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How family matters

How family matters

05/12/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists compare the childhood upbringings of President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, and how their families likely influenced... watch

For our May 12 show, we gather here to celebrate

05/12/12 09:00AM

"We gather here to celebrate" are words I'm not sure you hear anywhere outside of a wedding. And perhaps outside of my late-eighties grade-school socials and your local easy-listening-and-R&B station, you don't hear Luther Vandross' classic "Here and Now" more often than you do when a married couple has their first dance at their wedding.Matrimony, holy or otherwise, was this week's biggest news. President Obama took a historic new stance on marriage equality, becoming the first American President to state that he doesn't believe that marriage is just between a man and a woman. read more

Good Look: #nerdland gets some culture

05/12/12 07:40AM

Good Saturday morning, #nerdland! Get warmed up for today's show with one of our favorite discussions last week, Melissa's conversation with ballerina Misty Copeland and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins about African-Americans in the arts, the importance of government funding, and youth following in their footsteps.We led off with a solo conversation with Copeland, the first African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre in decades. Hall-Tompkins, a member of the Ritz Chamber Players, joined the conversation in the second half, which you can find after the jump. read more