*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Chuck will have the latest on what to expect when President Obama delivers his speech on NSA surveillance programs this morning. Plus, we’ll take a Deep Dive into the history of Marijuana laws in the country with the Executive Director of NORML, Allen St. Pierre. Then it’s a look ahead to the 2014 Midterms. We’ll talk to Sal Russo of the Tea Party Express and former Communications Director of the NRSC, Brian Walsh, about what Republicans need to do to win a majority in both houses of Congress. All that plus a jam packed Data Bank and Chuck’s Friday Takeaway on Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s thoughts on “political dynasties” in America.
*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Buzzfeed’s Kate Nocera, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), survivor of sexual assault Natasha Alexenko, GOP strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, Dem strategist Doug Thornell, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), and MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow.
*** “MSNBC Live” Line-Up 11:00 am ET: Chris Jansing previews President Obama’s announcement of the results of his review of the NSA surveillance programs from the Department of Justice - with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN and NBC’s Kristen Welker.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews the president’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation Maya Harris, NBC’s Chuck Todd and we’ll air more of Andrea’s interview with Fmr. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews Rep. Keith Ellison, The Brennan Center for Justice’s Elizabeth Goitein, Hip Hop artist and Professor Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, and People magazine’s Betsy Gleick.
*** Saturday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: msnbc’s Steve Kornacki continues his reporting into the Christie Administration and the connections surrounding the governor and key players on his team. We’ll also look at who David Samson is – why this Port Authority Chairman and close Christie advisor may be more connected to the story than we’re being told. With investigations started, lawyers hired, details leaking everyday… how does a prosecutor go about widening that net and making a solid case? Plus, New Jersey and corruption. They’ve been paired together for decades. We’ll talk with a former Mayor who turned down a bribe about why scandal never seems to escape the Garden State. The panel includes Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Michael Aron with NJTV News and former Fort Lee Mayor Burt Ross.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: Milissa Rehberger hosts this weekend and her guests include Sherrilyn Ifill of the Univ. of MD Law School, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), New Jersey Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri-Huttle, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball, NSA Review Panelist Geoffrey Stone of the Univ. of Chicago, and Matthew Segal of Our Time.
*** Sunday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: msnbc’s Steve Kornacki and panel will look closely at the two state committees investigating the GW Bridge lane closures. Whether or not Chris Christie can escape this scandal might entirely depend on how those committees are staffed. Could the culture in New Jersey now be changing? A case from October shows Christie’s ally was protected while firing others… the story is now getting a closer look. Plus, as we head into week three of this Chris Christie story, we’ll talk with the panel about all of the unanswered questions that still remain. Sunday’s panel includes NJ State Senator Linda Greenstein who will sit on the committee investigating the lane closures, and Michael Powell and David Halbfinger of the New York Times.
*** Sunday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 3:00 pm ET: Milissa Rehberger hosts this weekend and her guests include msnbc.com senior editor Beth Fouhy, New Jersey Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, and sports author Chris Nowinski