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Sunday Talking Heads: January 10, 2010

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, PBS tonight (photo by twolf1)

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, PBS premiere tonight (photo by twolf1)

Brr!  A frosty good morning to you all.  That thirsty hummingbird is a reminder of warmer days to come.  Talking Heads today: the terror of our economy, and the economy of our terror.  Enjoy, heh.

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Scott Pattison, NASBO, Budget Officers Exec. Dir.  8am – Peter Hart, Hart Research Associates & Bill McInturff, Public Opinion Strategies.  9am – Anne Kornblut, Author, “Notes from the Cracked Ceiling.”

ABC’s This Week: The Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, on job numbers, the housing market, and the possibility of a double-dip recession. Roundtable: George Will, Liz Cheney, Al Hunt, Judy Woodruff, Robert Reich.


CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).  Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI).  Peter Baker, New York Times White House Correspondent; Jan Crawford, CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent.

Chris Matthews: Joe Klein TIME; Elisabeth Bumiller The New York Times; Andrea Mitchell NBC News; David Ignatius The Washington Post.  Topics:  If al-Qaeda Is On The Run, Why Do They Seem On The Attack?  Does Obama Have Support From the Military and Intel Leadership, and Does He Have Their Back?

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) from Jerusalem. The Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer.

Fareed Zakaria -GPS: “The President’s top military adviser, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen discusses the war on terror, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and much more. Then, a panel of some of the smartest people in counter-terrorism – on the Christmas day attempted airline bombing.”

Fox News Sunday:
Gov. Tim Kaine, Chairman, Democratic National Committee and Michael Steele, Chairman, Republican National Committee.  Then, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Gov. Tim Kaine, Chairman, Democratic National Committee and Michael Steele, Chairman, Republican National Committee.  California Gov. Arnold SchwarzeneggerRoundtable: Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman discusses Internal Revenue Service plans to regulate US tax preparers in the 2011 tax season.

Q & A: Michael Scammell, author of the new book “Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic.” Arthur Koestler is best known for his anti-communist novel, “Darkness at Noon,” which was first published in 1940.

Religion & Ethics: Muslims and Security – Are new terror policies profiling by religion?  Reverse Missionaries – They see the US as a place of spiritual need.  Inner-City Funeral Director – She helps young people learn the meaning of morality.  Seeing Judaism – A writer and painter reflects on the Jewish way of life.

60 Minutes: Watching The Border – Steve Kroft reports on the status of the multi-billion-dollar “virtual fence” being built at the U.S.-Mexican border, which is years behind schedule and so far covers only about one percent of the border.  Revelations From The Campaign – Authors of a new book, “Game Change,” and John McCain’s former top campaign strategist reveal behind-the-scenes issues from the Republican and Democratic camps during the presidential campaign.  Resurrecting The Extinct – Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species – maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out – using DNA technology.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Grassroots groups press for path to amnesty; 2- Modern day eugenics? 3- An introduction to carnism.  Panelists: Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Democratic Commentator Judge Debra Carnahan; National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.  TTC web extra: Photoshop Perfection.  Should magazines offer up disclaimers for models who have been airbrushed to perfection?

Univision’s Al Punto: Mike Hammer, Spokesperson for the National Security Council.  Stephen Donehoo, Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Military Expert.  Arnoldo Torres, Expert in U.S. Hispanic Affairs.  Emilio Estefan, Music Producer and Songwriter.

C-Span’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Gordon Goldstein and his new book, Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam. Hosted by Jeremi Suri, 5pm ET, join in.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Join host Lisa Derrick and Susan Dynner, Producer/Director of Punk’s Not Dead.  “Officially sanctioned by the bands in the film who donated personal photos, fliers and home videos, Punk’s Not Dead follows the evolution of punk music from its anarchic roots, to its use as a corporate marketing tool and acceptance into popular culture, to its reinvention in today’s underground scene.”  8pm ET.

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