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Ahead on the 5/16 Maddow show

Tonight's guests include:

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D) District of Columbia

Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent

Jane Lynch, actress and author of the book “Happy Accidents” (sneak preview after the jump!)

While we wait for tonight's video preview to load, take a listen to tonight's (fitting) soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely, before starting the song.)

Senior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show:


Rachel: We are in a moment when the politics of gay rights are rapidly, rapidly changing.

Jane: I know fast, yeah, really fast. You know it is an issue that I have not really taken personally so much. I mean, it's something that I watch on television with great interest. I have a stake in it. I've got skin in the game, as 'twere. But when the President came out and said that he supported the dignity of our families and our relationships, that really moved me. That really touched me for the first time and I realized that I'd been kind of distanced emotionally from it, but that really kind of broke it open for me.