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Sunday Talking Heads: March 27, 2011

Well, no real surprises this morning although I gotta wonder if Fox News Sunday is even trying anymore.

“Wow.  What suspense!  Can Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates go on three straight shows and hide their disagreement over Libya?    Can McCain, Gingrich and Lieberman be on the same Fox show without there being a core meltdown and massive release of radioactive gas?   And can the nation’s unemployed, battered economy and common sense survive the combined demagoguery and stupidity of Holtz-Eaken and Rivlin?   I can hardly wait  . . . to go to a movie.” -Scarecrow

Our own Cindy Kouril hosts the Bad News: How America’s Business Press Missed the Story of the Century Book Salon which is guaranteed to be lively. “Virtually Speaking” brings you Avedon Carol and the Bobblespeaker.

The morning video here is to give you the courage to go out and make your day.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Jake Tapper. Libya with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.  Then ” the man who helped guide America into two other wars, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. “Known and Unknown.” Roundtable: George Will, former Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA), national correspondent at The Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg, and Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy.

CBS’ Face The Nation: Libya with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union: Libya: the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin; then former director of the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.  Japan: Joe Cirincione.  Finally, the economy with Alice Rivlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: With Gloria Borger. The Middle East and Malcolm Gladwell.

Fox News Sunday: Newt Gingrich. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)Roundtable: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet The Press: Libya with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Roundtable: Bob Woodward, Ted Koppel, Tom Ricks, Savannah Guthrie.

Newsmakers: The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is fighting to save her organization’s budget. Joining C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, she accused Republicans of turning a social issue into “a political vendetta against women’s healthcare.”…

Q & A: Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times. He writes his opinion pieces using graphs and charts. He also writes a blog called “By The Numbers.” Mr. Blow worked for the Times as Graphics Director for nine years.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: The New Tax Havens – American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate of 35 percent, among the highest in the world. One Child At A Time – Wars can literally shatter children’s lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. The Sage of St. Anthony – Tiny Catholic high school St. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J., doesn’t even have its own gym, but it has Coach Bob Hurley, who has taken the team, now ranked number-one in the nation, to 24 state championships.

To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Women warriors: the roles Clinton, Rice, and Powers played in the decision to bomb Libya; 2- He-covery: men make more gains in the recovering job market; 3- Ambassador Karen Kornbluh on global women’s economic empowerment. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Judge and former federal prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Univision’s Al Punto: President Barack Obama; Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador; Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks; Jose Rico, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Actors Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

Virtually Speaking: Culture of Truth and Avedon Carol.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Bad News: How America’s Business Press Missed the Story of the Century. “As the recent U.S. financial crisis unfolded, journalists struggled to keep up with the biggest story of the century. After the markets unraveled and the economy began spiraling downward, reporters raced to cover an unfamiliar cast of characters and an alphabet soup of derivatives and toxic financial instruments.” Chat with Anya Schiffrin about her new book, hosted by our own Cynthia Kouril, 5pmET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: The Restaurateur,a one-hour, cinema verité, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of not one but two world class restaurants.”  Join Lisa Derrick and the film’s creator, Roger Sherman, 8pm ET.

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