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Sunday Talking Heads: October 4, 2009

Sunday Morning

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C-SPAN is starting a week long series on the history of The Supreme Court.  And we have the usual suspects elsewhere on the tube.

Washington Journal:  7:30am – Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera Arabic & Alex Spillius, Daily Telegraph (London).  8:20am Rick Stoddard C-SPAN Associate Producer, "The Supreme Court."  8:30am – Robert Dallek, Presidential Historian & Author, parallels between Afghanistan and Vietnam.  9:15am – Scott Ritter, Fmr. U.N. Weapons Inspector in Iraq (1991-98), Keeping Iran HonestSteve Scully host.,

ABC’s This Week:  Alan Greenspan "on where the economy is heading.  Just two months ago he told me he was a “short-term optimistic" about economic growth. So what does he think now?"  Health care with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).  Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Huevel.  contact George

CBS’ Face The Nation:  General Jim Jones (Ret.), National Security Adviser; Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee; Gen. Anthony Zinni, Former Commander, Centcom; Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), Chairman, House Armed Services Committee.  Contact Bob Schieffer

Chris Matthews:  Bob Woodward The Washington Post; Katty Kay BBC; Elisabeth Bumiller The New York Times; Howard Fineman Newsweek. Topics: Will President Obama send an additional 40,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan?  Will Israel attack nuclear facilities in Iran without U.S. consent?  contact Chris

CNN’s State of the Union:  General Jim Jones (Ret.), National Security AdviserThen, health care with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ).  contact CNN

Fareed Zakaris – GPS:  "The United States holds its first one-on-one talks with Iran in decades. Will this new diplomatic approach work? Hear what our panelists have to say. Plus, the author of a controversial UN report on the Israel-Gaza conflict earlier this year. Finally, an interview with the President of Columbia on everything from the war on drugs to free markets and US relations."  Contact Fareed at

Fox News Sunday:  Foreign policy with Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan WilliamsBrett Baier in for Chris Wallace.  email

NBC’s Meet The Press:  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan RiceRoundtable: E. J. Dionne, Rachel Maddow, David Brooks, Mike Murphycontact David

Newsmakers:  Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveils ambitious climate change bill, which calls for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to be 20% lower in 2020 and 83% lower by 2050.  C-SPAN at 10am & 6pm ET

Q & A:   Behind the scenes on C-SPAN’s new documentary The Supreme Court. "All 9 justices as well as two retired justices have been interviewed to tell this story of how the Supreme Court operates and to give viewers an unprecedented look inside the building in which they do their work."  With Executive Producer Mark FarkasC-SPAN  8pm/11pm ET

Religion & Ethics.  for broadcast times in your area click here

60 Minutes:  The Swindler – To understand how Bernard Madoff could have done what he did, listen to so-called "mini-Madoff" Ponzi schemer Marc Dreier tell Steve Kroft in his first television interview how he scammed $400 million.  130 Million Tons of Waste – If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents of Kingston, Tenn., being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled last December?  The Great Migration – Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals.

To The Contrary:  Topics: 1- Abortion coverage and public option could derail health care reform; 2- Official English:  Should the US have an official language?  Panelists: Center For Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa.  TTC web extra –  T.M.I. on Twitter.  A woman’s post on the social networking website Twitter has caused controversy.  for broadcast times in your area click here

Univision’s Al Punto:  Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  Secretary of Education Arne DuncanErica Bernal, Director of Programs & Communications for NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials).  Mexican Actor Kuno Becker. Roundtable: Henrik Rehbinder, La Opinión Newspaper, Julio Marenco, La Prensa Grafica Newspaper (El Salvador).


C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon:
  Chat with Rana Husseini about her new book, Murder in the Name of Honor, and her work.  Hosted by Joanne Payton.  "Murder In The Name Of Honor is a disturbing chronicle of the personal stories behind both high profile and unreported cases that have occurred in countries around the globe."  5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday:  Orgasm Inc. The Strange Science of Female Pleasure. "In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company."  Come join the discussion with Director Liz Canner and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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