THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Louis Gossett Jr, Richard Roundtree, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lamman Rucker, Tatyana Ali, Keisha Knight Pulliam | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Louis Gossett Jr, Richard Roundtree, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lamman Rucker, Tatyana Ali, Keisha Knight Pulliam

SPECIAL EDITION OF WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN FROM LOS ANGELES ON FEB. 19 FOCUSES ON THE DEATH OF WHITNEY HOUSTON, BLACK HOLLYWOOD’S ROLE IN THE 2012 ELECTION, AND THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS

— Guests include California Attorney General Kamala Harris as well as an array of stars from Black Hollywood including Louis Gossett Jr, Richard Roundtree, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lamman Rucker, Tatyana Ali and Keisha Knight Pulliam, among many others

Feb. 17, 2012, Los Angeles, CA –This week’s special edition of Washington Watch with Roland Martin features interviews and conversations with a wide variety of famous African Americans as they gathered in Los Angeles for the NAACP Image Awards, for which Washington Watch with Roland Martin was nominated.  The show will air on TV One on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11 AM ET

Guests featured on the show this week include Kamala Harris,  the first African American to be elected Attorney General  in the state of California, who speaks to Martin about the rights of homeowners in distress due to the foreclosure fraud. Martin will also be joined by an array of actors from Black Hollywood including: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Rolonda Watts and Deniece Williams on the death of Whitney Houston and the impact of her life and art; Louis  Gossett, Jr., Tatyana Ali, Lamman Rucker and Keisha Knight Pulliam on the perception of President Obama in Black Hollywood and the impact this community will have on the 2012 election;  Brian White, Richard Roundtree, Dondre Whitfield  and Phil Morris on the struggle for black actors to get the variety of television and film roles that reflect the diversity of the black experience and how the recent release of Red Tails (about the Tuskegee Airman) is helping to change the image of black actors in Hollywood.  Comedians Eddie Griffin, Sinbad and Joe Torry will also provide a bit of comic relief.  Martin will also share his perspective on his meeting this week with GLAAD.

Hosted by TV One political editor 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.

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