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Sunday Talking Heads: December 27, 2009

Morning! Robert Gibbs is making the rounds this week,  Jake Tapper auditions (perhaps) on This Week.  The other usual suspects are out and about.  And as we re-learned this week, the Dirty F@#*ing Hippies Were Right! (video h/t Dregs of the Future)

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Barbara Slavin, Washington Times & Jonathan Broder, CQ Weekly.  8:45am – Stephen Hess, Brookings Institution & Dan Thomasson, Scripps Howard News Service.

ABC’s This Week: Jake Tapper sits in for George Stephanopoulos. Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary.  Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).   Roundtable: Matthew Dowd, Ruth Marcus, Paul Krugman, and David BrooksUpdate: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will also appear.


CBS’ Face The Nation: Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary.  Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Peter King (R-NY).  Update: Dan Balz, The Washington Post, Jodi Kantor, The New York Times Armen Keteyian, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent and Juan Zarate, CBS News National Security Analyst.

Chris Matthews: Katty Kay BBC; Howard Fineman Newsweek; John Heilemann New York Magazine Norah O’Donnell MSNBC.  Topics: Annual Holiday Highlights Show! Greatest Hits and Worst Moves of 2009!  The Chutzpah Prize, Cad of the Year, and Who Surprised Us On the Upside?

CNN’s State of the Union: Updated: Candy Crowley will speak with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about Friday’s attempted terror attack on a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.  Also, Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr, CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, and Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry, who is in Hawaii with President Obama, analyze the attempted attack and the administration’s response.   Plus, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN), look back at how the first year of the Obama administration has affected their states.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Replay of the interview with Russian President Dmity Medvedev. Then Malcolm Gladwell.

Fox News Sunday: Health care reconciliation with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).  “Then, from the economy to the deficit to climate change, we’ll discuss the upcoming legislative agenda with four key senators”: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ); Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA); Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).

NBC’s Meet The Press: Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary.  Roundtable: America in the Next Decade: “Four of the country’s key political thinkers share their insights” NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), and NBC News’ Andrea MitchellUpdate: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will also appear.

Newsmakers: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on the Future of Biomed Research.

Q & A: New technologies with Omar Wasow. Currently, Mr. Wasow is a Ph.D candidate in African American Studies and Government at Harvard.  In 1999, he co-founded, a social networking site. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Program.

Religion & Ethics: Look Back 2009 – Religion and Ethics Newsweekly’s Kim Lawton highlights some of the key religion news stories from the past year in this special annual feature.

60 Minutes: Running Dry – A three-year drought in California is bringing a decades-long fight over water to a head, forcing tough choices.  Out of the Shadows – Henry Crumpton, the ex-CIA operative who secretly ran the war against terror in Afghanistan after 9/11 describes using local might to oust al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts – a strategy he says is needed in Pakistan now, where terrorist leaders are hiding.  Birdmen – In the latest craze that has killed several extreme sports enthusiasts, men don wing-suits, jump off mountaintops and glide down at speeds approaching 140 miles per hour.

To The Contrary: TTC panelists discuss: how women will fare in the compromised health care reform plan and the major advancements and setbacks for women over the last decade. The panelists are: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center For Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) & Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart (R-FL).  Critical Challenge in 2009: H1N1 Virus Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; Dr. Felipe Lobelo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Elmer Huerta, Public Health Expert.  Legendary Spanish Singer Raphael.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Join host Lisa Derrick and author Marian Brannan to discuss her book, Twenty Remarkable Women Seen Through Their Handwriting. “Marian is a Master Graphoanalyst and court qualified Document Examiner.  In preparing this book, she has studied the lives and writing of such diverse women as Joan of Arc and Grandma Moses, presenting a highly creative way of coming to know personality traits.:  5pm ET.

FDL Movie NIght Monday:Waiting for Armageddon explores the culture of 50 million American Evangelicals who believe that Bible prophecy dictates the future of mankind and that Israel and the Jewish people play pivotal roles in ensuring Christ’s return. The film raises questions regarding how this theology shapes U.S.- Middle East relations and may encourage an international holy war.”  Come chat with Kate Davis, David Heilbroner and Franco Sacchi and host Lisa Derrick about this film, 8pm ET.

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