Sunday Talking Heads: July 18, 2010
Midterms, BP Oil Disaster, FinReg
Is it the oil? The Corexit? The oil and the Corexit? Mobile, Albama’s News Five did water tests in several key locations revealing a high level of hydrocarbons. Disturbing results, but more tests are needed. (video h/t Political Carnival.)
As for today’s talking heads’ topics, we’ve got midterm elections, FinReg, the BP oil disaster — and then some.
Washington Journal: 7:30am – Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.) National Incident Commander Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response (phoner). 8:30am – Herman Cohen, Former Assistant Secretary of State For African Affairs (1989-93). 9:15am – Ben Geman, The Hill, Energy Reporter.
ABC’s This Week: Vice President Joe Biden, jobs, midterms and Iraq. Roundtable: George Will, Clarence Page, Nicole Wallace, Dee Dee Myers.
CBS’ Face The Nation: Bill Richardson, Democratic Governor of New Mexico and J.D. Hayworth, Former Republican Rep. from Arizona and current Senate candidate.
Chris Matthews: Joe Klein TIME, Katty Kay BBC, Trish Regan CNBC, Clarence Page Chicago Tribune. Topics: Is the Frozen Recovery Setting Up a GOP Tidal Wave In November? Why Sarah Palin Looks Like a Strong 2012 Candidate.
CNN’s State of the Union: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Majority leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), FinReg and midterms. Then, BP oil disaster with NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Al Shabab – “a Somali affiliate of al Qaeda.” Roundtable: four UK journalists. Then Iraq. “And, finally, did we just witness the start of the second stimulus?”
Fox News Sunday: BP oil disaster with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Then, midterms with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) Chair, House Republican Conference. Fox News AllStars: Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet The Press: Midterms with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) Chair, National Republican Congressional Committee; Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Newsmakers: National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) shared aspects of the Republican strategy for winning more Senate seats in the 2010 campaign. The Committee is likely to provide over $4 million to aid Republican candidates, however, “our biggest problem is going to be allocation because we have so many competitive races,” said Cornyn.
Q & A: Robert Service has authored a trilogy of books about Russian leaders. His newest book examines the life of Leon Trotsky, a Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist who was one of the leaders of the 1917 October Revolution. An additional feature to this week’s program: A 30 minute web exclusive interview on c-span.org with Robert Service on the nuts and bolts of his research and writing about Russian leaders over the years.
Religion & Ethics: Haiti Six Months Later – Progress has been slow and there’s much work to be done. Ethical Eating – Food and Faith come together in the environmental act of eating. Abraham Verghese – The doctor and writer says medicine is a ministry. Anecdotes of the Spirit – Artist Mark Rothko.
60 Minutes: Golf Company – Time with a U.S. Marine company battling the enemy in Helmand Province, sent there as part of the troop buildup in Afghanistan. Penelope Cruz – In a rare interview, the Spanish starlet opens up about her life, career and childhood. Guiding Light – The actors and writers behind broadcasting’s longest running drama, “Guiding Light,” now canceled.
To The Contrary: Topics: 1- President Obama attacks high rates of AIDS; 2- The NAACP spars with the Tea Party; 3- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on creating a national teen driver’s license program. Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women’s Forum’s Nicole Kurokawa; National Council of Negro Women’s Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. Web exclusive: Facebook Fanatics – Thanks to women, Facebook and other social networking sites are thriving.
Univision’s Al Punto: Luis Megid, Univision Network News Correspondent; Tony Yapias, Hispanic Activist and Director of “Proyecto Latino de Utah”; Frank Calzon, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Cuba; Charles Serrano, International Policy and Political Analyst for Latin America and the Caribbean; Fabricio Correa, Ecuadorian Businessman and Brother of the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa.
Virtually Speaking: Political consultant and television political pundit Cliff Schecter will join Stuart Zechman of the blog Commentariat to discuss events of the week, progressivism and how we interpret the Constitution.
C-SPAN’s Book TV.
FDL Book Salon: Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution. “Expertly reported, this gripping exposé pieces together a global picture of what’s happening in the name of today’s environmentalism.” Chat with author Heather Rogers about her new book. Hosted by Josh Nelson, 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: Round Table Discussion – Film Making, Fund Raising, Distribution, and Film Festivals with film producers and directors: Modi Frank, Steve Moramaco, Susan Miller, Tina Cesa Ward, Tanem Davidson. Hosted by Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET. Join in the fun!
Late Late Night FDL: The Cat and the Mermouse
Tom and Jerry in The Cat and the Mermouse. This Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer cartoon was released on September 3, 1949. Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the seatback in front of ya, and no spitballs aimed at the ushers please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in.
Tom and Jerry in The Cat and the Mermouse. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon was released on September 3, 1949.
Directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Produced by Fred Quimby. Animated by Kenneth Muse, Ed Barge, Ray Patterson, Irvin Spence and Al Grandmain. Music by Scott Bradley.
Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the seatback in front of ya, and no spitballs aimed at the ushers please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?