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Ahead on the 12/14 Maddow show

Tonight's guests include:Col.

Tonight's guests include:

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell  

Steve Schmidt,  msnbc political analyst and former McCain campaign senior strategist  

Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at ACLU

Tonight's guest list is still in the works, but here's tonight's video preview with executive producer Bill Wolff:

Tonight's musical accompaniment:

Wouldn't It Be Nice by The Beach Boys on Grooveshark

Will adds: Ok, I'm going to have to accept a demotion to "Evil C+ student" since my simul-soundtrack plan didn't take into account the fact that the widget volume would be so much louder than Bill. All is not lost, however. If you click the link here instead of the widget, it'll open the song in another window and that one will have a volume button so you can set the right balance.