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Sunday Talking Heads: March 25, 2012

Ricky and Lucy, a mating pair of osprey in Delaware, prepare their nest as the sun rises in the background. (photo: twolf1)

Where’s the coffee?!

Masaccio hosts FDL’s Book Salon this afternoon, Broke. Stuart Zechman and Avedon Carol are Virtually Speaking this evening. And Holy Rollers is our Movie Night Monday.

Topics on the shows today are the shooting of hoodiest Trayvon Martin, Afghanistan, the upcoming Supreme Court case on Obamacare, and of course, the Horse Race – among other topics.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week: Obama senior advisor David Plouffe.  Then, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)Roundtable: ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts, Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile, political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, and “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Rick Santorum. House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Chair of the Democratic Policy Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Chris Hayes: Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins), author of The God Delusion and The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. Steven Pinker (@sapinker), cognitive scientist, professor at Harvard University’s Department of Psychology, and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. Jamila Bey (@jbey), host of The Sex, Politics, and Religion Hour on the Voice of Russia Radio Network and contributor to the Washington Post blog “She the People”. Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God and senior editor at The Atlantic.

Chris Matthews: Can Mitt Romney effectively and credibly campaign against Health Care? What is it about the “Mad Men” era that we find so seductive?

CNN’s State of the Union: Obama senior advisor David Plouffe.  Then, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Also, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL). Roundtable: Time Magazine’s Mike Duffy and USA Today’s Susan Page.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS: World elections, World Bank, and business success in the digital age.

Fox News Sunday: Obama senior advisor David Plouffe. House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Roundtable: Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers, Paul Gigot, Juan Williams.

Moyers & Company: Moving beyond war: A new vision for America’s global role – Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich explore the futility of “endless” wars, and the reality behind American exceptionalism.

NBC’s Meet the Press: Obama senior advisor David Plouffe. Rachel Maddow and her new book Drift. Roundtable: Fmr. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R); head of the NAACP, Ben Jealous; NPR’s Michele Norris; presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; and the New York Times’ David Brooks.

Newsmakers: Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, joins us to discuss how the new agency is shaping up, the obstacles it faces, and the direction that he wants to take the new agency. The CPFB was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and has been in operation since late July. Its missions include watching for mortgage-servicing abuses and credit-card abuses by banks…

Q & A: Actor and activist Sonja Sohn discusses the creation and continuing operations of ReWired for Change. It is a non-profit organization in Baltimore, Maryland which works to affect the lives of high risk youth and their families through mentoring, after school programs, and community involvement…

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes: Resurrecting Chrysler – Just a few years ago, Chrysler was in chapter 11, its future bleak. Now, with a new leader in Sergio Marchionne and a new company forged by an alliance with Fiat, the automaker has made a remarkable turnaround to profitability. Steve Kroft reports. Evidence of Innocence – Michael Morton was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison; he speaks out in his first interview. As Lara Logan reports, Morton’s case is one of a series of high profile wrongful convictions that have cast a harsh light on prosecutors. Novak Djokovic – He’s the number-one tennis player in the world. He is a hero to his Serbian people and he has quite a sense of humor. Bob Simon profiles Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic.

To the Contrary: dunno.

Univision’s Al Punto: dunno.

Virtually Speaking: Stuart Zechman and Avedon Carol discuss their most recent work and take some inspiration (?) from the Sunday morning talking heads. Plus this week’s Most Ridiculous Moment. Follow @Avedon_Says @Stuart_Zechman @Bobblespeak Listen live and later on BTR, 9pm ET.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon: Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the Middle Class. “About 1.5 million households filed bankruptcy in the last year, making bankruptcy as common as college graduation and divorce. The recession has pushed more and more families into financial collapse—with unemployment, declines in retirement wealth, and falling house values destabilizing the American middle class. Broke explores the consequences of this unprecedented growth in consumer debt and shows how excessive borrowing undermines the prosperity of middle class America.” Chat with Katherine Porter about her new book, hosted by Ed Walker aka masaccio. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday: Holy Rollers. “Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from casinos, how will they manage to find a place for faith and God in the arena of high stakes.” Join Lisa Derrick and guests producer/directer Bryan Storkel and Holy Roller Colin Jones for the discussion, 8pm ET.

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