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Sunday Talking Heads: March 14, 2010

Mmm... pi  by Nathan Mazur

Math geeks of the world unite, it’s Pi Day.  Special thanks to artist Nathan Mazur (and Neatorama) for the tasty illustration.

Make sure you set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, you don’t want to miss your favorite bobbleheads.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Mark Tapscott, Washington Examiner, Editorial Page Editor & David Waldman, DailyKos, Contributing Editor.   8:45am – Joan Claybrook, NHTSA, Fmr. Administrator (1977-81) & Public Citizen, President Emeritus.  9:15am – Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Environment & Public Works Cmte., Ranking Member.

ABC’s This Week: Jake Tapper, host. David Axelrod.  Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Roundtable: Anita Dunn, most recently the Obama Administration’s communications director, Ed Gillespie, George Will, Cokie Roberts.


CBS’ Face The Nation: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Karen Ignagni, President, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Chris Matthews: Dan Rather HDNet; Katty Kay BBC; Andrea Mitchell NBC News; Joe Klein TIME.  Topics: Critical Care: Can President Obama Pass Health Care Reform By Easter?  Rove’s Rewrite: The Architect’s Plans To Rehab George W. Bush’s Reputation.

CNN’s State of the Union: Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.  “Plus, is health care reform actually springing back to life? If Obama finally does get it through the U.S. Congress, is that good news? Our panel of economists debates this, the dollar, the deficit and a variety of other issues.”

Fox News Sunday: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA).  Karl Rove on his new book “Courage & Consequence.”   Fox News AllStarsBill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Dana Perino, John Podesta.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Tom Brokaw hosts.  David Axelrod.  House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).  Karl Rove on his new book “Courage & Consequence.”  Roundtable: David Brooks, Tom Friedman.

Newsmakers: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), joins Newsmakers to discuss the continuing debate on health care legislation and regulatory reform taking place in the Senate. He will likely also address federal spending and proposed climate change legislation.  [updated]

Q & A: Michelle Easton, Founder and President of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Easton founded the institute in 1993 to advance conservative women in leadership roles.

Religion & Ethics: End of Life Decisions.  The Monastic Life.  Obama Faith Council.  Parents Circle.

60 Minutes: Inside The Collapse – Former trader-turned author Michael Lewis writes about a handful of Wall Street outsiders who realized the subprime mortgage business was a house of cards and found a way to make millions betting against it. He also talks about the current situation on Wall Street, the large bonuses still being paid and his predictions for the future of the industry.  Derek – British musical savant Derek Paravicini, whose computer-like memory for music is matched by his creative abilities to play it in any style.

To The Contrary: Topics:  Population Stabilization special.  TTC online extra: Surprise! You’re a Dad – Are sperm donors really anonymous anymore?

Univision’s Al Punto: Clarissa MartinezDe Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns, NCLR; Juan Hernandez, Professor, Politician and Author; Lol Kin Castañeda and Judith Vazquez, first lesbian couple to wed in Mexico City; Andy Garcia, Actor and Musician.

Virtually Speaking: Adam Lambert and Jay Ackroyd.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Amy Goodman. Breaking the Sound Barrier.  “Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman’s reportage, Breaking the Sound Barrier proves the power that independent journalism can play in the struggle for a better world, one in which ordinary citizens are the true experts of their own lives and communities.”  Hosted by the social futurist Sara Robinson, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday:
MANIFEST HOPE DC is a chronicle of the grassroots art movement started by Shepard Fairey (Obama “Hope” Artist) and Yosi Sergant, that helped lead Obama to victory.”  Meet with Alfred Gragg III [scroll, near bottom], the director and producer and Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET Monday.

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