*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet, National Journals Chris Frates, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) will discuss the threat of a government shutdown. Democratic Strategist Kiki McLean and Republican Strategist Chip Saltsman will discuss the special interest groups behind some of the radical ads against Obamacare. Call to Action’s Kate Childs Graham will discuss the Pope’s recent comments regarding homosexuality and abortion. And father and son duo Carl Sciortino and Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr. will talk about their political ad that caught headlines.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Guest include Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis, MSNBC contributor James Peterson, Viviana Hurtado from The Wise Latina Club, Fr. Dave Dwyer – host of “The Busted Halo Show” and Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, and Rep. Jim McGovern.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ambassador Michael Oren, US Navy Chief of Information John Kirby, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Sr. Policy Advocate Colin Goddard, NBC’s Pete Williams and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Robin Kelly, and Blue Caprice director Alexandre Moors.
*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” series, MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviews NBC’s Hoda Kotb.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC LIVE WEEKENDS” line-up: Mara Schiavocampo guest hosts and her guests include Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI); Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Matt Welch of Reason magazine; Reuters’ David Rohde; Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet; Tamara Draut of Demos; Shane Salerno, author of “Salinger”; Peter Geiger of the Farmers’ Almanac; Angela Rye of IMPACT Strategies; comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah; and 15-year-old singer Ahsan
*** Sunday’s “MSNBC LIVE WEEKENDS” line-up: Mara Schiavocampo guest hosts and her guests include Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ); Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY); former Mayor David Dinkins; MSNBC/NBC Latino contributor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto; Esther Armah, political commentator and playwright; Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman; and VA Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard