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THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Pastor Marvin Winans, Etan Thomas, Iyanla Vanzant, Jacquie Hood Martin, Michelle Gibson, Janice Ferebee, Crystal McCrary

SACRAMENTO MAYOR KEVIN JOHNSON, PASTOR MARVIN WINANS AND FORMER NBA STAR ETAN THOMAS ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON SUNDAY, MAY 27

-       Topics to include how Mayor Johnson is revitalizing Sacramento during tough economic times, fatherhood, obesity among black women,  remembering Whitney Houston and finding peace after a tragedy -

May 24, 2012, Silver Spring, MD– Sacramento, CA mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson; Pastor Marvin Winans; former NBA star Etan Thomas; motivational speaker and author Iyanla Vanzant; author, motivational speaker and yoga instructor Jacquie Hood Martin (Roland Martin’s wife); LA Fitness instructor Michelle Gibson; Janice Ferebee, founder of Got It Goin’ On female empowerment program; and author and television producer Crystal McCrary are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, May 27 at 11 AM ET.

Mayor Johnson discusses his transition from NBA star to the mayor’s job and his approach to strengthening and improving the city of Sacramento during these difficult economic times.  Etan Thomas, a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative and author of Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, talks about how and why men need to be the best fathers possible; Pastor Marvin Winans shares recollections of Whitney Houston and the life choices we all face.  Jacquie Hood Martin, Michelle Gibson, Janice Ferebee talk about why black women have a higher overweight and obesity rate than their white counterparts and tackle the raging social media debate earlier this month when novelist Alice Randall implied in the New York Times that black women choose to be overweight.  Iyanla Vanzant picks up from her recent Washington Watch interview about the Trayvon Martin tragedy with a discussion about the loss of her own child and her new book, Peace From Broken PiecesHow To Get Through What You Are Going Through.  Crystal McCrary talks about images of how black women are portrayed on reality TV.

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 more than 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.

For more information about Washington Watch with Roland Martin or to set up interviews with Roland Martin, 

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Lynn McReynolds, 410-268-0275 /lynn@mcreynoldselek.com
Karen Baratz, 240-497-1811 / karen@baratzpr.com

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