THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Life And Legacy Of Don Cornelius, Public Outcry Over Cuts To Planned Parenthood, Romney And The Poor

Topics to include the state of the economy, including the drop in unemployment, Presidential candidate and former Governor Romney’s comments about poor people, the loss of legendary entertainment icon Don Cornelius and a look at the fallout and subsequent reversal from Susan G. Komen for the Cure on funding Planned Parenthood –

February 3, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – Former White House Economic Advisor and current Princeton University economics and public affairs professor, Cecilia Rouse;  Don Jackson, founder and CEO of Central City Productions, Inc. and former Soul Train producer; Donnie Simpson, radio and television personality; Jawn Murray, entertainment journalist; and Eleanor Hinton-Hoytt, President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and author of, Health First, The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, February 5 at 11 AM.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Karen Finney, MSNBC political analyst; Dr. Chris Metzler, Georgetown University professor; Deborah Simmons, senior correspondent for The Washington Times; and Democratic pollster, Cornell Belcher.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: the state of the economy with the addition of 257,00 jobs in January and a drop in the unemployment rate; comments from Republican Presidential candidate and former Governor Mitt Romney about his lack of concern for poor people; the life and legacy of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius, who forged a new path in bringing black music and culture into America’s living rooms; the public outcry over cuts to the Planned Parenthood that would have affected low income women who couldn’t otherwise afford mammograms and  the subsequent reversal from Susan G. Komen for the Cure on funding;  President Obama’s remarks in which he openly shares his faith; and the process of testing how campaign messages will resonate with voters.

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.

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