health care summit

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In January of 2009 the U.S. Government disappeared in the buildings on K Street in Washington D.C. while trying to reform heath care…  A year later, it still hasn’t been found.

This week I’m adding listings for Virtually Speaking Sundays, Jay Ackroyd’s Second Life talk show.  Tonight’s guests are watertiger and Cliff Schecter.  Should be a good show, eh.  The show’s also available as a podcast, if you check the link you’ll find Marcy’s appearance from last week.

Oh, and the game starts at 3pm et, USA! USA!

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Thomas DeFrank, NY Daily News, & April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks.  8:45am – James Dobbins, RAND Corporation & Fmr. Special Envoy to Afghanistan.  9:15am – Larry Sabato, UVA Center for Politics, Director.

ABC’s This Week: Host Elizabeth Vargas.  The Health Care Summit. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), then Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).   Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson, Paul Krugman. Topics: health care debate, the jobs package, Toyota.

Amanpour: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.  “Christiane asks him about Iran, the Mossad and revelations of the son of Hamas’ founder may have spied for Israel.”

CBS’ Face The Nation: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND); Jim VandeHei, Politico.

Chris Matthews:
David Ignatius; Kelly O’Donnell; Kathleen Parker; Michael DuffyTopics: Real Cost of Health Care: Is The Prize Worth The Pain for Obama?  Romney Off And Running: Does He Have The Right Stuff for 2012?

CNN’s State of the Union: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  Roundtable: Ceci Connolly, Amy Walter.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: George Soros on the economy, banker bonuses, and the administration.  And a roundtable: is Obama making a comeback?

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).  Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  Fox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney, Juan WilliamsPower Player of the Week: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Sen. John McCain.  Then, the Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle. Roundtable: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), National Urban League President Marc Morial, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); Katty Kay; Ron Brownstein.

Newsmakers: Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the debate on health care reform, job creation, and student loan bills.

Q & A: Photographer Kike Arnal, featuring his newest book “In the Shadow of Power,” Mr. Arnal originally came to Washington to do a photo project on Washington’s decaying library system. While he was here, he began to see a side of the Capital city much different than that seen in tourist photos.

Religion & Ethics: Egypt’s Coptic Tensions – Violence between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims.  Spiritual Directors – Their work is often described as “Holy Listening.” Orthodox Fasting – For Eastern Orthodox, Lent is the year’s longest season of fasting.  Religion and Government News Roundup.

60 Minutes: Stealing American Secrets – “60 Minutes” has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China’s spying may pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S.  Battle Over History – The Armenian Holocaust – the 1915 forced deportation and massacre of more than a million ethnic Armenians by the Turks – an event that the Turks and our own government have refused to call genocide.  Kathryn Bigelow – Academy Award best-director nominee for “The Hurt Locker.”

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Female sailors on submarines; 2- Tweeting an abortion; 3- Advancing women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.  Panelists: Tara Setmayer; Melinda Henneberger; Karen Czarnecki; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeeverTTC web extra: Retirement Rules
The Vice President wants to revise 401(k) and IRA regulations.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); Melinda French Gates, Co-Founder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Cesar Conde, President Univision Networks; Ralph De La Vega, President and CEO AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.

Virtually Speaking Sundays: Cliff Schecter and watertiger.  “Virtually Speaking With Jay Ackroyd is a weekly talk show entirely produced within the online virtual world Second Life. Visit and sign up for a FREE Second Life account and attend one of our shows in 3D virtual reality.”

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Chat with Moshe Adler about his new book, Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal, hosted by Max Fraad Wolff.  “With clarity, and in language any educated person can grasp, Adler shows how economics largely abandoned concern with how economic efficiency is affected by distribution of resources and equality in favor of precepts that favor concentration of wealth and income.”  5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: The story of the fight for The Barnes Art Collection  Don Aragott, director, and John Anderson, author, discuss their movie The Art of the Steal with host Lisa Derrick.  Monday, 8pm ET.