MSNBC has expanded their weekend line-up by adding a new show hosted by regular contributor Melissa Harris-Perry. The Melissa Harris-Perry Show will launch in February and it will be the only politically-themed show hosted by an African-American woman on a cable news network.

MSNBC Vice President and Executive Editor, Yvette Miley, who is also an African-American, explains how Perry reached this level of success, “Melissa Harris Perry has earned this opportunity not just to participate in the political discussion but to lead the conversation about America’s future and our future.”

“This is an extraordinary experience,” said Perry, who is currently a political science professor at Tulane University. ”[MSNBC President] Phil Griffin and MSNBC are giving me the chance to have a much bigger classroom.”

The show will debut on MSNBC February 4th and is set to air on Saturdays and Sundays between 10AM-12PM. Griffin made the announcement and explained how he is thrilled to have her join the expanded weekend line-up.

The MSNBC audience is familiar with Melissa Harris-Perry. Perry is a frequent guest of PoliticsNation with Reverend Al Sharpton and she also serves as an occasional host of The Rachel Maddow Show along with the The Last Word.

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