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Sunday Talking Heads: January 23, 2011

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Many discussions scheduled this morning on the upcoming State of the Union address, and also the new Congress.  Christopher Hitchens sits down for an hour with Brian Lamb (Q&A), and Cliff Schecter and Culture of Truth are Virtually Speaking.

Teddy Partridge hosts Tracy Baim for a discussion about Obama and the Gays at FDL’s Book Salon.  And Movie Night Monday does Dragnet.

Twolf1’s picture of this handsome American Bald Eagle was taken at Lake Ontelaunee in eastern PA, remember twolf1’s Ontelaunee Sunrise?

Here are your Sunday Talking Heads:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Exclusive! Three retiring Senators – Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).  Then, behind the scenes with three newbies – Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Roundtable: George Will, Paul Krugman, Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile – tough compromises and newly emboldened Republicans.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Exclusive! Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).

Chris Matthews: Will President Obama’s State of the Union Offer Republicans A Deal They Cannot Refuse? Riding The Tiger: Are Chinese Mothers Really Superior To Western Mothers?

CNN’s State of the Union: Colin Powell. Then Paul Begala and Michael Gerson. Richard Norton Smith on Presidential addresses.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Chinese President Hu Jintao’s State Visit, with Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Fareed on the upcoming State of the Union address. And more, including the pulverization of an Afghan village.

Fox News Sunday: Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams. Power Player: Richard Dreyfuss.

NBC’s Meet The Press: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)Roundtable: Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Karen Hughes, John Podesta,  Ron Brownstein, Erin Burnett.

Newsmakers: House Rules Committee Chair David Dreier (R-CA) discusses how next week’s House vote, combined with the other work done so far by Congress will fulfill the Republicans “Pledge to America” agenda.

Q & A: Christopher Hitchens discusses his cancer in this Q&A interview and his wish to continue writing about it as well as advocating more attention to cancer treatments currently in advanced experimental stages.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Preempted for football.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Is competition holding women back in the workplace?  2- The kids are alright: the “Tiger mom’s” daughter responds; 3-Reality TV’s impact on women. Panelists: Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; and Feminist Blogger Shelby Knox.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL); Maria Cardona, Democratic Strategist; Dr. Michael B. Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States; Andres Oppenheimer, Journalist, Columnist and Author; Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, Mexican Film Director.

Virtually Speaking: Cliff Schecter and Culture of Truth.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage. “The book presents an in-depth look at Obama’s trajectory on gay issues.” Chat with author Tracy Baim and our own Teddy Partridge, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: “This week’s movie night features Dragnet including one episode from 1968 in which Friday and Gannon are assigned to the Emergency Control Center to prevent riots after the shooting of Dr. Martin Luther King; and a very ironic  half hour, set in the Foothill Division where Friday & Gannon are assigned as community relationship officers.” Come discuss Dragnet and policing with Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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