MSNBC en MSNBC Gets Academic: Meet Host Prof. Harris-Perry Cable news channels tend to treat intellectuals gingerly — as fragile curiosities or as targets for ridicule — when they appear at all.<p>Not MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:43:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 16215 at Business News Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with Microsoft's moves in the news business.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: Microsoft is making headlines this morning. The software company is no longer part of the joint venture that owned That breakup leaves it free to start its own online news service. NBC's owner, Comcast, bought out Microsoft's 50-percent interest in MSNBC, though there's no word on what it paid. So as of today, is now Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:30:00 +0000 editor 15823 at