*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Our NBC/WSJ pollsters Fred Yang and Bill McInturff take a look at the latest NBC/WSJ poll numbers, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), chairman of the Republican Study Committee joins Chuck to talk the latest on the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight. Also on the show, The Economist’s Greg Ip is here to explain what could happen if the U.S. defaulted in today’s Deep Dive, and our Friday gaggle live from New York: POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman, New York Times’ Nick Confessore and Errol Louis of NY1.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts interviews Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on whether there is a deal or no deal in the debt ceiling and shutdown impasse. “Disrupt” Host Karen Finney and MSNBC Political Analyst Joy-Ann Reid will discuss whether the shutdown debate has done irreparable damage to the GOP brand. Lizz Winstead and Brian Janosch of CultivatedWit.com take a comedic look at the government shutdown on today’s Agenda Panel. And Captain Richard Phillips joins to discuss the new Hollywood film “Captain Phillips” – the true-life story starring Tom Hanks about the capture of Phillips’ merchant ship by Somali pirates.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Green, The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, and Sen. Bob Casey.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, NBC's Mark Murray and USA Today's Susan Page, Paul Reickhoff of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, NBC's Amna Nawaz, Sara Martinez Tucker CEO of National the Math and Science Initiative.
*** Friday's "News Nation with Tamron Hall" line-up: MSNBC's Tamron Hall interviews Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Actress Holly Robinson Pete on autism and the search for a missing NYC boy, and Reuters columnist Zachary Karabell.
*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” segment, MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviews the AP’s Intelligence and Pentagon correspondent Kimberly Dozier, a survivor of a 2006 bomb attack in Iraq while covering the war for CBS News.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC LIVE WEEKENDS” line-up: Craig Melvin’s guests include Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL); Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka; The Washington Post’s Jackie Kucinich; Fmr. Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM), who was the Libertarian party presidential nominee in 2012; Tom Goldstein, Supreme Court expert; Esther Armah, political commentator and playwright; National Journal’s Elahe Izadi; MSNBC Contributor and Slate Political Reporter David Weigel; Steve Fainaru, co-author of “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for the Truth”, and musician Marvin Gaye III.
*** Sunday’s “MSNBC LIVE WEEKENDS” line-up: Craig Melvin’s guests include Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Republican strategist Boris Epshteyn; Seth Maxwell of the Thirst Project; and actress Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black”.