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This Sunday: Exclusive! Pres. Bill Clinton

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As the nation continues to struggle at home and abroad, the former president shares his thoughts on the major challenges posed by the economy, health care, Afghanistan and more. Plus, a look at the work and results from President Clinton's annual Global Initiative meeting.




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NY Gov. David Paterson (D)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) faces a tough re-election battle made even tougher this week by reports that President Obama asked him not to run for another term. He'll join us exclusively Sunday to talk about his own political future and what he thinks about the mood of the country and the challenges facing the Obama administration.

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December 18: Boehner, Bachmann, Haley, roundtable

We'll have the latest very latest in the showdown on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with the Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). We’ll ask if Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) thinks she can win in Iowa in an exclusive interview with the Republican presidential candidate. Then, South Carolina's Nikki Haley (R) on why she's backing Mitt Romney for president. Our roundtable will break down the major moments of the campaign this week and the battle lines being drawn this election season. Joining us:  Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne  and Republican strategist Mike Murphy.

December 11: Paul, Durbin, Graham, roundtable

Ron Paul joins us with less than four weeks until the Iowa Caucuses and he remains among the top tier there. Two key voices in the Senate on the payroll tax cut: Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Our roundtable: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, NBC News Special Correspondent Ted Koppel, NBC Investigative Correspondent, who covered Captiol Hill during Gingrich's tenure as speaker, Lisa  Myers, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, and NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.

December 4: Axelrod, Priebus, roundtable

We’ll go inside the President’s re-election strategy with former senior adviser, now his chief re-election campaign strategist, David Axelrod. What’s the GOP’s playbook to defeat President Obama with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Our political roundtable will break it all down: Publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader Joe McQuaid, the BBC's Katty Kay, Fmr. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN) and TIME's Mark Halperin.

November 27: Schumer, Norquist, roundtable

Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, the man who opponents blame for the supercommittee's failure, the President of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist. And, our political roundtable: presidential historians, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss; Georgetown professor and author, Michael Eric Dyson; author and executive editor at Random House, Jon Meacham; and the editor of the National Review, Rich Lowry.

November 20: Kyl, Kerry, Myers, Gillespie, Murphy, Robinson

Joining us exclusively, two supercommittee members: Foreign Relations Chair and former presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Republican Whip, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Our Political Roundtable: Democratic strategist Dee Dee Myers, Republican strategist Mike Murphy, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and former RNC Chairman, Ed Gillespie.

November 13: Corbett, Bachmann, Wasserman Schultz, roundtable

Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and member of the Penn State Board of Trustees, Tom Corbett. Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).  Then, Chairwoman of the DNC, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). And, David Brooks and EJ Dionne.

November 6: Hunstman, Richardson, Barbour, Roundtable

Nearly a year away from the 2012 election, we’ll talk to presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman. Then former Gov. Bill Richardson and Gov. Haley Barbour will weigh in on the GOP field. Finally, our roundtable will discuss if the state of the Republican race in flux now that the front-runner is engulfed in controversy. Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kim Strassel, author of the new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” and host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” Chris Matthews, and POLITICO senior political writer Maggie Haberman give their views.


October 30: Plouffe, roundtable

Nearly a year away from the 2012 election, we’ll talk to the president’s 2008 campaign manager, now White House Senior Adviser, David Plouffe. Then author of the definitive new biography on the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson; Author of the new book “The Time of Our Lives,” NBC News Special Correspondent, Tom Brokaw; Former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm; and Republican strategist, Mike Murphy.


October 23: Clinton, Paul, roundtable

Is there a new course for U.S. foreign policy? Joining us: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Then, our Meet The Candidates series continues with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. And a roundtable with NYT’s David Brooks; former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr.; former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch; and Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent for NBC News, Andrea Mitchell.



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