THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Rep. Maxine Waters, Van Jones, Columbus Short, WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw & More | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Rep. Maxine Waters, Van Jones, Columbus Short, WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw & More


U.S. REP MAXINE WATERS (D-CA), REBUILD THE DREAM CO-FOUNDER VAN JONES, FILM AND TELEVISON STAR COLUMBUS SHORT AND THE WNBA’s CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW ARE THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON APRIL 29

Topics to include the economy, taxes, women’s reproductive rights; grassroots solutions to help the “99 percent” make gains in wages and wealth; whether the Ryan budget violates Christ’s teachings;  expanding opportunities for African American actors on network TV; and fighting depression, even at the height of success –

April 27, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – U.S. Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA), Van Jones, former White House advisor, author and co-founder of the grassroots organization Rebuild the Dream; Columbus Short, film and television star from ABC’s new hit drama series Scandal; and the WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw of the San Antonio Silver Stars are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, April 29 at 11 AM ET.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The Chicago Tribune; Cynthia Gordy Washington reporter for theRoot.com; Dr. Chris Metzler, Georgetown University professor; and Angela Rye, executive director and general counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus.

Topics to be explored during the hour include:  policy differences between Democrats and Republicans over tax cuts, help for the poor, the elderly, working people and women’s rights;  solutions being proposed by grassroots organization Rebuild the Dream to help the “99%” make gains in wages and wealth; and remarks made this week by President Obama and Presidential candidate and former Governor Romney regarding higher education. In addition, Roland talks to actor Columbus Short about the new ABC series Scandal, one of the only broadcast network series featuring an African American in a leading role. Also, professional women’s basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw talks about her struggle with clinical depression, revealed in her new book Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot, as well as the retirement of her college coach, mentor and friend, Pat Summitt.

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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