Watch Melissa Harris-Perry
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Melissa Harris-Perry is a current affairs TV show, with an emphasis on political commentary and analysis, hosted by Professor Melissa Harris-Perry. Dr. Harris-Perry is a professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University, and the author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. The Melissa Harris-Perry television program has panel discussions on national politics, pop culture, and current events. Her guests include other academics and Hollywood workers, both stars and behind the scenes people, as well as the usual political pundits found on most such shows. She has featured guests as diverse as Senator Barbara Boxer, Olympic gynmast Gabby Douglas, attorney Anita Hill, actor Jamie Foxx, feminist Anita Sarkeesian, and filmmaker Joe Gantz. She has a strong interest in how pop culture affects politics and vice versa. Dr. Harris-Perry encourages her viewers to interact with the show through Twitter. The show has discussed such topics as presidential candidates, religious freedom, police shootings, and voter suppression.