THIS WEEK On Washington Watch With Roland Martin: NAACP Pres. & CEO Ben Jealous, WH Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, AFT Pres. Randi Weingarten, Pastor Jamal Bryant


– Topics to include the fight for voting rights, domestic policy priorities for The White House, advancing the education agenda and the role of the African American church in the income inequality gap-

December 16, 2011, Silver Spring, MD – –   NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, outgoing White House director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes, president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten and pastor Jamal Bryant, of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, MD are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, December 18 at 11 AM.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan; Comcast Network Washington bureau chief Robert Traynham; race, ethnicity and demographics editors for the Associated Press, Sonya Ross and Sirius XM Radio host Joe Madison.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: efforts by the Justice Department and NAACP to counter voter suppression efforts; the end of the war in Iraq and the ongoing battle among Republican presidential candidates; unfinished business for the White House on the domestic policy front; the Occupy the Dream movement, a new ally for Occupy Wall Street, initiated by a coalition of African American churches; and an assessment of Washington’s efforts to advance the education agenda.

Hosted by TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst Roland Martin, TV One’s hour-long weekly public affairs series focuses on issues of importance to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts.  Washington Watch with Roland Martin also explores a wide range of timely and relevant topics including history, books, music, films, technology and black culture.

Launched in January 2004, TV One ( serves more than 56 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK;], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK);], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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