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Sunday Talking Heads: July 25, 2010

Good morning!  It’s Race, FinReg, Elections, Afghanistan, Intel, and BP Oil Disaster today.  Also, Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture is today’s Book Salon, hosted by dak, join the discussion at 5pm ET.  And watertiger will be Virtually Speaking, tune in.

And now for something completely different, The Orkney Venus ->

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Matthew Lee, Associated Press, State Department Correspondent.  8:00am – Kweisi Mfume, Former President NAACP; Sophia Nelson, Political Commentator & Author; Leonard Steinhorn, Co-Author, “By the Color of Our Skin.”   9:30am – Raven Brooks, Netroots Nation, Executive Director

ABC’s This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy GeithnerGov. Chris Christie (R-NJ).  Roundtable: Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile, Stephen Hayes.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Abigail Thernstrom, Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University. Cornel West, Princeton University. John Fund, Wall Street Journal Columnist. Michael Gerson, Washington Post Columnist.

Chris Matthews: Amy Walter The Hotline; Howard Fineman Newsweek; John Heilemann New York Magazine; Cynthia Tucker Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Topics: Will African Americans Stick With Obama This Year?  Will This Year’s Elections Be an Historic Wave Year, and Is it Better for Obama to Lose Control of Congress?

CNN’s State of the Union: Gen. Michael Hayden on national intelligence.  FinReg with Mort Zuckerman. Christopher Edley Jr., Dean of University of California, Berkeley School of Law and past member of the Commission on Civil Rights,  and contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute City Journal and conservative commentator John McWhorter on race.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Afghanistan – U.S. Special Representative Richard Holbrooke; plus Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; George Packer, New Yorker and Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal.  Then Harvard historian Niall Ferguson and Lord Robert Skidelsky: to spend or not to spend.  Plus oil drilling in the Niger Delta.

Fox News Sunday:
Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean on the 2010 Midterms.  Plus, Rev. Jesse Jackson.  Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Roundtable: The New York Times’ David Brooks, The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, Former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, National Urban League President Marc Morial, CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) gives his observations that Afghanistan’s army could be successful independently after the U.S. military left the region next year.

Q & A: Clark Hoyt, former Public Editor of The New York Times. A public editor, sometimes called an ombudsman, is designed to be a representative for the newspaper’s readers and a way for newspapers to examine their own practices.

Religion & Ethics: Fishermen of the Gulf.  Christians of Iraq.  Haiti Six Months Later.  Ethical Eating.

60 Minutes: The Narrative – A former member of a Muslim extremist group tells Lesley Stahl the reason for the increase in home-grown jihadists is an ideology called “the Narrative,” which states America is at war with Islam.  Growing Body Parts – The emerging technology of growing body parts from human cells taken directly from patients, providing new hope for amputees and patients on organ-transplant lists.  Tyler Perry – When Hollywood refused to produce his films his way, Tyler Perry started his own studio in Atlanta.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- An exclusive one-on-one interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; 2- Are mortgage lenders illegally denying home loans to pregnant women?  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Melinda Henneberger, Tara SetmayerWeb exclusive: A Rush To Judgement – What should we take away from the Shirley Sherrod incident?

Univision’s Al Punto: From Arizona.  Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General. Hernan Hernandez, member of the Mexican band “Los Tigres del Norte” and his sons “Mexia” and Raul Antonio, singers and composers of the song “Todos  Somos Arizona.”

Virtually Speaking: Watertiger and Jay Ackroyd.  This will be a special Netroots Nation Virtually Speaking Sundays, a celebration of our third year. Virtually Speaking was founded in conjunction with YearlyKos (now Netroots Nation) in Second Life.


FDL Book Salon: Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture.  “This book examines the twenty-first-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization while at the same time fostering deep-seated and antagonistic local allegiances and spawning new forms of cultural conflict and prejudice.”  Chat with Andrei Markovits and Lars Rensmann about their new book. Hosted by dakine, 5pm ET.

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