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Sunday Talking Heads: November 1, 2009

Colorfall by ecstaticist via flickr

Colorfall by ecstaticist via flickr

Ahh, *stretch*yawn* an extra hour this morning, hope you all made the best of it.

Fox News Sunday celebrates an “exclusive interview” with “special guest” Rush Limbaugh.  Chris Wallace has been collecting questions from the public all week. Spocko has a few of his own for Rush to answer.

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Mark Plotkin, WTOP Radio & Byron York, Washington Examiner.  8:30am – Gregory Ip, The Economist, U.S. Economics Editor.  9:30am – Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Inst. Host: Steve Scully.

ABC’s This Week: Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett. “Is the President delivering on his campaign promises?  Has he been a president of change?”  Roundtable: George Will, Dee Dee Myers, Ed Gillespie, Ron Brownstein, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Amanpour: Zalmay Khalilzad, former US Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan & UN; Tom Ricks, author of Fiasco, and Tahera Shairzay of Women for Afghan Women.  Then, former Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans and Professor Alan Kuperman – author of The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda.

CBS’ Face The Nation: White House senior adviser David Axelrod. Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Chris Matthews: Katty Kay BBC; Howard Fineman Newsweek; Mark Whitaker NBC News; Mary Jordan The Washington Post. Topics: Afghanistan and Health Care and How They Will Determine Obama’s Legacy.  One Year Later: Why Isn’t Obama’s White House as Brilliant as His Campaign?

CNN’s State of The Union: Rep. John Boehner, about the war in Afghanistan and the latest from the health care debate.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Matthew Hoh, the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war. Then, Martin Wolf of the Financial Times and Robert Schiller, the economist “who accurately predicted the financial crisis and the stock market collapse of 2000.”

Fox News Sunday: Rush Limbaugh.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.  President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, David Plouffe,

Newsmakers: Richard Lugar (R-IN), Senate Foreign Relations Ranking Member, on US options in Afghanistan.

Q & A: Ken Auletta, author of Googled: The End of the World as We Know It.  “The book is a biography of the company Google. It tells the story of the company’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and the many other people involved in the company’s success.”

Religion & Ethics: New Federal Hate Crimes Law – Does the new law threaten religious speech?  Muslims in Germany – Integrating millions of Muslims into German society has been difficult.  The Monastic Life – Benedictine sisters in Kansas work and pray in community. A Serious Man –  The new Coen brothers movie resembles a retelling of the story of Job.

60 Minutes: H1N1 Vaccine – Scott Pelley reports on the manufacture, distribution and safety of the H1N1 flu vaccine.  Yakuza – How does a foreigner jump the line in America for a life-saving liver transplant? It might be because he is a high-ranking member of Japan’s mafia.  The Movie Pirates – They are the bane of Hollywood: criminals who copy films and distribute them illegally on the Internet.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Women, flu vaccines and the public option; 2- Kids think moms should do more housework, according to new study; 3- Little Rock Nine member on racial disparities 50 years later.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Department Official Karen CzarneckiTTC online Extra: Letting It Out Online.  A new study finds women are more likely to vent their feelings on the Internet rather than talk to their partners.

Univision’s Al Punto: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Jorge Castañeda, Former Mexican Foreign Secretary & Rubén Aguilar, Former Press Secretary for Mexican President Vicente Fox.  Isabel Allende, Chilean Novelist.

FDL Book Salon: Chat with Matthew Kerbel about his new book, Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics.  “Netroots documents the achievements of this emerging political force through an engaging analysis told with an eye toward history and in the bloggers own words.”

FDL Movie Night Monday:
Dr. White’s Full Body Transplant. Here’s Dr. Robert J. White’s wiki, “For 40 years, he was a neurological surgery professor for Case Western Reserve University medical school, but is now retired.”  Come discuss this “mad scientist” with Lisa Derrick and David Feinberg, Senior Editor, 8pm ET.  But watch the Part 1 & Part 2 first.  Frankenstein and Monster Mash come to my mind.

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