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Sunday Talking Heads: January 15, 2012

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The South Carolina primary is January 21, so from here on in, I guess it’s all South Carolina, all the time. Polling shows Mitt is rising, but Rick Santorum did pick up a key (for him) endorsement this weekend.

We have Dylan Ratigan with Bill Black for FDL’s Book Salon, tomorrow night is a fascinating space story for FDL’s Movie Night. And don’t forget Virtually Speaking with Culture of Truth and digby this evening.

Here are your listings:

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Horse Race 2012 – Rick Perry.  Then, Stephen ColbertRoundtable: George Will,Cokie Roberts, Jonathan Karl, Peggy Noonan, Paul Krugman.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Horse Race 2012 – Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum. Then, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). Also, Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas,

Chris Hayes: SOPA, among other things.  Jack Abramoff, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Bob Herbert. Katrina vandenHuevalAlexis Ohanian.  NBC Universal General Counsel Rick Cotton.

Chris Matthews: Horse Race 2012 – Will Mitt Romney Wrap it Up in South Carolina? Why Evangelicals Will Vote for a Mormon.

CNN’s State of the Union: Horse Race 2012 – Rick Perry.  Senior Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ),  Finally, South Carolina evangelical leaders, Bob Jones III,  chancellor Bob Jones University and Reverend Brad Atkins, president South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Paul Krugman and Ken Rogoff.  Former Iraq Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, then Max Boot debates Peter Galbraith. Plus What in the World, why high oil prices seem to be breaking a basic rule of economics.

Fox News Sunday: Horse Race 2012 – Rick Santorum. Rick Tyler, Senior Adviser, Winning Our Future, Gingrich SuperPac and Chris Chocola, President and CEO, Club for Growth, private equity supporter.  Roundtable: Brit Hume., Kirsten Powers, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Horse Race 2012 – Newt Gingrich. Also, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tea-Party backed freshman, Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Newsmakers: The guest on Newsmakers is Richard Land, who is the President of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics Religious Liberty Commission. Mr Land discusses what social and religious conservatives are looking for among the Republican candidates in Campaign 2012. A group of Christian conservatives is meeting this weekend in Texas to discuss the Presidential campaign.

Q & A: Author and reporter Glenn Kessler. He discusses his role as The Fact Checker columnist for The Washington Post. In his newspaper column and online, Kessler examines the statements of political figures and diplomats. Based upon his evaluation of the accuracy of the statements, he awards as many as four “Pinocchios” to the speaker, and explains his reasoning in the story. He talks about the criticism of fact checking columns and websites from both the left and the right, particularly in this political season…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Groupon – In his first major interview since taking the multibillion dollar Internet company public late last year, the founder and CEO of online daily deals site Groupon talks about the company Forbes called the fastest growing in the world. Lesley Stahl interviews Andrew Mason. Qatar – The tiny and prosperous Middle Eastern country with no income taxes and free health care is an island of calm in a sea of unrest as neighbors like Syria, Egypt and Bahrain experience social upheaval. Jake – At 13 years old, Jake Barnett is already attending college and tutoring his much older “peers.” In fact, the math and science prodigy was acing college courses when he was just eight and hopes to use his gift to change the world someday.

To the Contrary: Topics: Interview with Angelina Jolie: “In The Land of Blood & Honey.” Michele Obama gets a twitter account, Presidents and Presidential candidates and their spouses. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Progressive Magazine’s Ruth Conniff; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; and Capitol Strategies’ President Cheri Jacobus.

Univision’s Al Punto: Emilio Gonzalez, Noticias Univision Republican Analyst; Fabian Nuñez, Noticias Univision Democratic Analyst; Arnoldo Torres, Expert on Hispanic Issues; Ignacio Rodriguez Reina, Director “Emeequis”; Humberto Padgett, Journalist “Emeequis”; Diego Luna, Mexican Actor and Producer.

Virtually Speaking: Culture of Truth and digby discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been 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’s Book Salon: Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry.  “Employing the nuanced reporting and critical analysis that have earned him so much respect, Ratigan describes the five “vampires” that are sucking the nation dry, including an educational system that values mediocrity above all else; a healthcare system that is among the priciest and least-effective infrastructures in the industrialized world; a political system in which lobbyists write legislation; a “master-slave” relationship with our Chinese bankers; and an addiction to foreign oil that has sapped our willingness to innovate.” Come join Dylan Ratigan and host Bill Black. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Man On A Mission. “Firmly ensconced in the geeky pantheon of computer legends since high school, Richard Garriott can afford to pursue his dreams – even the wildly improbable ones. For instance, following in his astronaut father’s footsteps. NASA won’t take you because of bad eyes? No problem! Pioneer your own private space industry and buy a $30 million seat on a Russian Soyuz. Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with Richard on his years-long quest to be the second Garriott into space. And maybe come back.”  So please, come chat with astronaut Richard Garriott, director MIKE WOOLF, executive producer BRADY DIAL, and host Lisa Derrick as we prepare for lift off, 8pm ET.

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