetically, and in a sense religiously."  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Price Of Bananas – Chiquita Brands International says it paid murderous paramilitaries in Colombia to protect the lives of its employees there, but the families of civilians killed by the paramilitaries say the company is responsible for their deaths.  Brain Power –  People who are completely paralyzed due to illness or trauma are getting help communicating with a new technology that connects their brains to a computer.  Swimming With Sharks – Because tour operators use food to attract sharks for their "shark tourist" customers, critics say surfers and swimmers are in more danger now because the dangerous fish are associating humans with food.

To The Contrary:  Topics: Population Growth Special Show.  An in-depth look at how the environmental movement dropped U.S. population stabilization as one of its goals.  for broadcast times in your area click here

CSPAN 2’s Book TV:  Including, After Words: Mia Bay, associate history professor at Rutgers University, recounts the life of 19th century suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells in her book, To Tell the Truth Freely.  Interviewed by Elsa Barkley BrownCSPAN 2, 12pm ET.

FDL Book Salon:
  Chat with host Martin Melaver and Leigh Stringer this afternoon about Stringer’s new book, The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment and the Bottom Line.  "As 21st-century companies realize they’ll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields ofmodern business."  5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday:  American Casino "‘I don’t think most people really understood that they were in a casino’ says award-winning financial reporter Mark Pittman. ‘When you’re in the Street’s casino, you’ve got to play by their rules.’ This film finally explains how and why over $8 trillion of our money vanished into the American Casino."  Lisa Derrick hosts, with Leslie Cockburn and Andrew Cockburn, Monday, 8pm ET.