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Sunday Talking Heads: October 24, 2010

Wake up sleepyheads.  Many thanks to watertiger for the too cute video.  She and digby will be on Virtually Speaking today.  CNN is hosting a debate with the big three candidates for Senator.   Ted Rall will be here for Book Salon with his Anti-American Manifesto.  Newsmakers has a conversation with Phil Angelides, chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.  And there are a lot of other talking heads babbling about the dial.

Washington Journal: 7:30am – Michael Gordon, New York Times, Chief Military Correspondent. 8am – Patricia Murphy, Politics Daily, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief and Vaughn Ververs,, Political Editor.  8:45am – Charlie Gasparino, Author, “Bought and Paid For: The Unholy alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street” and Fox Business Channel, Senior Correspondent. 9:20am – Michael McDonald, George Mason University, Associate Professor.

ABC’s This Week: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine. Roundtable: George Will, Ed Gillespie, Anita Dunn, Amy Walter.  Then, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Hugh Shelton (Ret.) – new book.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Karl Rove. Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.),

Chris Matthews: Katty Kay, Dan Rather, Andrew Sullivan, Cynthia Tucker.  Topics: Did President Obama Push His Own Agenda To His Party’s Detriment? Will Tea Party Members Go Rogue On Republicans And Form A Third Party?

CNN’s State of the Union: Crowley moderates a Florida Senate Debate with Gov. Charlie Crist (I), Rep. Kendrick Meek (D), Marco Rubio (R) live at 9am ET.

Fareed Zakaria’s – GPS: Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Peter Bergen on where bin Laden is.  The censoring of Fareed’s interview with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.  And more.

Fox News Sunday: Pat Toomey, US Senate Candidate (R-PA).  Gov. Joe Manchin, US Senate Candidate (D-WV).  Roundtable: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.  Power Player of the Week: Ted Leonsis, Founder, CEO Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Chairman of the Republican Party Michael Steele.  Roundtable: David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Harold Ford Jr., Rachel Maddow, Rick Santelli.

Phil Angelides discusses his role as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Chair. He explains how the commission is navigation through what he calls “a politically charged process” to fulfill their responsibilities of exposing the causes of the economic depression and getting that information out to the public.

Q & A: Charles Johnson and William McKay. Two former parliamentarians, one for the U.S. House of Representatives and the other for the British House of Commons. Together they have written a book comparing and contrasting the two bodies. It’s called “Parliament & Congress: Representation & Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century.”

Religion & Ethics: The Pope’s New Cardinals.  Legalizing Marijuana.  Australia’s First Saint.  Pilgrimage of Remembrance & Healing.

60 Minutes: The 99ers – Even after an extension of unemployment benefits to 99 weeks, many of those about to go off the program are in a quandary. Scott Pelley talks to some of them in California’s Silicon Valley.  Jane Goodall – Back to the forests of Tanzania, where she began her love affair with chimpanzees 50 years ago, to remind the public that chimps are endangered.  Top Gear – A quirky British television show about cars has become a hit almost everywhere but the U.S. Witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1-White House woos women voters; 2- Female pols attack the men; 3-Why the Women’s Bureau matters to you.  Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Karen Czarnecki, Melinda Henneberger, Tara Setmayer.  Web exclusive: Women Make Progress Globally A new United Nations report finds men and women are closing the gender gap globally.

Univison’s Al Punto: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus; Rep.  Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL); Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Carly Fiorina; Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ); and Ruth McClung, Republican Candidate to the Congressional District in Arizona

Virtually Speaking: digby and watertiger.  Looming midterms will be on the Sunday teevee shows, and on our air.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: The Anti-American Manifesto. “In arguably his most radical book published in decades, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse.”  Hosted by David Axe, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Emperor of Hemp.  “Whether you’re already a true believer, or you’re still not quite convinced, or you just plain haven’t been paying attention, “Emperor of Hemp” will open your eyes and mind to the true history of the incredibly beneficial hemp plant and to the dark secrets of marijuana prohibition.”  8pm ET.

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