THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Rep James Clyburn, Krissah Thompson, Rahiel Tesfamarion, Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Huggy Lowdown And More …

Topics to include the rise in job creation, the jobs and highway bills in Congress, an assessment of the social, economic and emotional state of Black women in America, political attacks against President Obama on gas prices, and a tribute to a classic African American novel –

 – March 9, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – U.S.  Rep James Clyburn (D-SC ),  Krissah Thompson, staff writer for The Washington Post, Rahiel Tesfamarion, founder of, Howard University Professor, Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, actor/director Ruben Santiago Hudson, and comedian Huggy Lowdown are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, March 11 at 11 AM.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Sonya Ross, race, ethnicity and demographics editor for the Associated Press;Joe Madison, Sirius XM Radio host;Dr. Wilmer Leon, political scientist and XM Sirius radio and Armstrong Williams, host of the nationally syndicated radio and TV program, The Right Side.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: the Labor Department’s report of 233,000 new private sector jobs created last month; the bi-partisan jobs bill that passed the House this week and the upcoming highway bill, expected to pass in both the Senate and the House; a discussion of a new Washington Post– Kaiser Family Foundation survey revealing a positive assessment of the social, economic and emotional state of black women in America; a radio tribute, directed by actor/director Ruben Santiago Hudson, to African American literary pioneer, Zora Neale Hurston, whose book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, celebrates its 75th anniversary, a humorous take on the Republican presidential candidates from comedian Huggy Lowdown, “Celebrity Snitch” from the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and a tribute to the late Rep Donald Payne who leaves behind a legacy of service in his home state of New Jersey as well as around the world for his work on Darfur and Sudan.

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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