FORMER WHITE HOUSE ECONOMIC ADVISOR CECILIA ROUSE, MELANIE CAMPBELL OF THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION, NICOLE AUSTIN-HILLERY OF THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND REVEREND ANTHONY EVANS ARE THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17
– Topics to include the significant drop in middle class income and wealth, especially among African Americans, a decision by the FCC that could restrict religious programming on television, Attorney General Eric Holder’s battle with congress over the botched Fast and Furious program and expectations African Americans should have of their elected officials –
June 15, 2012, Silver Spring, MD– Cecilia Rouse, former White House Economic Advisor and current Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice; and the, president of the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, June 17 at 11 AM ET.
The journalist/ commentator panel will include: MSNBC political analyst, Karen Finney; Armstrong Williams, host of the nationally syndicated radio and TV program The Right Side; April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks; and Joseph Williams, White House correspondent for Politico.
Topics to be explored during the hour include: the decrease in middle class wealth and income as per the Federal Reserve’s report this week that the average American family’s net worth dropped by nearly 40 % between 2007 and 2010; the outrage among black pastors over the FCC’s decision to end its “viewability rule” that would restrict religious programming on cable television for some viewers; The fire Attorney General Eric Holder is facing from Congress over the flawed gun-smuggling probe known as “Fast and Furious,” which allowed guns sold in the United States to go Mexican drug cartels; and what African Americans should expect from politicians in exchange for their vote.
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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