ROLAND MARTIN INTERVIEWS LEGENDARY ACTOR, SINGER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST HARRY BELAFONTE IN SPECIAL EDITION OF WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8
April 6, 2012, Silver Spring, MD — On Easter Sunday, Washington Watch with Roland Martin will feature a special hour-long interview with legendary singer, songwriter, actor and civil rights and humanitarian activist Harry Belafonte. The program airs Sunday, April 8 at 11 AM ET.
During the hour, Martin talks with Mr. Belafonte about his relationship with Martin Luther King Jr., and how that changed his life; his experiences in the civil rights movement of the 1960s; the effects of his activism on his family life; Fidel Castro and Cuba in the ‘50s and early ‘60s; the roots of rap culture in social protest and its subsequent commercialization; his early experiences with the King Center and reaction to being uninvited to speak at Coretta Scott King’s funeral; his 1996 cancer diagnosis and campaign to encourage black men to get screened for prostate cancer; and racism in Hollywood filmmaking today and historically.
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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