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Sunday Talking Heads: January 3, 2010

Happy New Year some more! Here’s to a good one, my friends, *clinking orange juice glasses*

The video is for a little perspective.

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Flynt Leverett, Penn State Univ. 8am – Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report & Stu Rothenberg, Rothenberg Political Report.  9:30am – Daniel Erikson, Inter-American Dialogue.

ABC’s This Week: Terry Moran sitting in for George Stephanopoulos with White House Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan. Panel discussion with “the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ranking Republican Sen. Susan Collins, and Rep. Jane Harman, Chair of the House Homeland Security Intelligence Subcommittee.”  RoundtableGeorge Will, Cynthia Tucker, Ron Brownstein, David Sanger.


CBS’ Face The Nation: Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, David Martin, Bob Orr, Chip Reid.

Chris Matthews: Katty Kay BBC; Dan Rather HDNet; John Harris Politico; Helene Cooper The New York Times.

CNN’s State of the Union: Gloria Borger sits in for John King.  “Brennan; former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, chairman of 9/11 commission; Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Fran Townsend, a former White House homeland security adviser for President George W. Bush; Richard Ben-Veniste, 9/11 commission member; former CIA official Michael Scheuer.” courtesy of

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “As we approach the 1st anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration, a look back at his first year in office. Did he meet the challenges?” Then, Tom Ricks “on the Battle of Wanat and what it means for the troops heading to Afghanistan.”  Then, Asia expert Kishore Mahbubahni discussing China.

Fox News Sunday: White House Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan.  Then, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO).  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: White House Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan.  Then, Michael Chertoff and the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, retired General Michael HaydenRoundtable: Tom Brokaw, David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Q & A: Leslie & Andrew Cockburn about their documentary “American Casino.” It is the story of subprime mortgages and their impact on various people in Baltimore. The documentary recently won the Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary 2009.  {This movie was featured on an FDL Movie Night last August.

Religions & Ethics: Look Ahead 2010.

60 Minutes: A Crack In The Swiss Vault – Swiss bank accounts offered people, including American tax cheats, a safe place to hide money. But Switzerland’s largest bank has given authorities formerly sacrosanct information on its American customers because of tips provided by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld.  “Delay, Deny And Hope That I Die” – Two wars and a recession have significantly increased the claims handled by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, slowing the large bureaucracy and frustrating many veterans.  The Secret Language of Elephants – Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- The future of gay marriage in America; 2- The gift of organ donation.  Panelists:  CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Raj Patel author of The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy.  “Opening with Oscar Wilde’s observation that “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced.”  5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: “”Papers” is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. There are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born outside the U.S. and raised in this country.”  Anne Galisky, Director, with host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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