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Sunday Talking Heads: November 27, 2011

Hope you enjoy Dee’s Legendary Chocolate Biscuit Cake. Wanted to get you started on your holiday baking – for the greater good. Video h/t Laughing Squid.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Super Committee – Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) explains why there was no deal.  Roundtable: Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson, Jonathan Karl, Michael Gerson.  Then, Colin Powell, founding chairman of America’s Promise Alliance on giving back.  Finally, Matt Damon and Gary White, co-founders of, on clean water.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Bestselling authors Kathryn Stockett (The Help), Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs), Michael Lewis (Boomerang), and Condoleezza Rice (No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington).

CNN’s State of the Union: Herman Cain. Condoleezza Rice. Political advertising – Ken Goldstein; former Hillary Clinton adviser Kiki McLean; and former advertising director for President George W. Bush, Mark McKinnon.

Chris Hayes: dunno.

Chris Matthews: Obama and Romney Are Already Running Against Each Other. Will Some Big Sports Universities Do Anything To Keep the Magic Going?

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: dunno.

Fox News Sunday: Jon Huntsman. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Charles Lane, Liz Cheney, Jeff Zeleny.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Chair of the Democratic Policy Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, Grover Norquist. Roundtable: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Michael Eric Dyson, Jon Meacham, Rich Lowry.

Newsmakers: Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He gives the House Progressives’ perspective on what’s next for deficit reduction, federal spending and legislative priorities overall, after the deficit “Super Committee” failed to come to an agreement. The Progressive Caucus said this week it will present its own plan for deficit reduction and jobs…

Q & A: Author Simon Winchester discusses the paperback release of his latest historical narrative, “Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories.” He explains his mission for writing this sweeping history of one of the world’s great oceans…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Hard Times Generation – Scott Pelley brings “60 Minutes” cameras back to central Florida to document another level of homelessness – kids and their parents living in cars. The Flavorists – Meet the scientists behind the real and artificial flavors that make foods and beverages so tasty. Morley Safer reports on this fascinating industry that food manufacturers depend on, but which critics say make some people dependent on less-than-healthy food choices. Angelina – Bob Simon profiles international film star Angelina Jolie, who has gone behind the camera to direct a film for the first time.

To the Contrary: Topics: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients. Sperm Donor Rights. The National Family Caregiver crisis—Free home healthcare. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Judge; Feminist Majority’s Kim Gandy; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Univision’s Al Punto: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-CA); Emilio Gonzalez, Republican Political Analyst; Francisco Javier Guerrero, Electoral Advisor, Instituto Federal Electoral; Placido Domingo, Grammy Award-winning Tenor.

Virtually Speaking: Avedon Carol and Jay Ackroyd discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts,  drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funny Bobblespeak Translations.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL Book Salon: Breaking Point – How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans.  “Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the reach of ordinary Americans. Primary health care, the fundamental foundation of all high-performing health care systems in the world, is a critical but ignored casualty of the current system.” Come join author John Geyman and host Wendell Potter for the discussion, 5pm ET.

FDL Movie Night Monday: Becoming Santa. “Jack [Sanderson] decided the best way to get through Christmas was to be the eye of the Christmas Season storm. Jack would become Santa Claus and do as many of the things Santa is asked to do as possible.”  Join the party with writer/producer Jack Sanderson, Santa, director/producer Jeff Myers, and host Lisa Derrick at 8pm ET.

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