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Programming notes

*** Wednesday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Chuck is back with today’s First Read on Secretary Gates’ new memoir critiquing President Obama. Chuck will interview Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), one of the five Republican Senators who voted to move ahead with debate to extend unemployment insurance benefits. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joins Chuck on set to discuss the fate of the Farm Bill, plus a Deep Dive on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty with the New York Times’ Annie Lowrey and Demos’ Bob Herbert. Also the latest on the extreme cold, a jam-packed data bank and Chuck’s takeaway on what Secretary Gates’ memoir could mean for President Obama’s legacy and 2016 politics.

*** Wednesday’s “Jansing & Co” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Politico’s Manu Raju, Dennis Huspeni of the Denver Business Journal, National Journal’s Ron Fournier, GOP strategist John Brabender, Dem strategist Kiki McLean, and New York Magazine’s Chris Smith.

*** Wednesday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts interviews Ret. General Wesley Clark and MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow on the fallout from Robert Gates’ tell-all memoir.  Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and MSNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein join to discuss the anniversary of the War on Poverty.  Former US Amb. to the U.N. Bill Richardson will react to Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy in North Korea.  And Today’s Agenda Panel includes: MSNBC Contributor Victoria De Francesco Soto, Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis and Corey Dade’s The Root.

*** Wednesday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include New York Magazine contributing writer Benjamin Wallace-Wells, columnist Kathleen  Parker, Business Insider’s Josh Barro, Mother Jones’ David Corn, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).

*** Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs PJ Crowley, Col. Jack Jacobs, LIFT CEO Kirsten Lodal, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pres. Thomas Donohue, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell.

*** Wednesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Craig Melvin, filling in for Tamron Hall, interviews Thom Shanker from the New York Times about Robert Gates’ memoir, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) about income inequality and 50 years after LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” Peter Kafka from Re/Code about CES, and Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish.