*** Friday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) in our continuing series of exit interviews with retiring senators… GOP media consultant Kim Alfano and former DCCC spokesman Doug Thornell on the tone and tactics on the trail… one of us (!!!) with today’s top 2012 headlines… NBC’s Atia Abawi with the latest from Afghanistan… NBC’s Ron Mott on the trail with Ryan… More 2012 news with Politico’s Lois Romano, The Washington Post’s David Nakamura and The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny.
*** Friday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: The program interviews Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, the Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball, blogger Gerard Bush, National Review’s Robert Costa, Dem strategist Chris Kofinis, Rock the Vote President Heather Smith, and the Washington Post’s Ann Gerhard.
*** Friday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks with MSNBC’S Al Sharpton, Power Panel guests Jamal Simmons, Susan Del Percio and Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. MSNBC’S Melissa Harris Perry sounds off on hate, race & the campaign. And hosts of “The Cycle” S.E. Cupp and Steve Kornacki discuss Ryan’s inspiration – atheist novelist Ayn Rand.
*** Friday’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” line-up: Ari Melber, subbing for Alex Wagner, chats with BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, Sirius XM’s “The Flaks” Co-host Robert Traynham, journalist Dana Goldstein, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights Vince Warren, and the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne.
*** Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Romney Senior Adviser Kevin Madden, National Journal’s Major Garrett, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, CondeNaste Traveler Deputy Editor Kevin Doyle, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and The New York Times’ David Leonhardt.