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Sunday Talking Heads: July 4, 2010

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The three amigos!  Lieberman, Graham and McCain from Afghanistan.  One interesting addition This Week is Univision’s Jorge Ramos, of course that means the ABC roundtable’s discussing Obama’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform speech.  I hope in the future Ramos isn’t limited to that particular topic.  Always a treat to see new a face on the circuit.

A huge thanks to everyone for supporting the FDL fund drive, we couldn’t do all this without you.  Fireworks for all tonight!

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy Magazine, Managing Editor. 8:30am – Paul Harrison, Environmental Defense Fund, Senior Director. 9:15am – Peter Decoursey,, Bureau Chief & Columnist.

ABC’s This Week: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in Afghanistan. Roundtable: Paul Krugman, Dan Senor, Al Hunt, Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Cynthia Tucker.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Peter Baker, New York Times; Jan Crawford; Anne Kornblut.

Chris Matthews:Dan Rather HDNet, Gloria Borger CNN, Katty Kay BBC,John Harris Politico. Topics: How New Media Have Radically Changed Politics. Why Washington Politicians Hate the New Media.

CNN’s State of the Union: Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Said Tayeb Jawad. Followed by Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO).

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Niall Ferguson v Paul Krugman.  Then, the billion dollar price tag for each Al-Qaeda member.  Closes with new American heroes.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) in Afghanistan.  Followed by Kenneth Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility with Major Garrett.  Then Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on energy policy, immigration and financial reform.  Fox News AllStars; Bill Kristol, Nina Easton, Stephen Hayes, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Preempted by Wimbledon.

Newsmakers: Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) said “the Senate has got to pass something…before the August break.” Appearing on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, he also stressed the ways the bill would respond to the oil spill in the Gulf and increase efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Q & A: Pulitzer Prize winner R. Jeffrey Smith of The Washington Post. In his current position on the Post’s investigative team, he has written articles about personal and leadership political action committees and their influence on Congress.  Prior to working at the Post, he wrote for Science Magazine.

Religion & Ethics: Supreme Court Update –  A closely divided court rules against a campus Christian group.  Post Apartheid South Africa – Desmond Tutu ponders present troubles and future possibilities. A Poet on the Psalms – Pamela Greenberg has newly translated the ancient psalms. Anecdotes of the Spirit – Some see the divine in Mark Rothko’s art.  Others see the absence.

60 Minutes: The Great Migration – Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals.  The Secret Language of Elephants – Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary.  B-Rex – The inspiration for the lead character in the classic film Jurassic Park and reports on how famed dinosaur hunter Jack Horner is shaking up the paleontology world.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Will Elena Kagan be a gender-blind Justice? 2- Women entertainers now more powerful than men; 3-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on unemployment and illegal immigration. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women’s Voice’s Sabrina Schaeffer; Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock; and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki. Web exclusive: Armed for Abuse. Should convicted domestic violence offenders have the right to own guns?

Univison’s Al Punto: Angelica Salas, Executive Director C.H.I.R.L.A; José Reveles, Mexican Journalist and Author of “El Cartel Incomodo”; and Luis Enrique, Nicaraguan Singer and Composer.

Virtually Speaking: No show today, but RIki Ott and Fishgrease are slated for Thursday.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: “What kind of patriot would con his listeners into donating $450,000 to finance a series of Rally for America events that turned out to be nothing but a personal promotional tour?”  Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance.  Chat with author Alexander Zaitchik, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: The Jesus Guy.  “The Jesus Guy covers the mystical journey of America’s ‘Barefoot Evangelist.’  In a nation that worships money, he’s penniless. In a culture that idolizes celebrities, he’s forsaken his identity. Now, on a spiritual quest even he doesn’t fully understand, his faith  -and your own- will be tested every step of the way.”  Watch the movie online at hulu. Then join in the discussion with director Sean Tracey and host Lisa Derrick, Monday 8pm ET.

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