*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) join Chuck to discuss their new bipartisan effort to pass mental health legislation… Democracy 21’s Fred Wertheimer will be on with Chuck for a Deep Dive segment on campaign financing and the McCain-Feingold law vs. Citizen United decision… Our gaggle this Friday includes the New York Times’ Jackie Calmes, Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, and President of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, Michelle Bernard.
*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: Guests include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, Politico’s Manu Raju, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), GOP strategist Chip Daniella Gibbs Leger and former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts interview Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean about the Obamacare sabotage campaign and what really happens to people when insurance is “canceled” because of the health care law. “Brosurance” Creator Adam Fox joins to discuss whether the ad campaign is getting more young people to sign up for health care. Russell Simmons Political Director Michael Skolnick joins to talk about “shop and frisk”. Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar joins to discuss the case of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was shot when police mistook his toy rifle for an AK-47. Today’s Agenda Panel includes: MSNBC.com’s Irin Carmon, ThinkProgress.org’s Judd Legum and Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Politico’s Glenn Thrush, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry, and Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, former Rep. Jane Harman, “Meet the Press” Moderator David Gregory, the National Journal’s Ron Fournier and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Anne Gearan.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews TIME’s Lev Grossman on his cover story "Deep Web Rising”, Sandra Fluke on a court reinstating TX abortion restrictions, Sirius XM’s Michael Smerconish on stop and frisk ruling, and The Grio.com’s Theodore Johnson about the student who claims he was rejected from black fraternity for being gay.
*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” line-up: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” series, MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviews CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla.
*** Saturday’s“UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and panel will look at Romneycare -- oh we mean, Obamacare -- and how the law is being received by the public rollout and fallout. Days away from two big elections: we’ll look at Chris Christie and his post-Sandy evolution. And we’ll give a pre-postmortem on Virginia Republicans. How will the party process this (likely) loss? Plus, politics and plagiarism: the weirdness of Rand Paul’s Wikipedia lifting and why some of these “borrowed” speeches are more of a scandal than others. And "Up Against the Clock” returns. The Legends Division! Two former Congressman, Martin Frost and Tom Davis, playing for the Congressional Cup against current lawmaker, and 5-time Jeopardy Champion, Rush Holt!! Also, the only *human* to beat IBM's super computer - Watson. Saturday’s panel also includes former New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: Richard Lui guest hosts and interviews Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT); Katon Dawson, former South Carolina GOP Chair; Joshua DuBois, former spiritual advisor to Pres. Obama; Sarah Weddington, attorney who argued Roe v. Wade; Brent Wilkes of LULAC; Glenn McCall, S.C. Republican National Committee member; political analyst Christine Niedermeier; and Swami Durga Das of the River Fund Food Pantry.
*** Sunday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: The nomination battles brewing could set the stage for changes to the Senate filibuster rules. MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and his panel will also look at the GOP claims that President Obama is “court-packing.” Plus, is the California Republican Party at death’s door? And we’ll look at the real value of government: democrats are struggling to prove that government is worthwhile, and republicans are trying to reinforce the idea that it isn’t. And the Jon Stewart of Egypt returns: satirist Bassem Youssef and how he represents where Egypt is today. That and what he tells us about the importance of a free society. Sunday’s panel includes Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times, Buzzfeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, Perry Bacon with TheGrio.com, Elahe Izadi at National Journal and Michael Wahid Hanna from The Century Foundation.
*** Sunday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 3:00 pm ET: Richard Lui guest hosts and interviews Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA); MSNBC contributor David Weigel, a Slate political reporter; Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman; and TheGrio’s Goldie Taylor.
And also on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on MSNBC’s “Disrupt with Karen Finney.”
First published November 1 2013, 6:09 AM