Hurricane Creekkeeper, along with SouthWings pilot Tom Hutchings and his daughter Brinkley, fly out to the source of the BP slick to give us a bird’s eye view of the disaster.  The sadness in his voice is heartbreaking, “We have to do something.  We need every scientific mind in the country working on this, and not just those at BP who are trying to protect the resource.”  (YouTube link, h/t to TalkingStick for the video.)

There’s a lot of talk scheduled about the primary elections, a little about the oil spill, and some pretty stale roundtables.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Alex Isenstadt, Politico.  8:30am – Donald Kerwin, Migration Policy Institute.  9:15am – Victor Cha, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Former Director for Asian Affairs National Security Council 2004-07.

ABC’s This Week: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine, and the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. RoundtableSam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, George Will.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Robert Gibbs White House Press Secretary.  Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Chairman, Republican Conference, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) Democratic Senate Candidate.

Chris Matthews: Norah O’Donnell, Howard Fineman, Jonathan Alter, Kathleen ParkerTopics: How Can Barack Obama Run Against Washington This Year?  Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Problem.

CNN’s State of the Union: Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN).  BP’s Managing Director, Robert Dudley, then Admiral Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: “[O]ne man’s terrifying experience in Russia — that raises much bigger questions about that country and where it is headed.  Plus, the President of Georgia on dealing with Russia two years after the Georgian war.  And finally, two experts discuss Putin’s Russia.”

Fox News Sunday: Rand Paul Sarah Palin.  Then, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tim Kaine, and the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele.  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Kirsten PowersPower Player of the Week: Ginni Thomas, Founder of Liberty Central /Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Rand Paul ? replacement.  Plus, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA).  Then, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) vs. the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Roundtable: Tom Friedman, Paul Gigot, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward.

Newsmakers: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) explained the source of anti-incumbent sentiment among voters and how it may affect his Party’s majority prospects in the November elections.

Q & A: Terence Samuel, author of the new book “The Upper House: A Journey Behind the Closed Doors of the U.S. Senate.” It looks at the institution of the Senate and some of its members. Mr. Samuel was chief congressional correspondent for U.S. News & World Report from 2000 to 2005.

Religion & Ethics: SCOTUS Juvenile Sentencing Decision.  AZ Immigration Law.  Gossip.  Drones and the Ethics of War.

60 Minutes: Are They Safe? – Chemicals called phthalates found in soft plastic products we use everyday are so ubiquitous, that traces of them can be found in everybody. The government has banned some of them in children’s toys for fear they may be harmful, but are they?  The SEED School – There’s a unique urban public boarding school that’s giving kids from an inner-city neighborhood a shot at college they never had before.  Marty’s Big Idea – Hear the story of the invention of the cell phone from the man whose team came up with it at Motorola. The inventor, Martin Cooper, is still at it, improving the gadget he came up with 37 years ago.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Sarah Palin and Frontier Feminism; 2- Why Latina entrepreneurship is essential to Hispanic wealth and community building.  Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women’s Forum’s Nicole Kurokawa; the Center for American Progress’ Heather Boushey; Small Business Owner Leticia Velez-Hudson.

Univison’s Al Punto: Dan Restrepo, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council; Juan Hernandez, Expert on U.S.- Mexico Relations and Former Cabinet Member During the Presidency of Vicente Fox; Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC; Barabara Palacios, Former Miss Universe, Entrepreneur and Writer.

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd.  Big news this week is, yet again, what was supposed to be evidence for a repeat of a 1994 GOP sweep of the Hill turned out not to be. Avedon and I will mock the excuses,then discuss reasonably seriously the role of incumbency in this mini election cycle. Then we will discuss the fascinating question of the new petroleum enriched Gulf ecosystem.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: An End to al-Qaeda: Destroying Bin Laden’s Jihad and Restoring America’s HonorCareer intelligence officer Malcolm Nance proposes a quantum shift in how to eliminate al-Qaeda in less than twenty-four months, while recreating America’s reputation as a force for good around the world.”  Come chat with author Malcolm Nance and host Matt Duss, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Patent Absurdity: How Software Patents Broke The SystemPatent Absurdity explores the case of software patents and the history of judicial activism that led to their rise, and the harm being done to software developers and the wider economy.”  Watch the movie online. Join Luca Lucarini, Director, Cinematographer, Editor; Peter Brown, Producer; and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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