Chris Matthews

*MSNBC’s King Day lineup on Monday includes “Obama’s America: 2010 and Beyond,” moderated by “Hardball’s” Chris Matthews and featuring radio host Tom Joyner live from Texas Southern University in Houston.

Airing from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET on Jan. 18, the special “will explore some of the most pressing and provocative issues connected to race and race relations in the U.S.,” a press release states.

Issues on the table range from whether there is such a thing as generational colorblindness, to the “burdens of the first,” and whether there are a unique set of expectations and challenges attached to being the first to break a racial barrier.

Panelists include Voto Latino founder and MSNBC analyst Maria Teresa Kumar; Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University; radio talk show host Michael Smerconish; actress and activist Rosie Perez; John McWhorter, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Irshad Manji, author, “The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith”; Jeff Johnson, political commentator and journalist. will feature additional information on the special and its guests. will also allow viewers to participate in live votes and continue the discussion online.