Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC

Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC
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Joy Reid's launch of her new primetime MSNBC program drew 2.6 million viewers on Monday night, making it the second-highest rated program in the 7 p.m. time slot in the network's 24-year history, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"The ReidOut” featured an interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE, along with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonOcasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech It's Harris — and we're not surprised The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden picks Harris as running mate MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal Gloria Steinem: Selection of Kamala Harris recognizes that 'black women ... are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party' MORE, the former Secretary of State of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

Reid will interview Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Hillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations MORE (D-Calif.) and former U.S. Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderObamas discuss pandemic, voting, anxiety and community in new podcast Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Republicans rejigger summer convention plans MORE, who served under President Obama, on her program on Tuesday night.

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Harris, a former 2020 presidential candidate, is reportedly on the shortlist of candidates to be Biden's running mate.

In her final question to Biden, Reid asked the former vice president if he was committed to naming a Black woman to his ticket.

“Most African-Americans that I’ve talked to on a daily basis are very concerned that Black women in particular have been the heartbeat of the Democratic Party for a long time, really shored you up in places like South Carolina,” Reid shared. “Are you committed to naming a Black woman as your vice presidential running mate?”

“I am not committed to naming any but the people I’ve named, and among them are four Black women,” Biden responded. “So that decision is under way now.”

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) is also reportedly on Biden's shortlist.