Sunday Talking Heads: December 6, 2009

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Washington Journal: 7:30am – Charles Stevenson, Author, “Congress at War.”  8am – Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer & Scott Wilson, Washington Post. 9am – Andrew Ross Sorkin, NYTimes.  9:30am – Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS).

ABC’s This Week: Afghanistan: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert GatesSen. Russ Feingold. RoundtableGeorge Will, Peggy Noonan, Richard Haass and Katrina vanden Heuvel.

Amanpour: Karzai – Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Secretary of State Hillary ClintonSecretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Chris Matthews: John Heilemann New York Magazine; Katty Kay BBC; Gloria Borger CNN; Michael Duffy TIME Magazine.

CNN’s State of the Union: National Security Adviser, Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.).  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen Jon Kyl (R-AZ).  Mitt Romney gets the ‘Last Word’.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Afghanistan: Richard Holbrooke, President Obama’s Special Representative to the region, and Thomas Friedman. Plus, Mohammed El Baradei — who just left his post as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Fox News Sunday: Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, United States Central Command.  Then, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).  Fox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Dana Perino, Juan Williams.  Power Player: George Stevens Jr., Producer of the Kennedy Center Honors.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Then, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ),  Roundtable: Bob Woodward and Tom Friedman.

Newsmakers: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) stated on Newsmakers that our troops should eventually act as a support group to the Afghans and not combat troops. He also said that benchmarks for progress are decreased violence and a return to routine daily life for Afghan civilians.

Q & A: Malcolm Gladwell, His newest book, “What the Dog Saw” is a compilation of stories he wrote for “The New Yorker” magazine.

Religion & Ethics: Morality and the Afghan War – “We can’t count on military might alone.”  Churches in Financial Distress – The recession is weighing heavily on some congregations.  Saint Nicholas Traditions – The ancient Christian bishop was known for his generosity.  Right War Gone Wrong – What do just war advocates say about the way forward in Afghanistan?

60 Minutes: The Zone – Geoffrey Canada’s remarkable experiment in inner-city education, the Harlem Children’s Zone, has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York City on academic par with their grammar-school peers.  Personal Foul – Disgraced ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy speaks for the first time about betting on pro basketball games, his Mafia involvement and subsequent prison term. (This is a double-length segment.)

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Explosive reaction to new federal guidelines on screening for breast cancer; 2- More dads win primary custody of children; 3- Combating sexism in the media.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Univision’s Al Punto: Arturo Valenzuela, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.  Honduran President-Elect Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa.  Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Rubén Blades, Panamanian Musician  and politician.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Chat with host Tim Lambert and James Hoggan about Hoggan’s new book.  Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.  “An insider’s view of how the energy industry has fuelled a bogus controversy about climate change.”  5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Dakine hosts Rico McClinton, Joe Ruggiero, and William J. Macdonald of Blood Equity: NFL Pro Football Players.  “The film features intense, passionate interviews with such notables as Mike Ditka (Player Super Bowl V, VI; Coach Super Bowl XX), Harry Carson (Super Bowl XXI), Willie Wood (Super Bowl XXIV), Cyril Smith, Donnie Green, Tony Dorsett (Super Bowl XXXVII), Darryl Johnston (Super Bowl XXX) who share heartfelt and personal testimonies of living their dreams as NFL players – as well as the dark side of that life and some of the unforeseen nightmares.”  Monday 8pm ET.

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