On Saturday's show, we'll examine the moral and political aspects of the controversy surrounding Missouri Republican Senatorial Candidate Rep. Todd Akin's abortion comments, and we'll take a deep dive into the history of a spurious myth that has somehow persisted in many far-right circles: that women cannot become pregnant if they are "legitimately" raped. And we'll discuss racial politics with a blockbuster panel that includes Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the riveting new essay "Fear of a Black President" in The Atlantic.
Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:
Katha Pollitt, columnist for The Nation.
Esther Armah, author, playwright, and radio host of WBAI-FM's "Wake Up Call."
Jay Smooth, host of WBAI-FM's "Underground Railroad."
Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek/Daily Beast and author of "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World."
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" and professor at Tulane University.
W. Kamau Bell, comedian and host of FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of "The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood."
Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life.
:: Blogged by Katherine Guthrie (@kguth1130), production assistant for Up w/ Chris Hayes ::