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MSNBC Rolls Out Colorful Cast of Characters

MSNBC’s “Hardball” is set to broadcast from the site of the Reagan Library on Tuesday, and Wednesday in anticipation of the GOP presidential debate. The program will have many more guests than usual. Will it be a fun time or a disaster? On Tuesday: eight guests. On Wednesday: 12 and 13 depending on the hour.

Primetime anchors including Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell and Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a live discussion following Wednesday’s debate sponsored by NBC and Politico. Post debate analysis will include the following guests:

Alex Wagner, MSNBC Analyst/Huffington Post
Eugene Robinson, WaPo
Melissa Harris-Perry, The Nation
Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC Political Analyst
Steve Schmidt, Republican Strategist
Mark McKinnon, DailyBeast.com Contributor/Co-founder of “No Labels”
David Axelrod, Obama Camp. Surrogate
Robert Gibbs, Obama Camp. Surrogate

See the “Hardball” guests for both days after the jump…

TUESDAY (5 pm ET/2pm PT)

Michael Steele, MSNBC Political Analyst/Former RNC Chair
John Harris, Editor in Chief, Politico
Jonathan Alter, Bloomberg
Mark Halperin, MSNBC Political Analyst/Time Magazine
John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine
David Corn, MSNBC Political Analyst
Michelle Bernard, MSNBC Political Analyst
Pat Buchanan, MSNBC Political Analyst

WEDNESDAY: 5 pm ET/2 pm PT
Peggy Noonan, Former Reagan Speechwriter/The Wall Street Journal
Michael Steele , MSNBC Political Analyst/Former RNC Chair
Howard Fineman, MSNBC Political Analyst/The Huffington Post
Mark Halperin, MSNBC Political Analyst/Time Magazine
Wayne Slater, Senior Political Writer, Dallas Morning News
Jeff Zeleny, National Political Correspondent, New York Times
Jonathan Martin, Senior Political Writer, Politico
Joan Walsh, Editor at Large, Salon
Mark McKinnon, DailyBeast.com Contributor/Co-founder of “No Labels”
Bob Shrum, Democrat Strategist
John Heilemann, National Affairs Editor, New York Magazine
David Corn, MSNBC Political Analyst

7 p.m.

Peggy Noonan, Former Reagan Speechwriter/The Wall Street Journal
Michael Steele, MSNBC Political Analyst/Former RNC Chair
Jim VandeHei, Exec. Editor, Politico
Howard Fineman, MSNBC Political Analyst/The Huffington Post
Mark Halperin, MSNBC Political Analyst/Time Magazine
Wayne Slater, Senior Pol. Writer, Dallas Morning News
Jeff Zeleny, National Political Correspondent, New York Times
Joan Walsh, Editor at Large, Salon
Mark McKinnon, DailyBeast.com Contributor/Co-founder of “No Labels”
Bob Shrum, Democrat Strategist
Steve Schmidt, Republican Strategist
David Corn, MSNBC Political Analyst
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles/Obama Camp. Surrogate

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