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Sunday Talking Heads: July 3, 2011

Holiday weekend limiting the guest lists I think. You’re in luck though, you do get the Three Amigos! Wimbledon preempts Meet the Press, sorry to say (“Never has the word ‘preempted’ be cause for such joy. Any chance that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will make Wimbledon an ongoing biweekly series instead of a once-a-year gig?” – Peterr).

We have an exceptional Book Salon for you today, so tune in, the hot dogs will keep, I promise.

I hope you all have picnics galore to go to, and fireworks aplenty.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: The battle for the Constitution. Roundtable: George Will; Michael Eric Dyson, a professor at Georgetown University; Jill Lepore, a professor of history at Harvard University; Richard Stengel. Immigration Roundtable: Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, a first-generation American; former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL), who immigrated from Cuba as a boy, and Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the Washington Post who recently published an article acknowledging he is an undocumented immigrant. Then to Pontiac, MI, in search of the American Dream.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. John Kasich (R-OH)Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D-L.A.).

CNN’s State of the Union: Middle East – Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). “Making it in America.” – First, jobs with AOL co-founder and Chair of the White House Startup America Partnership, Steve Case. Then, housing – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. Education – Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada. Savings – with personal finance expert Suze Orman. And, the American Dream – entrepreneur Russell Simmons. “Finally, we check in with some lawmakers to ask them: ‘What does the American dream mean to you?'”

Chris Matthews: How new media have affected modern politics.  And new media’s upsides.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.

Fox News Sunday: Debt ceiling – Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Afghanistan – Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Roundtable: Bill Kristol; Nina Easton; Chris Stirewalt, Fox News Digital Politics Editor; Kirsten Powers, New York Post Columnist & Fox News. Finally, Gary Sinise,

NBC’s Meet the Press: preempted by Wimbledon.

Newsmakers: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will hold up the Senate’s business next week to force a debate on the debt limit. The Senate canceled its Fourth of July break to ensure discussions on raising the debt ceiling continues, but most of the discussions are happening behind the scenes….

Q & A: Scott Miller, author of the new book on the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901. In particular, the book examines McKinley and his assassin, Leon Czolgosz, in the context of the era in which they lived. …

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: The murder of Louis Allen – Steve Kroft’s 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI’s list. 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 Library – No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library – except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man.

To The Contrary: Topics:: Sexual Assault Case against former IMF Chief Dominique Strauus-Kahn in jeopardy. Homework Reform: The Los Angeles Unified School District is making homework count for only 10% of students’ grades because they feel many children’s home lives are not conducive to doing work. The State of Women: Working Mother editor in chief Carol Evans talks about how America is falling behind several other countries in advancement of women. Guest Host: Patricia Murphy. Panelists: Public Notice’s Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; The Black Snob’s Editor Danielle Belton; Feminist Majority’s Kim Gandy; and Independent Women’s Forum’s Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily.

Univision’s Al Punto: Ambassador Otto Reich, Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela; Rigoberta Menchu, Candidate for President of Guatemala; Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ);
Luis Vera, National General Counsel for LULAC; José Hernández, Astronaut STS-128 Mission.

Virtually Speaking. No show Sunday.

C-SPAN’s Book TV: In Depth with Linda Hogan.

FDL’s Book Salon: Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present.  “A vividly told history of how greed bred America’s economic ills over the last forty years, and of the men most responsible for them.” Chat with author Jeff Madrick, hosted by Max Fraad Wolff.  5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: The Blob, the cult classic. Watch online, then talk with Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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