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Sunday Talking Heads: June 13, 2010

The world is afrenzed, it’s the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  America tied the Brits yesterday, yay US!  Need the schedule?  Want to check the standings?  Or just watch Shakira?

As for talking heads, there’s more on the BP Oil Disaster and a lot of chatter about this week’s elections.  Oh, and for your viewing pleasure we have the reemergence of Paul Wolfowitz, on GPS.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Norman Solomon, Syndicated Columnist & Progressive Democrats of America, National Board Member.  8:30am Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Iran Analyst.  9:15am – Bradley Belt, PensionBenefit GuarantyCorporation, Former Executive Director, 2004-06.

ABC’s This Week: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Minority Leader John Boehner. Then  Bill Gates. “As Gates and other top executives present their plan for revolutionizing energy innovation to Congress and the President, he’ll share his vision for a clean energy future and explain why he thinks government must help lead the way.”  Roundtable: George Will, Donna Brazile, Robert Reich, Tom Davis.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R-AL), U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen.

Chris Matthews: Savannah Guthrie NBC News; John Heilemann New York Magazine; Rick Stengel TIME; Helene Cooper The New York Times.  Topics: How Obama Can Take Charge of the Gulf Oil Crisis.  Is the Rise of the New Right Making Regular Republicans Harder To Elect?

CNN’s State of the Union: Gov. Bob Riley (R-AL) gives us the latest on his struggle to keep oil off his coastline. House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-IN) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday’s primaries.  Economic indicators with the Economist’s Greg Ip and former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Paul Wolfowitz, “For the first time since that war began, Wolfowitz speaks at length about what went wrong in Iraq and criticizes Obama’s foreign policy. He also weighs in on how the US is mishandling its relationship with Israel.”  Plus, the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister.  Then the story of Neda, the young woman killed a year ago by the Iranian government during the post-election uprising. Finally, a look at Shanghai.

Fox News Sunday: Carly Fiorina, US Senate Candidate (R-CA).  Amb. Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the United Nations.  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol,Juan WilliamsPower Player of the Week: Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps.

NBC’s Meet The Press: White House Senior Adviser, David AxelrodRoundtable: Carly Fiorina, US Senate Candidate (R-CA) & Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Roger Simon, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: Financial Services Cmte. Ranking Member Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) gave his thoughts on how the financial regulation bill may alter business dealings. Rep. Bachus said that there “needs to be disclosure and transparency” in the financial community.

Q & A: Alex Gibney, Director, “Casino Jack.” [“Casino Jack” was an FDL Movie Night in May.]

Religion & Ethics: Catholic Charities and the Gulf Oil Disaster Personalized Genetic Testing. Pilgrimage to Chartres. Open Spaces, Scared Places.

60 Minutes: Cyber War – Could hackers get into the computer systems that run crucial elements of the world’s infrastructure, such as the power grids, water works or even a nation’s military arsenal, to create havoc? They already have.The Great Explorer – Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic, the Bismarck and the PT 109 and now 60 Minutes cameras are there for his latest discovery, 1,500 feet down in the Aegean Sea off Turkey.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Actress Ashley Judd on ending maternal and infant mortality;  2- Is 2010 the year of the Republican woman;  3- Muslim Women press for gender equality. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Genevieve Wood; Melinda Henneberger; Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Filmmaker Jehan HarneyWeb exclusive: A New Mommy War – Are lesbian parents better at raising children than heterosexual moms and dads?

Univision’s Al-Punto: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, South African cleric and activist; Paraguay Ambassador to South Africa Jose Martinez Lezcano; Colombian Singer Juanes.

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter and Stuart Zechman, Joan is a contributing editor at Daily Kos. Stuart is a provocative member of the commentariat. They will discuss events current as of Sunday.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times.  “Soul of a Citizen has become the handbook for budding social activists, veteran organizers, and anybody who wants to make a change—big or small—in the world around them.”  Chat with Paul Rogat Loeb about his new book. Hosted by Jason Rosenbaum, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: none scheduled.

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