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Programming notes

*** Friday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson… Democratic nominee Ron Barber on Tuesday’s special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ)… Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum takes a deep dive into the president’s cabinetmaking…. More 2012 headlines with The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, The Grio’s Perry Bacon, and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich.

*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), former Bush White House spokesman Tony Fratto, Dem strategist Steve Elmendorf, the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, National Journal’s Ron Fournier; and Romney campaign senior adviser Hector Barreto.

*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts interviews Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Barney Frank, GOP strategist Hogan Gidley, Dem strategist Jen Psaki, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green, Rolling Stone’s Michael Hastings, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, Author & Journalist Catherine Crier, and Princeton University Prof. Justin Wolfers

*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Presidential Historian and Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Film Producer Jerry Weintraub, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and GOP strategist Fred Malek.

*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews GOP strategist Chip Saltsman, the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, and Dem strategist Richard Fowler.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” line-up: As part of her weekly “Office Politics series, Alex Witt interviews LA Mayor Antonio Villraigosa.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” line-up: On the show Saturday, NBC Latino’s Raul Reyes, Columbia University’s Dorian Warren, the University of Pennsylvania’s Anthea Butler, BYU’s J. Spencer Fluhman, Joanna Brooks, author of "The Book of Mormon Girl", the Boston Globe’s Matt Viser, and Sister Simone Campbell from Sisters of Social Service. On Sunday, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, WNYC’s Ailsa Chang, UPenn’s Butler, Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project, Joe Olivo of the National Federation of Independent Business, and culture critic Joan Morgan.