"Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion television show on MSNBC."I will be there to lend support, but will not go on camera. Quite some time ago I made a deal with my co-author that if a television spot came up he will do it without me. Neither of us has any actual television experience and the two times I was on a very small television program I froze seeing myself in the monitors. It's difficult enough to not make a fool of oneself, and this way he doesn't have to deal with me as well as everything else. Or vice versa, for that matter. Also, el V's good at speaking and responding fast, quick and even witty.
Unlike me, as a professional musician and singer, he's had years of experience on stage with audiences of all different kinds, from theaters and bar rooms to academia, and on the radio -- and a bit more television experience, particularly back in 2006 when Willie Nelson recorded his gay cowboy song, "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly [fond of each other]."