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Programming notes

*** Wednesday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) on the Connecticut shooting and his own experience in the Tucson tragedy two years ago… Politico’s Jonathan Martin on his new e-book “End of Days” looking at the 2012 race… Republican pollster Kristen Soltis, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons, and TIME’s Michael Crowley on the fiscal cliff talks, President Obama being named TIME’s person of the year and much more.

*** Wednesday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews interviews Susan Page, Lynn Sweet and Rep. Steve Israel on the fiscal cliff negotiations; Shira Toeplitz tracks the gun control options on the Hill; Karen Finney and John Feehery look at the Benghazi report; Dr. Sudeepta Varma on parents’ anxiety about children’s safety; plus Meredith Vieira and Jenna Bush-Hager on their White House special.

*** Wednesday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: The program has live coverage of President Obama’s guns task force announcement at 11:45am ET.  MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts also will interview Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep.-Elect Alan Grayson and Fmr. NM Gov. & UN Amb.  Bill Richardson. 

*** Wednesday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates, The Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, The Atlantic Sr. Editor Garance Franke-Ruta, Author Kurt Andersen, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sister Simone Campbell, and NBC’s Luke Russert.

*** Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Time’s Richard Stengel.

*** Wednesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Rep. Dianna DeGette (D-CO), Prof. Robert Spitzer, the author of “Politics of Gun Control”, The Hill’s AB Stoddard, Real Clear Politics’ Erin McPike, Dem Strat David Goodfriend, Time Magazine’s Jim Frederick, and Michael Smersconish.