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Sunday Talking Heads: March 21, 2010

Trade of Queens Amidst all the health care goings on, FDL has a special treat today.  Paul Krugman is hosting Book Salon, and it isn’t economics, it’s science fiction, Charles Stross’s Trade of Queens.   So take a break from House business to talk alternate universes (I hear tell Washington gets nuked).

And of course we have health care, health care, health care…  The action really heats up around two. You know we’ll be liveblogging.

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA). 8am – Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA).  8:30am – Sheila Krumholz, Center for Responsive Politics, Executive Director.  9am – Aaron Miller, Woodrow Wilson Center, Public Policy Scholar.

ABC’s This Week: Host: Jonathan KarlDavid Plouffe v Karl Rove. Roundtable: Tom Daschle, Trent Lott, George Will, Sam Donaldson.


CBS’ Face The Nation: Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL).

Chris Matthews: Howard Fineman Newsweek; Kelly O’Donnell NBC News; Michele Norris NPR; Michael Duffy TIME Magazine.  Topics: After health care, how do Democrats avoid a blowout in the midterms?  How liberal can Obama’s next Supreme Court nominee be?

CNN’s State of the Union: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT) about the House debate on health care.  Then, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for the Senate perspective.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Israel and the US with Mort Zuckerman and Martin Indyk.  Plus, Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side.  “He has a new book out on the financial crisis and some very provocative ideas about Wall Street as a dying empire.”

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).  Then, “Senate Republicans warned that they’ll use every procedural tactic within their power in order to prevent health care reform from becoming law.”  Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee. Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) v Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD).  Then, party chair debate with Democrat Tim Kaine v Republican Michael Steele. Roundtable: Anita Dunn, Ed Gillespie,Tavis Smiley, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on recently introduced immigration reform legislation. “The plan would force undocumented workers to admit to breaking the law and require workers to carry biometric cards affirming their eligibility for employment.”

Q & A: David Martin, National Security Correspondent for CBS News. He covers the State Department and Pentagon.

Religion & Ethics: Catholic Sex Abuse Scandals in Europe – Allegations raise questions about church leaders, including the Pope. Marilynne Robinson – The author of the prize-winning novels “Gilead” and “Home.” Islam in Indonesia – Is Indonesia showing that Islam and democracy can co-exist. Roy Haynes – Legendary jazz drummer who was introduced to music in the church.

60 Minutes: Chief of Staff – The man in the middle of all things presidential – especially the health care reform legislation in Congress right now – is President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  The Lost Children of Haiti – Report on the most vulnerable victims of Haiti’s earthquake, children who not only face hunger, disease and sexual assault, but a form of slavery that is legal in the Caribbean country.

To The Contrary: Topics:  1- No Child Left Behind: a toxic brand? 2- Employers go hi-tech to monitor employees at work; 3- Women surviving the great recession.  Panelists: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Tara Setmayer; Patricia Murphy; Sabrina Schaeffer.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Guillermo Fariñas, Cuban Dissident on Hunger Strike in Cuba; Dr. Orlando Gutierrez, Analyst; Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony Award Winning Lyricist and Composer of “In the Heights”

Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter and digby.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Chat with Charles Stross about his new book, The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes. Hosted by Paul Krugman.  5 pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: The Corner Store with Producer/Director/Editor Katherine Bruens.  “Structured as a first-person narrative with an informal and intimate tone, and shot with largely vérité cinematography, the camera introduces the audience to Yousef Elhaj: Yousef left Palestine ten years ago during the second Intifada, forced to leave his wife and children behind as an economic refugee.”  Hosted by Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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