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Sunday Talking Heads: February 25, 2012

Wake up, little hummer, wake up! It’s morningtime. (h/t Dependable Renegade.)

Teddy’s right, Chris Hayes is singlehandedly remaking Sunday mornings.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Rick Santorum.  “Michigan Governor and Romney backer Rick Snyder faces off against Massachusetts Governor and Obama campaign co-chair Deval Patrick.”  Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, host of Current TV’s “The War Room,” and former Republican Michigan Gov. John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable.

CBS’ Face the Nation: New Jersey Governor and Mitt Romney supporter Chris Christie. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Chair of the Democratic Governors Association.

Chris Hayes: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) (@SenJeffMerkley), introduced the “Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act” in 2010, a plan to eliminate the need for imported oil by 2030. Ann-Marie Slaughter (@slaughteram), former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill), Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Zainab Salbi (@zainabsalbi), founder of Women for Women International.  Elise Jordan (@elise_jordan), former speechwriter for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and contributor to National Review and Daily Beast. Eyal Press (@eyalpress), author of Beatuiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times. Hooman Majd (@hmajd), Iranian author of The Ayatollah’s Democracy: An Iranian Challenge and The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran. Dan Dicker (@Dan_Dicker), CNBC contributor and author of Oil’s Endless Bid.

Chris Matthews:

CNN’s State of the Union: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs. Then, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).  Plus, gas prices – former Shell CEO John Hofmeister.  Finally, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI).

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:

Fox News Sunday: Mitt RomneyGov. Mitch DanielsRoundtable: Bill Kristol, Evan Bayh, Ed Gillespie, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company: Critic Neal Gabler on where movies end and politics begins.  Also, poet Christian Wiman on faith, love, and verse. And a Bill Moyers Essay on opting out of immunization.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Rick SantorumGov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) and Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ)Roundtable: Republican strategist and former McCain ’08 senior strategist Steve Schmidt, Harold Ford, Jr., Kathleen Parker, Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers: Jon Leibowitz on the Obama administration’s proposal for new privacy protections for people using the internet and smartphones. The proposals come as an increasing number of companies have collected personal information about internet users.

Q & A: Neera Tanden, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress. Tanden details the mission and current goals of the Washington, D.C. based think tank. She states that the Center was founded in 2003 because there was no single progressive organization that focused on economic policy, domestic policy, and national security. She describes how her organization puts forward views through policy analysis. She reveals that for 2012, the Center will be working on a progressive tax reform policy. Tanden talks about sources of funding for the Center for American Progress and states that no one individual or corporation contributes more than ten percent of her group’s annual budget of $40 million dollars with approximately 250 employees…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: The Birdmen – In the latest craze that has killed several extreme adventurers, men don wing suits, jump off mountain tops and glide at speeds of 140 miles per hour. Steve Kroft reports. The Sharkman – Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with Great White sharks and the South African diver who’s spent more time up close with the ocean’s most feared predator than anyone else. Alone on the Wall – 60 Minutes cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Lara Logan interviews the 26-year-old about his technique and his sport where there can be no mistakes.

To the Contrary: Topics: Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill fight back, holding their own hearing on contraception. Then, French women will no longer be called ‘mademoiselle’. Behind the Headlines: A high schooler spends her senior year pretending to be pregnant to challenge stereotypes about pregnant teens. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Organization for Women’s Action Vice President Erin Matson; and Independent Women’s Forum’s Nicole Kurokawa Neily.

Univision’s Al Punto: Joe Arpaio
, Sheriff of Maricopa County; Enrique Bolaños, Former President of Nicaragua; Cristina Pereyra, Univision Legal Analyst.

Virtually Speaking: Marcy Wheeler and David Dayen discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Listen live and later on BTR. 1pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street. “More than 100,000 public employees, teachers, students, and their allies descended on the capital in Madison, Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker announced his plan to eliminate the right of public sector employees to unionize. The struggle (and the Democratic caucus’ escape to Indiana in order to prevent a quorum from being reached) elicited extensive national media coverage and debate—as well as enormous grassroots support for protestors. Uprising provides an anatomy of the event and its implications for the political future of the nation.” Come chat with John Nichols about his new book, hosted by Robert W. McChesney.  5:00pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Phunny Business.  “Using stills, archival performance footage and interviews, PHUNNY BUSINESS: A BLACK COMEDY chronicles the rise and fall of All Jokes Aside™ and salutes the legendary showcase for its major contribution to comedy history. Will the club ever re-open? You never know, it’s a PHUNNY BUSINESS, but a television series as well as a reunion special are currently being developed to accompany the release of the documentary.”  Come talk with producer Reid Brody, producer/writer Raymond Lambert and host Lisa Derrick.  Monday, 8:00pm ET.

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