NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC talk show is in doubt 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 the discussion show, which she has hosted since 2012. She is also an author and a professor of political science at Wake Forest University.
The show, “Melissa Harris-Perry,” is regularly scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon EST on Saturdays and Sundays. It did not air in February.
“In this exciting and unpredictable presidential primary season, many of our daytime programs have been temporarily upended by breaking political coverage, including MHP,” the network said in a statement, which characterized Perry’s response to her pre-emptions as “really surprising, confusing and disappointing.”
Harris-Perry did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.