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Sunday Talking Heads: September 30, 2012

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Buenos Dias!

Washington Journal.

ABC’s This Week:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and White House senior adviser David Plouffe. Roundtable: Former Mississippi governor and RNC chair Haley Barbour; former Vermont governor and DNC chair Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America; Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd; and POLITICO senior political reporter Maggie Haberman.

CBS’ Face the Nation:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Roundtable 1: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato and Democratic strategist Robert Shrum.  Roundtable 2: Newt Gingrich, Bob Woodward, Mark Zandi, Michelle Rhee, Hedrick Smith.

Chris Hayes:  SCOTUS.

Chris Matthews.

CNN’s State of the Union:  “Exclusive:” Sen. John McCain.” Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod. Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Roy Blunt. Roundtable: Republican Consultant Alex Castellanos, Pollster and Democratic Strategist Celinda Lake, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

Fareed Zakaria – GPS:  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Fox News Sunday:

Moyers & Company:  United States of ALEC. How corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America, one statehouse at a time.

NBC’s Meet the Press:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and White House senior adviser David Plouffe. Roundtable: Conservative activist and founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed; Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA); the BBC’s Katty Kay; NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd.

Newsmakers:  Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development. Sec. Donovan discusses the state of the housing market, the Fed’s effort to stimulate that market, the latest on Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and how housing issues figure into campaign 2012. Reporters: Brady Dennis of the Washington Post and Alan Zibel of the Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires.

Q & A:  Allan Sloan and Geoff Colvin, Senior Editors at Large for Fortune Magazine. They discuss their recent cover story titled “Hey Washington: Enough Already!” They describe the article as a common sense proposal for steering America’s economy out of its rut. Sloan and Colvin point out that they have written about these issues for decades, have different journalistic and personal styles, and tend to arrive at different conclusions. They suggest that if the two of them can agree on policy prescriptions, then maybe lawmakers in Washington can too. They discuss controversial policy recommendations which include restricting the end of life care that Medicare will pay for, surcharging smokers and the obese for Medicare coverage, raising the social security retirement age and eliminating the tax deduction for mortgage interest. Both writers acknowledge that the proposals are painful and there must be shared misery for all Americans in order to improve the long term economic outlook for the country.

Religion & Ethics.

60 Minutes:  The Longest War – Eleven years after 9/11, Lara Logan talks to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen and to Hamid Karzai, the country’s president, in frank interviews about what is, and what is not, working in the war. Arnold – In his first interview since revelations about an out-of-wedlock child he fathered with his housekeeper, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses his infidelities and reflects on the life he has written about in his upcoming autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life.” Lesley Stahl reports.

To the Contrary:  Panelists discuss the criticism and support GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has received for buying hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. Then, we turn to a new study that shows bias still persists against women in the sciences. And, Behind the Headlines, BPA-a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns.

Univision’s Al Punto: Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala; Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; Adolfo Franco, Surrogate for the Romney Presidential Campaign; Freddy Balsera, Surrogate for the Obama Presidential Campaign; Gerardo Reyes, Director of the Univision Investigative Unit; María Antonieta Collins, Senior Special Correspondent; Leo Manzano; U.S. Olympic Medalist.

C-SPAN’s Book TV.

FDL’s Book Salon:  First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. “The first official White House videographer chronicles his time capturing behind-the-scenes moments of the president and his administration. From the early months of the 2008 campaign and through the first two and a half years of the Obama administration, Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States. “I’m sort of like President Obama’s wedding videographer,” he explains, “if every day was a wedding with the same groom but a constantly rotating set of hysterical guests.” ” Chat with Arun Chaudhary about his new book, hosted by Christina Bellatoni. 5pm ET.

FDL’s Movie Night Monday:  Bonsai People. “As the founder of Grameen Bank, [Muhammad] Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people – mainly women – with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty.  In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families.  His Grameen Bank currently lends to one out of every 1,000 people on earth and with a 98% rate of return – unheard of in the financial world.”  Come join Lisa Derrick for the discussion. 8pm ET.

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