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Programming notes

*** Thursday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up (with guest host Luke Russert): A sneak preview of Chuck Todd’s documentary “Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate,” which airs this Friday at 10 am ET on MSNBC… The Washington Post’s Paul Kane and USA Today’s Susan Davis with an in-depth look at what will really be happening on the floor and backstage at the conventions… NBC’s Ron Mott on the road with Ryan… MSNBC’s Bill Karins with the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac and its potential impact on Tampa… NBC’s Harry Smith with a preview of Rock Center’s “Mormon in America” report tonight… More 2012 news with National Review’s Robert Costa, The Rothenberg Report’s Nathan Gonzales and USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich.

*** Thursday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Romney surrogate and former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, Dan Rather, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball, former Santorum strategist John Brabender, Dem strategist Karen Finney, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch, and advertising & public relations executive Howard Bragman. 

*** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’S Thomas Roberts talks with Quinnipiac Pollster Peter Brown, Ron Reagan and former Biden Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein. The Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson, Chris Kofinis, and JP Friere join the Power Panel.  

*** Thursday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include MSNBC Political Analyst Richard Wolffe, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood, Demos Vice President Heather McGhee, Salon.com Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh, TIME’s Michael Crowley, and Michael Grunwald, author, “The New New Deal.” 

*** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Family Research Council President Tony Perkins,  the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus and Jonathan Capehart, Time’s Richard Stengel and NBC’s Ron Mott travelling with the Paul Ryan.

*** Thursday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Tampa Florida Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (who is on the RNC platform committee), The Hill’s AB Stoddard, GOP strategist Alice Stewart, Zachary Karabell and Jonathan Alter. 

*** Thursday’s “The Cycle” line-up: MSNBC’s Toure, Krystal Ball, Steve Kornacki, S.E. Cupp interview Politico’s Jake Sherman, Author of Where They Stand Robert Merry, Filmmaker Peter Navarro, and Sue Shellenbarger.