Melissa Perry-Harris (biracial) lands show debut, title on Feb 18
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY whose show will bear her name “Melissa Harris-Perry”
TO DEBUT WEEKEND PROGRAM ON MSNBC (where my old boss Aretha Marshall works–I wonder, since she is in charge of hiring talent DID she play a role in hiring women who look like her! Especially Alex Wagner)
—FEBRUARY 4th 10 AM-NOON ET–or pushed back to Feb 18?
“UP W/CHRIS HAYES” TO AIR 8-10 AM ET SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
NEW YORK—January 5, 2012—MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry is the latest addition to MSNBC’s expanding weekend lineup. Her new program, set to air Saturdays and Sundays 10a-noon ET, will debut on MSNBC February 4th. The announcement was made by MSNBC President Phil Griffin.
I mentioned her in a blog http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/the-age-of-opinion/
And what would this hour of power be without a woman? Melissa Harris-Perry, writer and professor at Tulane University, has been popping up like dandelions in a hot rainy spring. She’s everywhere these days after making frequent appearances on the Rachel Maddow Show. I don’t think anyone could have assembled more staunch supporters of President Obama. They comprise the new insiders, as long as Obama is president. Then there are the outsiders: Tavis Smiley and Cornell West. They are undertaking a bus poverty tour and asking Obama not to change the subject. The subject is jobs, jobs for the black community who is hurting at 16 percent unemployment nationally. Shouting matches have been breaking out all over national television between authentic blacks and plantation politicians. Both terms have been around for decades, but in the age of opinion they take on new meaning in light of this country’s first “black” president.
Read more: http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/the-age-of-opinion/page-2/#ixzz1lBJWJRVz
- Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Show Gets Title And New Date (huffingtonpost.com)
- Melissa Harris-Perry’s New MSNBC Weekend Show Has A Name: Melissa Harris-Perry (mediaite.com)
- TheGrio’s 100: Melissa Harris-Perry, bringing race and politics to the forefront (thegrio.com)
- Melissa Harris-Perry to get show on MSNBC (heloise8.wordpress.com)
Posted on February 1, 2012, in Femme depot, Racial Rundown, TV Trough and tagged Alex Witt, barack obama, biracial, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Phil Griffin, rachel maddow, sunday, Tulane University. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.