Sunday Talking Heads: March 20, 2011.
Well, originally Dr. Steven Chu was scheduled for the full Ginsberg but he got bumped off a couple shows by Adm. Mike Mullen. Needless to say, the big stories today are Libya and Japan, with a little Budget thrown in for luck. Many of the same-old same-olds are scheduled to enlighten you.
Locally, we have Marcy Wheeler appearing with Joe Wilson on Virtually Speaking. Have questions for them? California Sherry will pass them on for you.
Foreshocks! I marveled at this animation of the earthquake swarm around Japan, it goes from March 9th to March 14th, the 9.0 was March 11, 2011. We are all hoping for the best for Fukushima Fifty but it’s grim.
ABC’s This Week: Libya. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Then French ambassador to the United Nations Gérard Araud and former Libyan ambassador to the United States Ali Suleiman Aujali, who recently resigned from his post renouncing the Gadhafi regime. Roundtable: George Will, Paul Wolfowitz, Jane Harman, Robin Wright. Finally, Japan. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Plus, Michael Chertoff and Bill Richardson.
CBS’ Face The Nation: Libya and Japan. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Then, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). Plus reports from CBS Correspondents.
Chris Matthews: Is President Obama Failing To Lead? Could Republican Red Hots Spoil The Party?
CNN’s State of the Union: Libya. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Then, former CENTCOM commander Adm. William Fallon (Ret.) and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers (Ret.). Plus, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Then, Japan. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Then, Sharon Squassoni, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and radiation epidemiologist John Boice.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Japan. Howard Stringer, the Chairman & CEO of Japan’s electronic giant, Sony. Then, “why in the world is Al Qaeda publishing a women’s magazine?” Plus, Pakistan with reporter Ahmed Rashid.
Fox News Sunday: Libya. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). Japan. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet The Press: Libya. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell, Helene Cooper, EJ Dionne, Kim Strassel.
Newsmakers: Gregory Jaczko, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair.
Q & A: Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. She is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Partnership for New York City is a nonprofit group of businesses who work to improve the economy of the city.
60 Minutes: Japan – Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled a power plant. The N-word – A Southern publisher’s sanitized edition of “Huckleberry Finn” that replaces the N-word with “slave” over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. The Archbishop – In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York’s Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church, his current mission and the state of the church in America.
To The Contrary: Topics : 1- Will the revolutions in the Middle East help or hurt women? 2- The advertising power of mom bloggers; 3- Fat Studies: Colleges offer courses in weight and body image. Panelists: The Feminist Majority’s Kim Gandy; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.
Univision’s Al Punto: Senator Cristovam Buarque, Vice President of the Commission of Foreign Relations and National Defense of Brazil; Francisco Altschul, Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States; Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State; and Luis Echavarri, Director-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency.
Virtually Speaking: Former US diplomat Joe Wilson and Marcy Wheeler talk about the tension between transparency, security in a ‘free’ society. 9-11pm ET.
FDL Book Salon: Mediactive. “You and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us — by being active consumers and participants. Here’s how.” Chat with author Dan Gillmor and host Barry Eisler, 5pm ET.