Sunday Talking Heads: January 9, 2011
The horrific shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, Judge John Roll, Christina Taylor Green and others in Tuscan Arizona yesterday has changed the originally scheduled lineups on many of these shows.
Here is Giffords reading the First Amendment during the House’s Constitution read-in Thursday. Chilling. (h/t Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire.)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Washington Journal: 7:45am – Peter Wehner, Ethics & Public Policy Center, Senior Fellow & Bill Press, Radio Talk Show Host. 8:30am – Stephen Bell, Bipartisan Policy Center, Visiting Scholar. 9:15am – Julie Rovner, National Public Radio, Health Policy Correspondent.
ABC’s This Week: Amanpour in Tucson to speak to some of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ friends and colleagues including Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona, and the chair or the New Democratic Coalition Rep. Jeff Crowley. Plus, up-to-the-minute reports from ABC News’ team of correspondents from Tucson, Arizona to Washington, Roundtable: George Will, Dick Armey, Howard Dean, Arianna Huffington.
CBS’ Face The Nation: What Will Get Done in the New Congress? Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Democratic Whip; Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of Democratic Policy Committee; Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Republican Whip.
Chris Matthews: Topics: New “12 for ’12” Series: Will Mitt Romney Remain The 2012 GOP Frontrunner? Why Is The GOP Trying To Repeal Health Care?
CNN’s State of the Union: “The brazen shooting of a U.S. congresswoman. A nine-year-old girl and a federal judge are among the six dead. One dozen more are wounded. A suspect is in custody as a country searches for answers. We’ll bring you the very latest from Tucson, Arizona from CNN’s full spate of resources.” Lamar Alexander, the chair of the Senate Republican Conference, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. Then, the freshman files, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA). White House shake-up, John Podesta and Ed Gillespie.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: George Clooney and John Prendergast from South Sudan. Then Fareed on what 2011 holds. Roundtable: Eliot Spitzer, David Remnick of the New Yorker, Wall Street Journalist columnist Bret Stephens, Chrystia Freeland of Reuters. Then Baghdad, Pakistan. Ending with “how much it might cost to buy a big white house in Washington D.C. Prices are dropping!”
Fox News Sunday: Brett Baier hosts. A new Senate convenes, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Chris Coons (DE). Then, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet The Press: “We’ll bring you the latest on the shooting of Arizona Congressman Gabrielle Giffords, including live reports from the field and a special roundtable.” How will the Democrats follow through on their agenda with a slimmer majority? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Roundtable: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID).
Newsmakers: During his tenure as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) was deeply involved in the framing of the health care law. On C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, Rep. Waxman shares his reaction now that Republican leaders are moving forward in their attempts to repeal the law.
Q & A: Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News. She has been with ABC since 1993 in various positions including White House Correspondent and Pentagon Correspondent. Her reporting of the war has taken her to Iraq 20 times.
Religion & Ethics: Haiti Earthquake Anniversary. James Wolfensohn. An Unconventional history of Human Rights. Seamen’s Church Institute.
60 Minutes: The Big Gamble – Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Silver or Lead – Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of “silver or lead” – join us and we will pay you or don’t and we’ll kill you. A Living For The Dead – Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and so is Michael Jackson. But as Steve Kroft reports, they are very much alive when it comes to earning money for their estates.
To The Contrary: Topics: Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s comments on the 14th Amendment and women’s rights; whether children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should be denied birthright citizenship; and Rwanda’s political milestone of leading the world for female representation in government. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Genevieve Wood, Debra Carnahan, Tara Setmayer.
Univision’s Al Punto: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco (R-TX); Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX); Choc Quib Town, Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop Group.
Virtually Speaking: Digby and Glenn Greenwald are two of the most prominent writers in the left blogosphere. Developments of the week are discussed.
FDL Book Salon: The Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble. Chat with Eric Janszen about his new book, hosted by Scott Nelson, 5pm ET.
FDL’s Movie Night Monday: There will be no movie night this week.