Feb. 9: Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas, Melissa Harris-Perry


On Saturday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll sit down with feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, and activist and actress Marlo Thomas, to discuss their latest project "Makers: Women Who Make America,"  a documentary examining the women's movement through the lenses of its pioneers, airing on PBS on February 26. We'll open the discussion up to our panel to examine the state of feminism today in light of the assaults on women's rights in the last year, including the shutting down of abortion clinics, attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, and states' mandatory ultrasound bills, among others. Then we'll turn to feminism more broadly, and ask what role the American feminist movement should play in the world.

Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on msnbc will be:

Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem), author, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, co-founder of Ms. magazine. She helped launch the Women's Action Alliance, National Women's Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

Marlo Thomas (@MarloThomas), actress, author, activist, and national outreach director for St. Jude's Children Hospital.  She launched her career with "That Girl," which ran from 1966-1971, a sitcom she co-conceived and produced.

Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry), professor of political science at Tulane University, host of msnbc's "Melissa Harris-Perry," columnist for The Nation.

Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy), columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues.

Rangina Hamidi, president of Kandahar Treasure, the first women-run business in Kandahar.

Sarita Gupta (@saritasgupta), executive director of Jobs with Justice, co-director of Caring Across Generations.

Laura Flanders (@GRITlaura), founder of GRITtv.org, contributing writer to The Nation.

Mallika Dutt (@mallikadutt), founder of Breakthrough India/Breakthrough U.S.