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Sunday Talking Heads: September 27, 2009

Christiane Amanpour - World Economic ForumBonan matenon!  Christiane Amanpour has a new Sunday show on CNN at 2pm ET. Amanpour is a compilation of the interviews she presents on her new daily show on CNN International.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – John Feehery, Republican Strategist & Maria Cardona, Democratic Strategist.  8:30am – Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer, Foreign Affairs Columnist.  9:15am – Peter Morici, University of Maryland, Economics Professor   Host: Steve Scully.,

ABC’s This Week:  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  Then, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).  Roundtable: Bob WoodwardThomas Friedman, Martha Raddatz, and George Willcontact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  Secretary of State Hillary ClintonSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Rick Stengel TIME; Trish Regan CNBC; Kathleen Parker The Washington Post; Andrew Ross Sorkin New York Times.  Topics: How will President Obama address the looming tower of unemployment?  Could Democrats lose their majority in the House of Representatives in 2010?  contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union:  Secretary of Defense Robert Gatescontact CNN

Fareed Zakrai – GPS:  Libyan leader Moammar GadhafiContact Fareed at

Fox News Sunday:  Afghanistan with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO).  Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.  "And, the young man behind the videos that brought the ACORN controversy to the mainstream: James O’Keefe."   email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  Former President Bill Clinton.Then, Gov. David Paterson (D-NY).  Afghanistan with Republican Whip Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.  contact David

Newsmakers:  Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcmte., gives his opinion on the President’s decision to "abandon a Bush Admin. plan to build a long-range missile defense system in Poland & the Czech Republic."  C-SPAN at 10am & 6pm ET

Q & A:  Richard Baker who retired last month after 34 years as Historian of the United States Senate. Mr. Baker began his tenure in 1975 when the office of Senate Historian was established. By Senate Resolution, he was recently named Historian Emeritus.  C-SPAN  8pm/11pm ET

Religion & Ethics:  Immigration Reform – Faith Community Must Lead.  Mike Huckabee –  Still Social Conservatives’ Choice.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  McChrystal – Gen. Stanley McChrystal, tasked with turning things around there, tells 60 Minutes that the spread of the violence in Afghanistan was more than he expected.  The Liquidator – The man in charge of recovering assets from Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff says there is about 18 billion still out there that he hopes to recover for victims of the scam.   A Living For The Dead – Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and now, so is Michael Jackson. But as Steve Kroft reports, they are very much alive when it comes to earning money for their estates.

To The Contrary:  Topics:  1-Full-time homemakers go back to work due to the recession; 2- Gardasil and immigrant girls & women; 3- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses security in a post-911 America.  Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell; and the Washington Times’ Amanda Carpenter.   for broadcast times in your area click here

Univision’s Al Punto:  Colombian President Álvaro Uribe.  Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and Honduran Interim President Roberto MichelettiQueen Noor of Jordan.  Roundtable: Concepcion Badillo, La Cronica de Mexico and Bernd Debusmann, Reuters.

CSPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon:  "Daybreak is a prescription for political reform that literally ends with a to-do list for citizens, and draws inspiration from the misdeeds and missteps of the Bush and Obama presidencies."  Chat with David Swanson about his new book, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. Hosted by Glenn Greenwald, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday:  "Dugout Dick is quite possibly the most simple, self-sufficient homeowner in the United States. Also known as Dick Zimmerman, Dick built his home—a cave—inside of a rocky hillside overlooking the Salmon River near Elk Bend, Idaho."  Diggin’ Dugout Dick in Idaho.  Come join producer/director Mark Dixon and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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