Thursday, January 5, 2012

Melissa Harris-Perry gets her own show on MSNBC

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM

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  • CHRIS GRANGER
Tulane University professor Melissa Harris-Perry will have her own hourlong show on MSNBC twice a week, according to a report from TV Newser. Perry — the wife of fair-housing advocate and former mayoral candidate James Perry — has been a frequent guest on the network, where she has guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show.

On her Twitter account this morning*, Harris-Perry confirmed the deal and said she'll be staying in New Orleans:

Best part of a weekend show? I don't have to give up life in the academy. I'll still live in NOLA & teach at Tulane during the week.

The program doesn't have a name yet, but Harris-Perry showed some of her signature humor in another tweet:

My new weekend #MSNBC show doesn't have name yet. Since we follow "Up w/ Chris" I've been lobbying for "Uppity w/ Melissa"

The show is scheduled to debut Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. CST.

* We'd love to follow her progress on Twitter, but Harris-Perry has blocked Gambit. So we just have to read her status updates from afar, nose pressed to the window....

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