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Sunday Talking Heads: April 11, 2010

A young boy paying tribute in Warsaw by Piotr Paw?owski (flickr)

Today in Talking Heads it’s nuclear treaties, Supreme Court nominees, and conservative conferences.

And the grief in Poland cannot be measured, imagine losing such a significant part of the government in one fell swoop.  Devastating.

Washington Journal: 7:10am – Andrew Higgins, Washington Post.  7:45am – Stephen Dinan, Washington Times & Jennifer Bendery, Roll Call.  8:30am – StudentCam Winner , “A Blind Eye: Human Trafficking in America”  8:30am – Anita Nilsson, International Atomic Energy Agency.  9:15am – Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA.

ABC’s This Week: Jake Tapper hosts.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert GatesThen Rudy Giuliani. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).  Roundtable: George Will, Arianna Huffington, Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson.


CBS’ Face The Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Chris Matthews: Dan Rather HDNet; Katty Kay BBC; Helene Cooper The New York Times; David Ignatius White House Correspondent.  Topics: Fight For The Court: How Left Will Obama Go & Will Republicans Filibuster?  New World Order: Will Obama Be A Transformational Figure Abroad As Well?

CNN’s State of the Union: In New Orleans ” for one of the biggest conservative conferences of the year, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.” Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS).  Also actor Wendell Pierce and director David Simon about New Orleans and their series on HBO, Treme.

Fareed Zakaria -GPS: “Is the leader of Afghanistan on drugs?” Peter Galbraith. Plus, Richard Stengel Editor of Time Magazine, Chrystia Freeland Reuters’ global editor-at-large, “a Pulitzer prize-winning historian, and the newest and youngest columnist for the New York Times debate the future of Western conservatism.”

Fox News Sunday: “President Obama signs a significant nuclear arms treaty with Russia ahead of next week’s Nuclear Security Summit. We’ll get a read on national security from two key senators: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).  Plus, rising conservative star Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), on the GOP’s strategy as they look to take back the House in November.”  Fox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert GatesRoundtable: David Brooks; Harold Ford Jr.; Kathleen Parker; David Sanger.

Newsmakers: Rep.  Brad Sherman (D-CA).  “Now that the U.S. & Russian Presidents have signed an agreement to reduce their nuclear arsenals, Foreign Affairs Subcmte. on Terrorism & Nonproliferation Chair Rep. Sherman explains the next steps in Congressional oversight on nuclear weapons policy.”

Q & A: The Gregory Brothers of Auto-Tune the News.

Religion & Ethics: Ginghamsburg Church and Darfur.  Stephen Ministry.  Mezuzah.  Nuclear Arsenals.

60 Minutes: Gotti – John Gotti, Jr. (This is a double-length segment.)  Discovery – The fossilized skull and bones found by a 9-yr-old boy on a fossil hunt with his scientist father are the discovery of a lifetime and may prove to be a new link in the human evolutionary chain.

To The Contrary: Topics:  1- Birth rates for older women go up while teen rates go down; 2- Women’s progress stalled in high-level federal jobs; 3- The challenges children with diabetes face.  Panelists: Physician and Wellness Expert Dr. Andrea Pennington; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; The Feminist Majority’s Kim Gandy; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen CzarneckiWeb exclusive: Violence Against Women Goes Viral A Japanese video game promotes violence and torture of women.

Univision’s Al Punto: Father Jose de Jesus Aguilar, Spokesperson Archdiocese of Mexico; Dr. Jose Barba, Victim of Abuse by Father Marcial Maciel; Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL);  Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Susie Castillo, Former Miss USA.

Virtually Speaking: Adam Lambert and Chris Kendrick. “Chris is back! Clammy has electricity. Atrocities will be documented.”

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Chat with Arnold M. Ludwig about his book, King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership.  Hosted by firedog eCAHNomics.  “People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too.”  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: New Brow:The Rise of Underground Art.  “A documentary feature film focusing on the rising popularity of underground art (Lowbrow, Pop Surrealism, Street Art), the artists, and its integration into pop culture.”  Chat with Director/Producer/Writer Tanem Davidson and host Lisa Derrick.  Monday, 8pm ET.

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