*** Friday’s “The Daily Rundown” line-up: We will reflect on Nelson Mandela's life and times and see how the world is reacting with NBC's Andrea Mitchell and NBC News contributor Charlayne Hunter-Gault. To discuss Mandela's leadership and diplomatic legacy Chuck is joined by fmr. U.S. Amb. to South Africa Donald Gips and current Amb. Patrick Gaspard, and we will have the latest reaction in South Africa from NBC's Keir Simmons on the ground in Soweto, and Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE and fmr. Rep. and NAACP Pres. Kweisi Mfume, D-MD, on Apartheid and 1980s U.S. politics.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts discusses the life of Nelson Mandela with NBC News contributor Charlayne Hunter-Gault, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III & Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) talks about the Affordable Care Act. And Jared Bernstein, Former Chief Economist & Economic Policy Adviser to V.P. Biden, breaks down the latest job numbers.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include the New York Times’ Nick Kristof, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, Rep. Jim Clyburn, the NAACP’s Ben Jealous, and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Rep. Maxine Waters, former Rep. Ron Dellums, Rep. Keith Ellison, msnbc’s Chris Matthews, NBC Special Correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault and NBC’s Keir Simmons and Michelle Kosinski.
*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviews former Ambassador to UN Andrew Young, former NY Times Johannesburg Bureau Chief Suzanne Daley, Charlene Hunter Gault, Rep Sheila Jackson Lee and Mandela Biographer Barry Denenberg.
*** Saturday’s “MSNBC Live Weekends” line-up at 2:00 pm ET: Craig Melvin will look at the life and influence of Nelson Mandela and also feature interviews with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Michigan State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, Cook County, IL Commissioner Bridget Gainer, msnbc.com’s Irin Carmon, and the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank.
First published December 6 2013, 6:14 AM