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Sunday Talking Heads: January 22, 2012

G’morning. Feel the Newtmentum?

New listings today – Moyers & Company, they’ll be talking money in politics. FDL Book Salon features Greg Palast’s Vultures’ Picnic In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, FDL Movie Night on the Underground Railroad in the West. Virtually Speaking with Joan McCarter and Jay Ackroyd.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Horse Race 2012 – Rick SantorumRoundtable: George Will, Matthew Dowd, Ron Brownstein, Katrina vanden Heuvel.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Horse Race 2012 – Newt Gingrich. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS). Roundtable:CBS News’ John Dickerson, TIME Magazine Columnist Joe Klein, Wall Street Journal Columnist Kelly Evans.

Chris Hayes: Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General of New York. David Stockman, President Reagan’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget. Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPERRY) MSNBC contributor and starting February 4th host of her own show on MSNBC following Up w/ Chris Hayes. Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) MSNBC contributor on the ground in South Carolina. Catherine Rampell (@crampell) economics writer for The New York Times.

Chris Matthews: Horse Race 2012 – What Makes Mitt Romney Tick? Who are the Republican Billionaires Funding the Anti-Obama Attack Ads?

CNN’s State of the Union: Horse Race 2012 – Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich. Then, Sen. Jim DeMint, “the South Carolina GOP ‘kingmaker.'” Also, House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC).

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: The world of “private equity.” With David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, the world’s biggest private equity firm. Roundtable: Arianna Huffington, Mort Zuckerman, David Frum, Steve Rattner. Later, the most popular politician in the world’s most dangerous country: Pakistan’s former sports hero Imran Khan. And the Arab Spring.

Fox News Sunday: Horse Race 2012 – Stuart Stevens, Chief Strategist of the Romney Campaign.  Speaker of the House John Boehner, Roundtable: Liz Cheney, Liz Marlantes, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi.

Moyers & Company: Money and politics – David Stockman, Gretchen Morgenson.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Horse Race 2012 – Newt Gingrich. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ).  Then, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and DC Mayor Vincent Gray discuss the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors.  Roundtable: Joe Scarborough, Mike Murphy, Katty Kay, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) talked about Republican primaries and what they mean for Democrats. He also discussed what President Obama is saying about Congress, the future of Social Security payroll tax cuts and budgets this year in Congress, and what Congress can accomplish in an election year.

Q & A: Author and reporter Diana West discussing her weekly online column which is syndicated in over 100 newspapers nationwide. She writes about cultural and political issues from a self described conservative viewpoint. She talks about some themes in her columns, including the spread of Islamic law throughout formerly non-Islamic areas of the western world and her opposition to the war in Afghanistan…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: The Great Migration -Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals. The Secret Language of Elephants – Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary. Bob Simon goes to Central Africa to listen to the language of the forest elephants first hand. Jane Goodall – Jane Goodall brings Lara Logan and “60 Minutes” cameras back to the forests of Tanzania, where she began her love affair with chimpanzees 50 years ago, to remind the public that chimps are endangered.

To the Contrary: Topics: Sexual Assault in the Military. Marianne Gingrich alleges Newt wanted an open marriage. Paid Parental Leave -Interview with Working Mother Media President Carol Evans. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Working Mother Media Director of Digital Media Helen Jonsen; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Independent Women’s Forum’s Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Univision’s Al Punto: Mike Hammer, Acting Assistant Secretary, Department of State; Maria Corina Machado, Venezuelan Opposition Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate; Bernardo Jurado, Former Ship Captain; Lucia Allain, Dream Act Student. Special coverage of South Carolina Primary with Univision News Correspondent Tifani Roberts.

Virtually Speaking: Joan McCarter – Senior Policy Editor for Daily Kos – joins Jay Ackroyd to discuss developments of the week, highlighting what’s been neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Vultures’ Picnic In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores. “Vultures’ Picnic shows how the big powers in the money and oil game slip the bonds of regulation over and over again, and simply destroy the rules that they themselves can’t write-and take advantage of nations and everyday people in the process. “Chat with Greg Palast about his new book with host Diane Wilson, 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Freedom Seekers: Stories From the Western Underground Railroad. “The Documentary tells stories of the dangerous escapes by Missouri slaves held in bondage  and thrilling adventures of Kansas Conductors and Stationmasters. Learn about the undercover activities of William Quantrill, the gun fight at the Wakarusa Valley cabin of Joseph Gardner, The Immortal 10, forged slave passes and many more previously untold stories of the Underground Railroad. See footage of the Quindaro, Kansas ruins where many Freedom Seekers hid in cellars, wells and hidden rooms.”  Come join host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.

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