THIS WEEK On Washington Watch With Roland Martin: Dr. Cornel West, Patrick Gaspard, Preview Of TV One’s New Docu-Drama Find Our Missing | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch With Roland Martin: Dr. Cornel West, Patrick Gaspard, Preview Of TV One’s New Docu-Drama Find Our Missing

PATRICK GASPARD OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND ACTIVIST DR. CORNEL WEST ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN JANUARY 15


– Topics to include the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, the rise in poverty, the discrepancy in national media coverage for missing people of color, and a birthday tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King  –

January 13, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee is among the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, January 15 at 11 AM.  Martin will also be joined by Thelma and Derrick Butler, mother and brother to Pamela Butler, a Washington, D.C. woman who disappeared in 2009 and whose case will be featured in a new TV One docu-drama, Find Our Missing.      
The journalist/commentator panel will include: Washington Director of Demos, a progressive think tank Heather McGhee; Princeton University professor, author and activist Dr. Cornel West; senior correspondent for The Washington Times Deborah Simmons; and PoliticoWhite House Correspondent, Joseph Williams.

Topics to be explored during the hour include:  infighting among Republican presidential contenders over capitalism and attacks by Mitt Romney on President Obama; the rise in poverty in America which has grown by 2.6 million in just the last twelve months; a preview of a new TV One docu-drama, Find Our Missing, (debuts 1/18) which profiles missing black Americans, whose cases rarely receive the level of national media coverage as their white counterparts; and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King on what would have been his 83rd birthday.

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 (www.tvone.tv ) serves more than 56.4 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; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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