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Sunday Talking Heads: August 23, 2009

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Will Stephanopoulos ask McCain about the release of the PanAm bomber?

Washington Journal:  7:30-8:30 Linda Feldmann, Christian Science Monitor and Vaughan Ververs, The Politico.  9:00-10:00 Robert Baer Author, “The Devil We Know” [Iran].  Host: Paul,

ABC’s This Week:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  "McCain has spent most of the August recess with the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. He tweeted about meeting Moammar Qaddafi in his tent."  Roundtable: George Will, David Frum, Paul Krugman, and Robert Reich.   contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Health care – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), and Howard DeanContact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Bob Woodward The Washington Post; Tina Brown The Daily Beast; Gloria Borger CNN; Joe Klein TIME.  Topics: Can America survive without newspapers? Will online news fill the void?  When city papers fold, who’s going to watch City Hall?  contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union: Afghanistan – Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry (Ret.), the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan,  Plus, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), on health care, and Iraq and Afghanistan.  Then in the "Sound of Sunday" [at 11am ET] "two top strategists, Donna Brazile and Bill Bennett, analyze the news made on all the Sunday morning news shows."  contact CNN

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  China’s Premier Wen Jiabao, repeat interview.  Malcolm GladwellContact Fareed at

Fox News Sunday:
  "Amid charges of ‘death panels,’ Chris Wallace uncovers explosive new information about a ‘death book,’ already being used by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs."  Jim Towey, former director of Bush’s White House Faith Based Initiatives then Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Tammy Duckworth.  Health care – Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Afghanistan – Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry (Ret.), the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan,  Health care – Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).  Roundtable: Tavis Smiley, Joe Scarborough.   contact David

Newsmakers:  Scott Armstrong, "President & CEO of the Group Health Cooperative explains how a health care cooperative works and the role co-ops might play in a new national health care system, if legislation is passed providing for them."  C-SPAN at 10am & 6pm ET

Q & A:  Frank Mankiewicz, vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton’s Washington, DC office. He was press secretary to Senator Robert Kennedy and directed the 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern.  C-SPAN  8pm/11pm ET

Religion & Ethics:  Lutheran Meeting – The country’s largest Lutheran denomination permitted the ordination and hiring of homosexual clergy who are in “lifelong, monogamous” relationships.  U.S. Nuns and the Vatican – US sisters are under investigation by Rome.  Passing the Mantle – Old lions of the black church share knowledge with the next generation.  Jewish Children’s Museum – Interactive museum in Brooklyn teaches children and their families the universal values rooted in Jewish tradition.   for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  Don Hewitt.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Women in combat; 2- Drinking and driving on the rise among women; 3- PETA President Ingrid Newkirk on using nude female models to sell animal rights.  Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.  Web exclusive – Not Standing By Her Man, SC first lady Jenny Sanford isn’t the typical political wife.  for broadcast times in your area click here

Book TV

FDL Book Salon:  Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families. Chat with Wade Rathke about his new book. Hosted by our own Tula Connell.  "The federal government may have failed the poor, argues organizer and ACORN founder Wade Rathke, but there is another way: wealth-building."  Join in, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday:  The Cove"The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation Flipper."  Come chat with Lisa Derrick with director Louie Psihoyos, 8pm ET.

*"Good morning" in Japanese.

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