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Programming notes

*** Friday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up (with guest host Luke Russert):.Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and former Bush administration spokesman Tony Fratto on the multifaceted fiscal fight that could decide the election… Latest on Tropical Storm Isaac’s path with MSNBC meteorologist Bill Karins and NBC’s Mark Potter in Haiti… A preview of tonight’s 10:00 pm ET premiere of “Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate” on msnbc… More 2012 news with The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, The Grio’s Perry Bacon and Daniella Gibbs Leger of the Center for American Progress.

*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, CQ-Roll Call editor David Hawking, former Biden economic adviser Jared Bernstein, former Gingrich Chief of Staff Rich Galen, union political consultant Chuck Rocha, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern, and sports anchor Rob Simmelkjaer.

*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’S Thomas Roberts talks with MSNBC’S Melissa Harris Perry who will Sound Off on the GOP & the abortion debate.  “The Cycle” Hosts S.E. Cupp, Krystal Ball, Toure and Steve Kornacki will discuss the GOP’s very bad week.  Kristen Kukowski of the RNC discusses the Republican’s plans to move full steam ahead with the GOP Convention.  Power Panelists include: TheGrio.com’s Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC Contributor Jimmy Williams and conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams.

*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, the Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, ProPublica’s Kim Barker, and MSNBC Host Chris Hayes.

*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, Democratic strategist Margie Omero, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and NBC’s Peter Alexander and Ron Mott join us from the Romney campaign trail.

*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Dem strategist Mo Elleithee, RealCleaPolitics Erin McPike, and Jonathan Alter.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” segment, MSNBC’s Alex Witt is doing a “best of” --  featuring MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris-Parry, NBCLatino’s Chris Pena and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. 

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Melissa Harris Perry”: On Saturday, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry interviews (among others) Buddy Roemer, Jonathan Capehart, and Alicia Menendez. And on Sunday, she interviews Roemer, Karen Finney, and Joe Watkins.