MSNBC's Joy Reid Calls Launching The ReidOut amid Racial Justice Movement 'a Wonderful Burden'

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"Chris called and congratulated me on the show," she says. "Those are big shoes to fill. I watched it from the beginning. So it's pretty daunting to take that spot in particular. It's a high bar."

But Reid credits her family — husband Jason Reid and her three children, daughter Winsome and sons Jmar and Miles — with helping give her the confidence to succeed.

"They were very excited [when I got the show]," she says. "They put up streamers and shot confetti in the house."

Her new segment, which launched on July 20 on MSNBC and airs weeknights, covers political issues, including the intersection of race, justice and culture, and features one-on-one conversations with politicians and newsmakers.

"To help people see different perspectives is a wonderful burden," she says.

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