JOY REID TO HOST NEW WEEKEND PROGRAM ON MSNBC
Premieres Saturday, May 7 at 10AM ET
NEW YORK – April 29, 2016 – MSNBC announced today that Joy Reid will host a new weekend program airing Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-Noon ET on MSNBC. Reid will tackle the most important news and political topics of the week and, along with a rotating panel of journalists, will explore how these issues shape the country. The program will premiere next Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. ET.
“MSNBC viewers crave not only the facts, but also in-depth discussion and analysis from a range of perspectives,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. “There is no one better equipped than Joy to lead this new project, and create a place for the kind of unique discussion our audience has come to expect.”
“We are a country of too much talk and too little conversation. We talk past our invisible divides of race and class, ideology and region rather than taking them on,” said Joy Reid. “Saturday and Sunday mornings will be a place to talk politics and do good journalism while bringing diverse, smart, and accomplished voices to the table.”
This new program fills the timeslot formerly held by “MHP,” hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry.
“Melissa did a show that was incredibly valuable,” Reid said. “Instead of trying to replace it, we will fill the space with something new; something compelling, and something that adds to the conversation.”