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The death we are willing to tolerate

The death we are willing to tolerate

07/26/12 11:00AM

The murder and mayhem at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater took place five days ago, and since then, what we've heard from President Obama since has been mostly words of comfort and tales of courage. read more

Rape survivor Savannah Dietrich.

Making the world uncomfortable for rapists

07/23/12 03:13PM

Savannah Dietrich had too much to drink at a party, and passed out. What she told newspapers happened next was horrific: two boys, both of whom she knew, sexually assaulted her, and took pictures while they were doing it. Then they shared those photographs with others. read more

The statue of the late Joe Paterno at Penn State's Beaver Stadium was removed early yesterday. Today, crippling NCAA sanctions were levied upon the football program.

An idol is torn down, but Corbett stays upright

07/23/12 12:37PM

There may be no quieter time on a college campus than the wee hours of a Sunday morning. Thus, it is unsurprising that starting before 7:00am ET yesterday, Pennsylvania State University tore down the statue of the late football coach they once idolized (and some still do), Joe Paterno. Yes, it's summertime, and most students presumably... read more

In our July 22 show, we're going back to Africa

07/22/12 09:30AM

Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday earlier this week, a big news event here in the United States given that he is one of the few African leaders we here are familiar with. It is hard to argue that the period of apartheid in South Africa, and the U.S. coverage of the heroes who ended it put Africa on the front pages in a way we haven&... read more

A look back on 'Nerdland'

A look back on 'Nerdland'

07/21/12 08:00PM

On a programming note, Melissa Harris-Perry announces that her next show will be airing on Sunday, August 12 due to the Olympic Games. For the meantime, Harris-Perry takes a look back on past shows. watch

Activism in the Olympics

Activism in the Olympics

07/21/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by Olympic bronze medalist Dr. John Carlos, sports caster and former Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona, The Nation's Dave Zirin, and ESPN.com columnist Jemele Hill to talk about the history of activism in the Olympic... watch

Border clashes in Sudan

Border clashes in Sudan

07/21/12 08:00PM

Sudanese supermodel and refugee advocate Alek Wek joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about political disputes and unrest over border agreements in South Sudan. watch

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