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THE CENTER OF THE DEBATE STAGE: Chuck will talk to the GOP frontrunner as he prepares for his first debate.

Donald Trump

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

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THE FIRST GOP DEBATE: WHO’S IN & WHO’S OUT: With just days until the first GOP debate, Chuck sits down with the head of the RNC to talk about the last minute dash to the main debate stage, the state of the field and the Trump effect.

Reince Priebus

Chairman, Republican National Committee

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THE VIEW FROM ACROSS THE AISLE: The DNC Chair joins Chuck to talk about the 2016 Democratic race, selling the Iran deal, and the shift in US/Cuban relations.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee

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MEET THE CANDIDATE: One of the candidates who will be on the debate stage on Thursday joins Chuck to talk about the issues and his position in the field.

Dr. Ben Carson

Republican Presidential Candidate

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THE CINCINNATI SHOOTING: WHAT’S NEXT?: In the wake of another shooting, Chuck will discuss police recruitment and training with Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the Co-Chair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. What is working? What needs to be fixed?

Charles Ramsey

Philadelphia Police Commissioner

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ALSO SUNDAY:

”Meet the Press” will air more of Lester Holt’s one-on-one with Gov. Jeb Bush.

Plus, we will unveil the latest NBC News/WSJ poll numbers that could affect who is on the debate stage on Thursday.

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POLITICAL PANEL:

Gerald Seib

Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Kathleen Parker

Columnist, The Washington Post

Helene Cooper

Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times

Chris Matthews

Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”