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Programming notes

*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: On a special football-themed show ahead of the Super Bowl, Chuck will discuss the NFL’s tax exempt status with Senator Angus King. Then, Chuck will talk about youth football safety with the Executive Director of Pop Warner Jon Butler. Plus, we’ll take a look at the movement by some college players to seek union representation with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Andy Staples. All that plus a look back at some of our favorite Super Bowl commercials, a packed data bank and Chucks’ Friday Takeaway.

*** “MSNBC Live” Line-Up at 11:00 am ET:  MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviews Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Adweek’s Tony Case and MSNBC.com’s Zachary Roth.  Today’s Agenda Panel includes the Wise Latina Club’s Viviana Hurtado, Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis and The Grio’s Zerlina Maxwell.

*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Gov. Haley Barbour, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, MadDog Radio’s Evan Cohen, “NFL Characters Unite” Executive Producer Charlie Ebersol, and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and USA Today’s Susan Page.

*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up:

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” line-up: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” segment, MSNBC’s Alex Witt will interview MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

*** Saturday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki with new information and new documents relating to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations against the Christie Administration, plus new reporting on how Sandy funds are being distributed in New Jersey. And the panel will look at the State of our Union… decades later. Equal pay and workplace laws aren’t the only items from the “Mad Men” era that are still in effect. Plus! UP Against the Clock! The panel includes Matt Friedman with The Star-Ledger, msnbc contributor and former Congressman Patrick Murphy, Alyssa Rosenberg from Think Progress, NBC News’ Luke Russert and Suzy Khimm from msnbc.com.

*** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: T.J. Holmes fills in and his guests include former NYC Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, NJ State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), USA Today’s Yamiche Alcindor, filmmaker Jane Wells of “Tricked”, sex trafficking victim Danielle Douglas, Diann Rust-Tierney of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Politico’s Rebecca Sinderbrand, Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman, Former Pres. Clinton Advisor Richard Socarides, ad critic Barbara Lippert

*** Sunday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki will tell the tale of Governor Christie and the two investigations. One was an investigation that he stoked… a bogus high-profile one started while he was U.S. Attorney in the hope of bringing someone down. It never went anywhere. The second investigation is not one ginned up by him, but rather one that Christie successfully killed. This more recent investigation could be turning into yet another scandal as it’s dismissal is now getting another look. And just what was happening in New Jersey from September 9-14? We did some digging. Steve talks politics with Rep, Mike Quigley while—what else? While ice skating. Plus, place you bets! Forget the game, forget the commercials… it’s those bets we’re talking about on Super Bowl Sunday! The panel includes former NJ prosecutor Ben Barlyn, Michael Powell with the New York Times, NPR’s Mike Pesca, sports writer Selena Roberts and former New York Giant Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson.

*** Sunday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 3:00 pm ET:  Betty Nguyen fills in and her guests include Republican strategist Susan Del Percio, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, The Grio’s Perry Bacon, Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute, TheGrio’s Todd Johnson and New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz.