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Sunday Talking Heads: May 30, 2010

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Booms to close to shore photo: Michael Whitney

A setback yesterday in attempts to stop the oil hemorrhage in the Gulf. May this next attempt work. C-SPAN has three days of the USCG-MMS Deepwater Horizon hearings, I’ve been fascinated.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune has all the details.

BP Managing Director Bob Dudley makes the rounds this morning with heavy oil disaster coverage today, also some DADT, the economy, and the war.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Mark Hemingway, Washington Examiner, Editorial Writer.  8:30am – Aaron Viles, Gulf Restoration Network, Campaign Director.   9:15am – Todd Harrison, Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, Senior Fellow.

ABC’s This Week: Memorial Day with Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, plus North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT).  Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA).  Roundtable: George Will, Matthew Dowd, Clarence Page, Joan Walsh.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol BrownerRep. Ed Markey (D-MA) of the Energy and Commerce Committee.  Bob Dudley, BP Managing Director.  Edward Overton, Ph. D., Environmental Scientist, Louisiana State University.

Chris Matthews: Joe Klein, Katty Kay, Trish Regan, John HarrisTopics: Presidential Leadership and the Oil Spill.  Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Will It Be Repealed This Year?

CNN’s State of the Union: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Topics will include Iraq, Afghanistan, and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  Veterans’ issues with Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA). Then, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) about the BP oil disaster.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Bill Gates explains why he still worries about the U.S. economy. Iran. Roundtable: Martin Wolf, Richard Haass, Chrystia Freeland.

Fox News Sunday: Bob Dudley, BP Managing Director.  Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA.   Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Fox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Ceci Connolly, Liz Cheney, Juan Williams.  Power Player of the Week, classic: Tom Day, Bugles Across America.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Bob Dudley, BP Managing Director.  Plus, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner. Immigration reform with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) vs.U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona, J.D. Hayworth. RoundtableE.J. Dionne, David Brooks.

Newsmakers: Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) expressed his frustration with the White House, saying “either the White House doesn’t want to work in a bipartisan way on the big issues or doesn’t know how.”

Q & A: David and Jeanne Heidler, authors of the new biography “Henry Clay: The Essential American.” Henry Clay was Speaker of the House and served in the Senate. He unsuccessfully ran for President five times. A founder of the Whig Party, he was known as the Great Compromiser.

Religion & Ethics: Moral Wounds of War – “Does the public really understand in a deep way what the moral burdens of war are? I don’t think so,” says philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman. Apology and Remembrance – Congressional Cemetery is sacred ground for Native Americans. Religious Hiring Rights – At the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, executive director Bob Gehman says, “If we were not able to discriminate in our hiring practices based on our faith and religion, that would change us.”  Drones and the Ethics of War.

60 Minutes: The Deadliest Weapon – “60 Minutes” cameras spends two days on the road with a bomb-hunting unit in Afghanistan as they encounter one deadly bomb after another.  Resurrecting The Extinct – Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species – maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out – using DNA technology.  Anna Wintour – The sunglasses come off the high-queen of haute couture in this rare and unprecedented interview, in which the Vogue editor reveals why she always wears them and much more.

To The Contrary: Topics:  1- Abortion, excommunication, and the Catholic Church; 2- Moms leave the workforce for welfare; 3- An interview with the Administration’s leading voice on ending domestic violence.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Linda Chavez, Melinda Henneberger, Karen CzarneckiOnline exclusive: Outing Female Soldiers Do women and minorities suffer more under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

Univision’s Al Punto: Alejandra Barrios, Director of the Colombian Electoral Mission; Ana Reyes, Deported Immigrant; Julie Quiroz, Daughter of Deported Immigrant; Henry Quiroz, Family Attorney; Rep. Kendrick Meek, Democratic Candidate for Florida Senate Race; Arturo Rodriguez, Renowned Cuban Painter.

Virtually Speaking: No programming this weekend.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  “In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it.”  Come join author Michelle Alexander and host Paul Street, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: The Nature of Existence.  “What is the most important question there is?”  Ponder the meaning of life with Roger Nygard, (Director / Producer / Editor) and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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