*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: Much more of the exclusive interview with President Obama… Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) live from Iowa… Plus the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report.
*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: Guests include White House economic adviser Jason Furman, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), CNBC contributor Greg Ip, PBS’s Christina Bellantoni, Politico’s Manu Raju, Dem strategist Chris Kofinis, and GOP strategist Robert Traynham.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Guest Host Richard Lui interviews MSNBC Daily Rundown Host Chuck Todd on his interview with President Obama. Former RNC chair Michael Steele and Democratic strategist Kiki Mclean will discuss the President’s apology and defense of Obamacare. Fmr. VP Biden economic advisor Jared Bernstein will break down the latest jobs numbers. The parents of Kendrick Johnson will discuss their son’s mysterious gym mat death. Fmr. NFL Player Cam Cleeland joins to talk about the Incognito bullying investigation. And Today’s Agenda Panel includes: The Root’s Keli Goff, The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grimm and The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn, Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, and director John Sayles.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Peter Alexander, filling in for Andrea Mitchell, interviews NBCSports.com’s Pro Football Talk Editor Mike Florio, the New York Times’ Jackie Calmes, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin. The program also will carry President Obama’s economic speech today from New Orleans.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Craig Melvin, filling for in Tamron Hall, interviews Reuters and Atlantic columnist Zachary Karabell on the new jobs report released today, Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn on health care, and Dr. David Stukus on his new report busting allergy myths.
*** Saturday’s“UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and panel will look at Medicaid expansion in the states and how the choice is dividing republicans: is free money really being left on the table at the expense of people who are really hurting? Chris Christie’s decisive win Tuesday: is he going to follow the 2000 George W. Bush model to the White House? There was no tea party back then… Plus, controlling the message over social security. It’s always been about cutting or preserving it as is. But what about expanding social security? Can democrats succeed in changing the debate? All of that and a special msnbc contestant edition of Up Against the Clock! Saturday’s panel includes Jeremy Peters with The New York Times, Rachael Bade at POLITICO, National Journal’s Alex Seitz-Wald and NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: Craig Melvin’s guests include Fmr. Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson; Reuters columnist David Rohde; The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson; Golf Digest’s Gabriel Thompson; Fmr. Rep. Patrick Murphy; Dr. David Cifu; Dr. Donald Gajewski of Brooke Army Medical Center, msnbc.com’s Adam Serwer; playwright Esther Armah, columnist Bob Franken
*** Sunday’s “UP w/ Steve Kornacki” line-up: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and panel on the next steps for ENDA. 40 years since a workplace discrimination bill was first introduced, what are the chances of it happening this time? And Texas voting restrictions – how is it that even 90-year old former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied? Plus, the panel will look at the politics of the secession movement – what it’s like to be really red living in a blue state or very blue in a red state. Sunday’s panel includes journalist Eleanor Clift, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, Amanda Terkel with HuffingtonPost.com, The Nation’s Ari Berman, Abby Rapoport at The American Prospect and Shannyn Moore, columnist with the Anchorage Daily News.
*** Sunday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 3:00 pmET: Craig Melvin’s guests include Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Mark Halperin, author of “Double Down”; TheGrio’s Goldie Taylor; The Atlantic Columnist Zachary Karabell; Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman; and Gerard Nadeau (Vietnam veteran) and John Banvard (WWII veteran) who were recently married.