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Programming notes

*** Friday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up with guest host Chris Cillizza: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) on the student loan fight and battleground Virginia… NBC’s Lisa Myers with the latest on the Edwards deliberations… One of us (!!!) with more on the president’s Iowa swing… NBC’s Ali Arouzi with the latest on the nuclear talks with Iran… NPR’s Ari Shapiro on Obama and Romney’s similar-yet-different Harvard tracks… More 2012 news with The New York Times’ Helene Cooper, Yahoo! News’ David Chalian and National Review’s Jim Geraghty.

*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviews Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Democratic strategist Kiki McLean, GOP strategist, Alice Stewart, Dem strategist Julian Epstein, and Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson.

*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Craig Melvin, filling in for Thomas Roberts, interviews DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-WI), the Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson, Susan Del Percio, Chris Kofinis, and the congressional candidate with 2012’s strangest campaign ad, Jeff Barth.

*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Alex Wagner’s guests include the New York Times’ Frank Bruni,’s Steve Kornacki,’s Alicia Menendez, and BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory, Obama Campaign National Press Secretary Ben LaBolt, GOP strategist and Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), NBC’s Ron Allen, National Journal’s Reid Wilson and the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus.

*** Friday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: The program interviews the Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson, GOP strategist Chip Saltsman, and The Grio’s Joy Ann Reid.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Weekend’s with Alex Witt” line-up: As part of her weekly “Office Politics” segment, MSNBC’s Alex Witt runs a “best of series,” featuring interviews with a Rachel Maddow, Mark Sebastian Junger, David Gregory, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

*** Saturday’s and Sunday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” line-up: On Saturday, Melissa Harris Perry interviews (among othters) Steve Kornacki and The Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid. And on Sunday, she interviews, comedian Margaret Cho and political observer Bill Schneider.