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It’s a delightful morning here, but that’s overshadowed by the ever growing unending catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, giant plumes of oil have been found underwater.  No fix anytime soon.

The spill and the political implications will be a key topic on the Sunday shows, as well as talk about Elena Kagan, and financial reform.  And Marcy will be on Virtually Speaking.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Democratic Strategist Maria Cardona & Republican Strategist Kevin Madden8:30am Phoner: Tom Fitzgerald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Political Writer.  8:45am Phoner: Mark Tompkins, University of South Carolina, Political Science Professor.  9:05am Phoner: Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press, Little Rock Bureau Capitol Correspondent.  9:25am Phoner: Dan Nowicki, Arizona Republic, National Political Editor.

ABC’s This Week: Judiciary Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-SC).  Roundtable: George Will, Helene Cooper, Glenn Greenwald, Gregory Craig, Ed Gillespie.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jan Crawford CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent, Jeff Zeleny, New York Times.

Chris Matthews: Guest host: Norah O’Donnell.  Andrew Sullivan, Katty Kay, Joan Biskupic, Pete WilliamsTopics: The Goldilocks Pick: Why Do Liberals Fear Elena Kagan is Just Alright?  Why Politics Favors Arizona’s Tough Immigration Law.

CNN’s State of the Union: Primaries.  Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA).  Then Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA).  Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) about his recent defeat in the Utah Republican primary.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “An exclusive conversation with the Prime Minister of Greece — are the Greeks out of the woods? Are we?  Plus, two entertaining British journalists discuss the David Cameron and Nick Clegg coalition.  Later, we have a roundtable discussion on the global economy with Larry Summers, the head of the IMF and the finance ministers of France and Singapore.”

Fox News Sunday: Book Promotions.  Laura Bush, Former First Lady.   Newt Gingrich, “To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine.”  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Stephen Hayes, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  Roundtable: Jonathan Alter, Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy, Bob Shrum.

Newsmakers: Budget Committee Ranking Member Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) clarified that Republicans were not interested in stopping financial reform but hoped their amendments could improve the bill.

Q & A: Joyce Appleby, historian and author. Her newest book is a history of capitalism entitled “The Relentless Revolution.”

Religion & Ethics: A High Court with No Protestants.  Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trial.  Spiritual Direction.  Drones and the Ethics of War.

60 Minutes: The Blow Out – Scott Pelley investigates the explosion that killed 11, causing the ongoing oil leak in the waters off of Louisiana, and speaks to one of the oil rig platform crew survivors who was in a position to know what caused the disaster and how it could have been prevented. The report contains never-before-seen footage of the minutes after the explosion and new information about what led up to it. Gustavo Dudamel – Now that he is the musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel wants to transplant in the U.S. the Venezuelan child orchestra system that changed his life.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Three women on the Supreme Court?; 2- women CEOs shatter the glass ceiling; 3- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) predicts Congress will reinstate Glass-Steagall.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Genevieve Wood; Melinda Henneberger; Karen Czarnecki.

Univision’s Al Punto: Clarissa Martinez, NCLR  Director of Immigration and National Campaigns; Gloria Montaño,  NALEO Director Washington, D.C. Office; Arnoldo Torres Expert on Hispanic issues;  Julio Giron, Founder and Director “Fuerza Latina Legal”;  “Trail of Dreams” activists Gaby Pacheco, Juan Rodriguez, Felipe Matos and Carlos Roa.

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler and Joan McCarter.  “Marcy blogs at emptywheel.shadowproof.wpengine.com. Joan McCarter is a front page blogger at DailyKos. The gusher in the Gulf and SCOTUS nominee Kagan are likely to be topics, although Tapper’s This Week Roundtable, which has some voices from the left appearing, may also come up.”

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn.  “Rewired is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation’s radically different learning styles and needs.”  Come chat with  Larry Rosen and hosts Jayan Kalathil and Melissa Bolton-Klinge.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Casino Jack and the United States of Money.  “This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff—from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah—confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.”  Join the discussion with Alison Ellwood, Zena Barakat and host Lisa Derrick.

Oil Release Chart: Maritime Texan (flickr)