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Sunday Talking Heads: September 5, 2010

Well that’s it, summer’s over, back to school.

Washington Journal: 7:45am – Alex Isenstadt, Politico, Nat’l Political Reporter. 8:30am – Kevin Hassett, AEI, Economic Policy Studies Director. 9:15am – Paul Taylor, Pew Hispanic Center, Director.

ABC’s This Week: On the release of his new memoir, “A Journey,” Tony  Blair reflects. Roundtable: George Will, Tom Friedman, Paul Krugman, Mary Jordan of The Washington Post.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Harry Smith hosts. Laura Tyson, Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics, Chief Economist; Gretchen Morgenson, NYT Assistant Business and Financial Editor; Nancy Cordes, CBS News Capitol Hill Correspondent; Jim VandeHei, Politico Executive Editor.

Chris Matthews: Cynthia Tucker, Howard Fineman, Michael Duffy, Norah O’DonnellTopics: If Democrats Lose Big this Fall, Will All Fingers Point at President Obama Himself? The Top Five Republicans Definitely Running for President.

CNN’s State of the Union: The economy. AFL-CIO’s President, Richard Trumka and the President of the National Association of Small Business, Todd McCracken. Roundtable: Ron Fournier, Editor-in-Chief of the National Journal, Michael Duffy, Assistant Managing Editor of Time, Elisabeth Bumiller, Pentagon Correspondent for the New York Times.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: William Browder, once the largest foreign investor in Russia. His money made him a target and someone close to him paid the ultimate price. Then, one of London’s own jihadi radicals, Anjem Choudary. And then, Zhang Xin who grew up in the slums of Hong Kong and is now worth billions of dollars. Zhang, one of China’s biggest real estate developers, speaks candidly about what she finds wrong with the Chinese system that made her so rich.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ). Tim Kaine, Chairman, Democratic National Committee. Fox News AllStars: Stephen Hayes, Mara Liasson, Chris Stirewalt, Fox News Digital Politics Editor, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Afghanistan, Middle East, the economy. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). David Plouffe. Roundtable: Erin Burnett, Charlie Cook, E.J. Dionne, Rich Lowry.

Newsmakers: Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard. He restated the Coast Guard’s commitment to the Gulf States impacted by the oil spill. He also discussed the upcoming fiscal year and the budgetary challenges of the Coast Guard, as they relate to fleet improvements and the long-term mission of the Coast Guard. And lastly, the Admiral provided an overview of the Coast Guard’s daily domestic role for protecting U.S. waterways, particularly since 9/11.

Q & A: Financial analyst Meredith Whitney, chief executive officer of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC. Her firm provides independent investment research and strategic advisory services for financial companies. In late 2007, she was the first analyst to predict major losses for Citigroup, one of the world’s largest financial services companies.

Religion & Ethics: Was the Iraq War RIght? Islamic Center Controversy. Shofar Family. Ethics and Iraq.

60 Minutes: The $60 Billion Fraud – Medicare and Medicaid fraudsters are beating U.S. taxpayers out of an estimated $90 billion a year – $60 billion of it from Medicare – using a billing scam that is surprisingly easy to execute. The SEED School – There’s a unique school that’s giving kids from an inner-city neighborhood that only graduates 33 percent of its high school students a shot at college they never had before. Tennis Twins – Pro tennis’ leading doubles champions are identical twins who are so coordinated on the court that their opponents actually suspect they have twin telepathy.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Wage gap reversal: Young women outearn their male peers; 2- Employers push more health care costs to workers; 3- Women in the labor movement. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Karen Czarnecki; Amanda TerkelOnline exclusive: Ending Sexism in Politics – Women’s groups launch a new campaign in hopes of ending sexism in politics.

Univision’s Al Punto: Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador; Porfirio Lobo, President of Honduras; Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, Democratic Primary Candidate for New York’s 15th Congressional District; and Isabel Toledo, World Renowned Fashion Designer.

Virtually Speaking: No show today.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: to be rescheduled.

FDL Movie Night: to be rescheduled.

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