Up with Steve Kornaki Preview

Up: Saturday December 7

On Saturday, Up with Steve Kornacki will discuss Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the United States’ complicated relationship with South Africa during his imprisonment.  The panel will also talk about how prisoner Nelson Mandela was able to form a democratic nation and became President Nelson Mandela.

Shifting gears, the panel will talk about the newest schism within one of the major parties, this time between centrist and progressive Democrats.

And if it’s Saturday… it’s time for another edition of UP Against the Clock! 

Joining Steve at the table will be:

Maya Wiley, founder & president, Center for Social Inclusion (@mayawiley)

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast (@eleanorclift)

Pedro Noguera, Professor of Education and Executive Director of The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity, NYU (@PedroANoguera)

Sean Jacobs, International Affairs professor, The New School and author, “Thabo Mbeki’s World: The Politics and Ideology of the South African”

Katherine Newman, sociologist, Johns Hopkins University and author, “After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa”

Barry Denenberg, author, “Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom”

Sally Kohn, political columnist & progressive activist, MovementVision.org (@SallyKohn)

Isaac Chotiner, senior editor, The New Republic (@IChotiner)

McKay Coppins, politics editor, BuzzFeed.com (@mckaycoppins)

Jonathan Capehart, msnbc contributor, columnist, The Washington Post (@CapehartJ)

Up: Saturday December 7