Melissa-Harris Perry is earning praise from the press and her MSNBC colleagues alike. The Los Angeles Times article highlights Harris-Perry's hectic schedule, which includes teaching classes at Tulane University on weekdays and flying to New York on weekends for her eponymous TV show.
Harris-Perry is one of just a few African-American women anchoring a cable-news program. Her unique perspective reaches a wide audience thanks to her weekend show, "much more than I could ever do with my books," she says. Harris-Perry covers everything from pop culture trends to political stories.
Her refreshing take on news reporting has been well received by her colleges at MSNBC, but Melissa Harris-Perry is not satisfied. Harris-Perry's pleas for Beyoncé to appear on her show have not been met, but “Phil Griffin can fire me any time he wants after I have Beyoncé,” she says, “I just need a TV show long enough for that.”