Godmorgen.  Global Warming, The Economy and Health Care Reform.  Summers, McChrystal, Cantor, Lieberman, McConnell, Ben Nelson, Rockefeller, Bjorn Lomborg, Krugman, Gregg, McCaskill, Inhofe, Markey, Christina Romer, Michael Fauntroy, and more…

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  8am – Norman Solomon, Institute for Public Accuracy & Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner.  9:30am – Maria Freese, National Committee to Preserve Social, Security & Medicare.

ABC’s This Week: Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council.  House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) about “what the sluggish economy means for Republican contenders.”  Roundtable: George Will, Ed Gillespie, Arianna Huffington, John Podesta and April Ryan, Chief Washington Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks.

Amanpour: General Stanley A. McChrystal – commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).

Chris Matthews: Dan Rather HDNet; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News; Helene Cooper The New York Times; Andrew Ross Sorkin New York Times.

CNN’s State of the Union: Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council, about the administration’s latest plan to create jobs and reform U.S. health care. Then, Donna Brazile and Bill Bennett on “the news made on all the Sunday shows.”  Suze Orman gets the ‘Last Word.’

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Debate between Bjorn Lomborg and Paul Krugman on global warming. Then a panel discusses “everything from Obama’s Nobel Prize to what is happening in Dubai.”

Fox News Sunday: Health care reform and the economy with Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).  Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) on The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Dr. Christina Romer, Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.  Then, the economy with Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Mitt Romney, and Jim Cramer.

Newsmakers: Steve Scully interviews Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on the Republican Party’s stance on climate change issues and the Copenhagen Conference.

Q & A: Michael Fauntroy, a political commentator and assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University. He is the author of several books, the most recent in 2008 called “Republicans and the Black Vote.” His columns appear regularly on the Huffington Post as well as his own website, michaelfauntroy.com.

Religion & Ethics:
Matisyahu – He is an Hassidic Jew and a reggae singing sensation.  Blue Christmas – Special Christmas services offer comfort and hope in this dark season.  Wilderness Spirituality – Some people seek spiritual renewal in the wilds of nature.  Right War Goes Wrong – What do just war ethics say about the way forward in Afghanistan.

60 Minutes: President Obama – In his first extensive interview since his speech announcing his troop build-up in Afghanistan, President Obama talks about his plans for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the economy and the creation of jobs.  Growing Body Parts – Morley Safer reports on the emerging technology of growing body parts from human cells taken directly from patients, providing new hope for amputees and patients on organ-transplant lists.  Ricky Gervais – The man who created the hit television program “The Office,” which has opened other doors to the stage and screen for the British comedian.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- The number of women on corporate boards stagnates; 2- Is the President unfair to African Americans? 3- One mother’s push to legalize marijuana.  Panelists: Former Canadian Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The American Prospect’s Ann Friedman; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.  Online extra: Disney’s First Black Princess.

Univision’s Al Punto: Javier Sierra, Spokesperson for Sierra Club & Israel Ortega, Spokesperson for The Heritage Foundation.  Gonzalo Himiob, Venezuelan Human Rights Attorney.  Miguel Sebastian Gascón; Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce.  Omara Portuondo, Cuban Singer.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Chat with Stuart Weisberg about his new book, Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman. “Based on interviews with over 150 people, including more than twenty-five hours with Frank himself, this biography reconstructs for the first time his life and career, from his working-class childhood in Bayonne, New Jersey, to his years at Harvard and in Boston politics, through his rise to national prominence.”  Hosted by Lane Hudson, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: (web TV series).”ANYONE BUT ME introduces a new generation, struggling with identity and modern relationships.  It follows the journey of 16-year-old newly displaced New Yorker, Vivian (Rachael Hip-Flores), and her collision with the past and present.”  Join the discussion with Susan Miller, Executive Producer and Writer and Tina Cesa Ward, Executive Producer, Writer, Director.  Hosted by Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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