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THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Latest Developments In The #Trayvon Martin Case, Plus R&B Star Rahsaan Patterson


ROLAND MARTIN TALKS TO THREE YOUNG BLACK LEADERS UNDER 40 AS HE KEEPS THE FOCUS ON TRAYVON MARTIN, PLUS BISHOP T.D. JAKES,  R & B STAR RAHSAAN PATTERSON, AND A PREVIEW OF HIS HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW WITH ACTIVIST ENTERTAINER HARRY BELAFONTE ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN APRIL 1 ON TV ONE

- Martin offers commentary on the Trayvon Martin case and its power to effect lasting change, and reports on a forum he hosted in Sanford, FL March 26; other topics to include the power of forgiveness, and the devastating impact of child sexual abuse  -

March 30, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – Washington Watch with Roland Martin keeps the focus on Trayvon Martin this week, kicking off with an update by host Roland Martin of the week’s developments and a March 26 Sanford, FL forum he hosted, followed by a panel discussion with guests identified by IMPACT and news site Loop21.com as among the most influential people of color in Washington under age 40. Participating in the discussion are Janaye Ingram, D.C. bureau chief for the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, Brandon Andrews, legislative aide for Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe and Mikael Moore, Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California. The show airs Sunday, April 1 at 11 AM ET on TV One.

Also joining Martin this week are Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House worship center in Dallas, on his new book, Let It Go, and the healing power of forgiveness, especially in salvaging marriages; and R & B star, Rahsaan Patterson, who shares a personal story about child sexual abuse and its devastating effects, and what can be done about it. His new song, “Don’t Touch Me,” will be available on iTunes on April 3. Proceeds from the song will benefit the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an organization dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault.

The program will also feature a preview of Roland Martin’s interview with activist and film and entertainment legend Harry Belafonte on the plight of poor people. The full interview will air on Easter Sunday.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Keli Goff, Contributing Editor for Loop 21.com, Armstrong Williams, host of The Armstrong Williams Show on Sirius XM Radio; Joe Madison, Sirius XM Radio host; and Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: an update on the Trayvon Martin case and its power to effect lasting change, attacks by right wing commentators against Trayvon Martin and reaction from the Sanford, FL community during Martin’s trip for a forum on the legal issues of the case; racism; and voter suppression.

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 nearly 57 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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