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Sunday Talking Heads: August 15, 2010

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Cockadoodle Doo! Would be nice if the rooster that lived next door were as handsome as this guy is, what a hunk.  Might make up for all those lost hours of sleep, although I confess when he crows in the middle of the night I imagine it’s because my cat is menacing him.

Jane will be on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning, 11am ET. The rest of the Sunday lineups are below, tune in for the chatter on the economy, the 2010 elections, Afghanistan and more.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Mark Murray, NBC News, Deputy Political Director. 8:30am – Sonal Verma, American Immigration Lawyers Association, DC Chapter Chair. 9:15am – Julia Angwin, Wall Street Journal, Senior Technology Writer.

ABC’s This Week: Banking Committee member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); former NJ Gov. and former Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Jon Corzine; member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Laura D’Andrea Tyson; and Martin Regalia of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Then Pakistan with ABC’s Jim SciuttoRoundtable: Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd, Reuters’ Chrystia Freeland, David Ignatius, WaPo.

CBS’ Face The Nation: DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA),  Ed Gillespie, Ed Rollins, Karen Tumulty, John Harris.

Chris Matthews: Howard Fineman, Norah O’Donnell, Kelly O’Donnell, John HeilemannTopics: Will Barack Obama’s Luck in His Weak GOP Opposition Hold for 2012?  What Investigations Would Top the GOP’s List if it Won Control of the House This Fall?

CNN’s State of the Union: DCCC Chair Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to talk 2010 politics.  Roundtable: WaPo’s Steven Pearlstein and Politico’s Jeanne Cummings.  Finally, Climatologist Heidi Cullen and NASA scientist Tom Wagner.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Jeffrey Sachs “the man the NY Times has called ‘the most important Economist in the World’.” Climate panel on weird weather.  The Cordaba Center, among other things.

Fox News Sunday:
Host Bret Baier.  Afghanistan and midterms with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).  The economy with Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman and Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark ZandiFox News AllStars: Bill Kristol, Nina Easton, Dana Perino, Ceci Connolly.

NBC’s Meet The Press: In Afghanistan with Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Newsmakers: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses the state of the economy and American jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 131,000 U.S. jobs were lost in July, while the national unemployment rate held at 9.5 percent for a second month. The AFL-CIO is the country’s largest federation of labor unions.

Q & A: Senate Historian Don Ritchie.

Religion & Ethics: Cutbacks and the Poor.  Thistle Farms.  Ramadan is Here.  Pilgrimage.

60 Minutes: A Crack In The Swiss Vault – Swiss bank accounts offered people, including American tax cheats, a safe place to hide money. But Switzerland’s largest bank has given authorities formerly sacrosanct information on its American customers because of tips provided by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld.  130 Million Tons of Waste – If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents of Kingston, Tenn., being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled?  Al Pacino – In a rare sit-down interview, Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino talks about his films and how he prepares for them, including his latest movie in which he starred as Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Wealthy, self-funded women candidates break records and spend millions on their campaigns; 2-Girls entering puberty earlier: social consequences; 3-Are Christians under attack?  Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Darlene Kennedy, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Sabrina Schaeffer. Web exclusive: California’s Gay Marriage Debate – Same-sex couples in California may soon be able to marry.

Univison’s Al Punto: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security; State Representative Stephen Sandstrom, Republican of Utah; Ricardo Alarcón, President of Caracol Radio.

Virtually Speaking: Stuart Zechman and Chris Kendrick.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:Seeds of Change goes beyond the headlines of the last Presidential campaign to describe what really happened in ACORN’s massive voter registration drives, why it triggered an unrelenting attack by Fox News and the Republican Party, and how it confronted its internal divisions and scandals.”  Chat with John Atlas about his new book, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Join John Roecker and Teddy Partridge to find out Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars But Were Afraid to Ask, Monday 8pm ET.

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