And now for a traditional Easter nunchaku ->
ABC’s This Week: Easter Sunday religion special. “During this season of rebirth, has America lost its faith? And what is the role of God in government and politics?” Franklin Graham. Then, “is materialism the new religion in America?” with Pastor Tim Keller. Roundtable: Interfaith couple Cokie and Steve Roberts, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core. Finally, Vy Higginsen and The Gospel Teen Choir.
CBS’ Face The Nation: Freshmen senators. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chris Coons (D-E), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK), Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL).
Chris Matthews: The Special Relationship Between the U.S. and Britain. How Brits See the Monarchy of the Future.
Fareed Zakaria – GPS: Former Secretaries of the Treasury Paul O’Neill and Bob Rubin. Then, “[w]hat powerful Washington official is behind a pseudonymous article – signed “Mr. Y” – that calls for a re-ordering of American priorities and a de-emphasis on military power?” Plus, David Brooks tells “us how to succeed.” And more.
Fox News Sunday: .Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NYC). “We’ll get the mayor’s take on President Obama, the federal budget crisis, immigration reform, and his own political future.” Then, former Sen. Rick Santorum. Roundtable: Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.
NBC’s Meet The Press: Two members of the “Gang of Six” negotiations, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). Roundtable: David Brooks, Eugene Robinson, Alex Castellanos, Anita Dunn.
Newsmakers: The White House Office of National Drug Control Strategy recently released a new report as part of an inter-agency plan to combat prescription drug abuse. Director Gil Kerlikowske joins Newsmakers to explain the Administration’s position on the “growing epidemic.”…
Q & A: Mike Daisey, a performer who does full-length extemporaneous monologues on a variety of issues. His latest is called “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which examines Apple as well as Americans love for technology….
60 Minutes: Mount Athos – Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. (This is a double-length segment.) The Billionaire – Eli Broad sets the standard for philanthropy. He’s given away over $2 billion and plans on leaving even more to charity before he dies.
To The Contrary: Topics: 1- Support for climate change laws stalls; 2- Is the Obama Administration lax on pornography? 3- Did feminism create a generation of boy-men? Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine’s Ruth Conniff; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.
Univision’s Al Punto: Father Jose Eugenio Hoyos, Director “Apostolado Hispano,” Catholic Diocese of Arlington; Bernardo Barranco, Vice President, Mexican Center for Religious Studies; Jose Reveles, Security Expert and Author of “NarcoMexico”; Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times Reporter and Pulitzer Prize Winner; Juan Carlos Ortiz, Author of “Cortos.”
FDL Book Salon: 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism. “A concise blast of iconoclastic, eye-opening economic truth-telling; essential reading to understand where free market thinking falls short.” Chat with Ha-Joon Chang about his new book, hosted by Jon Jeter. 5pm ET.
FDL Movie Night Monday: “Gas Hole is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices and sheds light on a secret that the big oil companies don’t want you to know – that there are viable and affordable alternatives to petroleum fuel!” Come discuss the film, the oil markets and the implications with Scott Roberts, Jeremy Wagener and host Lisa Derrick, 8pm ET.