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Programming notes

*** Thursday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) on the fiscal cliff negotiations… NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell with the latest on this morning’s Benghazi hearing in the Senate… NBC’s Mike Viqueira, former DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney and The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin join the Gaggle on the fiscal fight and the gun debate.

*** Thursday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Molly Ball, Dana Milbank and Rep. Chris Van Hollen on the dwindling days for a fiscal cliff deal; Prof. Adam Lankford compares the minds of mass killers with those of terrorists; Michael Steele and Gov. Ed Rendell weigh in on the gun debate; CNBC’s Mandy Drury on the retail push for last minute holiday shopping; NEA’s Mary Kusler on unions’ expectations for a fiscal cliff deal; and McKenna Pope, the teen who got Hasbro to man-up its Easy Back Oven.

*** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ), and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). Today’s Power Panel includes:   Democratic Strategist Jen Psaki, Republican Strategist Chip Saltsman and TheGrio.com’s Perry Bacon.

*** Thursday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel, Newsweek/Daily Beast Special Correspondent Megan McArdle, New York Times Editor Sam Sifton, Politico Sr. White House Reporter Glenn Thrush, Fmr. Asst. Secretary of State P.J. Crowley, and NBC’s Luke Russert.

*** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), Sen.-elect Chris Murphy (D-CT), Ambassador Nicholas Burns, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Michael Gerson.

*** Thursday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Sen. Kent Conrad, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Politico’s Lois Romano, Reuters columnist Zachary Karabell, Time magazine’s Bobby Ghosh, and American Prospect blogger Jamelle Bouie.