MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry refusing to appear this weekend


NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC talk show was in doubt on Friday after the host declared she would not appear this weekend in response to several weeks of its pre-emption by the network.

Harris-Perry, who is black, focuses on race, gender and politics on her eponymous discussion show, which she has hosted since 2012. She is a professor of political science at Wake Forest University.

Harris-Perry said in an email to her staff that was obtained by The New York Times: “Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season.”

MSNBC said the pre-emptions were the result of the network’s heavy coverage of the presidential primary season. It had no comment on the future status of Harris-Perry’s talk show.

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