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Sunday Talking Heads: May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day to everybody’s mother.

A bland and predictable assortment of talking heads on tap.  A little oil spill, some financial reform, and a lot of terror.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Clarissa Martinez, Nat’l Council of La Raza, Immigration & Nat’l Campaigns Dir. 8:30am – Richard Viguerie,, Chairman. 9:15am – Darryl Jenkins, Aviation Policy Expert.

ABC’s This Week: Attorney General Eric Holder.  Then Rudy Giuliani. Roundtable, George Will, Shelby Steele of the Hoover Institution, Robin Wright of the U.S. Institute of Peace, John Podesta of the Center for American Progress.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Christopher Dodd ( D-CT) Chairman, Banking Committee and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) Ranking Member, Banking Committee.  Then, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, Coast Guard; National Incident CDR, Gulf Oil Spill.

Chris Matthews: Joe Klein, Cynthia Tucker, Kathleen Parker, John HeilemannTopics: Growing Outrage Over Immigrants Among Us.  The Sale Of Newsweek: Is There No Hope For Old Media?

CNN’s State of the Union: John Brennan, Assistant to Pres. for Homeland Security.  Plus,  Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL).  Roundtable: Amy Walter, and Chris Cillizza.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Martin Wolf on the Greek crisis and UK’s hung parliament..  Then terrorism with Richard Clarke.  Also Bernard Henri Levy and others talk about radicalization.

Fox News Sunday: John Brennan, Assistant to Pres. for Homeland Security.  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY).  Fox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney, Juan WilliamsPower Player of the Week: Jennifer Griffin, FNC Correspondent / Breast Cancer Survivor.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Attorney General Eric Holder. Roundtable: David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Katty Kay, author Wes Moore.

Newsmakers: Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) discusses the Senate Democrats efforts to pass financial reform legislation and their record on legislation this session, as many members head into the 2010 midterm elections.

Q & A: Ted Leonsis whose new book is called “The Business of Happiness.” Mr. Leonsis was at AOL from 1993 to 2006. He is Founder and Chairman of SnagFilms, a website where people can watch and share documentary videos. He has also produced films including “Nanking.”

Religion & Ethics: The Priest and the People – This Catholic priest says his role is to meet the people where they are. Cambodian Children – A charity rescues children from the Phnom Penh’s garbage dumps. Hearing from the World – Wendell Berry speaks about the Gulf Oil Spill and knowing our limits.

60 Minutes: Homegrown Terror – Report on American citizens – like the recent would-be Times Square bomber – who have traveled abroad for terrorist training in order to attack America or its allies.  The Secretary of State – Hillary Rodham Clinton as she performs her duties as secretary of state and questions her on the latest developments in foreign policy and the recent terror scare in New York’s Times Square.  Walking Away – It’s estimated that one million Americans walked away from homes “underwater” or worth less than their mortgages even though they could afford the payments. This trend, called strategic default, threatens the economic recovery.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- The Pill at 50; 2- More births to educated, single women; 3- Afghan Women’s Rights Activist Suraya PakstadPanelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Independent Women’s Voice’s Sabrina Schaeffer; and Political Strategist Ilana Goldman.

Univsion’s Al Punto: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV); Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL);  Former captain of the army intelligence service Alberto Milian; Singer Sting.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Sick and Tired: How America’s Health Care System Fails Its Patients. “With this guide to America’s health delivery system, complete with her been-there account of its failures, Jorgensen compiles thorough notes for navigating the foggy environs of health care providers and insurers.”  Come chat with the author Helene Jorgensen , 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.  “Tucked deeply in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something out of the Wild West than modern-day rural America. The legendary family is known as much for their disturbing and excessive ways as they are for their famous mountain tap dancing legacy, which includes living legend Jesco White (star of the PBS documentary Dancing Outlaw).”  Join the discussion with director Julien Nitzberg and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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