Washington Watch with Roland Martin, 06.03.12, Transcript

At the top of our agenda this week, the job report in May is in, and only 82,000 private-sectors were created last month. The unemployment rises to 8.2 percent.

Guess what? The birthers are back. Are they targeting racist voters, or just dumb voters? Wanted: surrogates for Pres. Obama, because the ones he has right now clearly aren’t helping him when they appear on TV.

Our “Washington Watch” newsmakers: Pres. Obama’s Chief Economic Advisor Alan Krueger and Democratic congresswoman Corrine Brown on Florida’s efforts to again restrict voting rights. In the “Washington Watch” roundtable, Raynard Jackson, president of Raynard Jackson & Associates; Bill Press, host of “Full Court Press” on Current TV; Joseph Williams, Politico’s White House correspondent; and Sirius XM Radios “The Black Eagle,” Joe Madison.

Civil rights leaders Gary Flowers, executive director and CEO of the Black Leadership Forum; and Hilary Shelton, senior vice president of Advocacy for the NAACP on what we should demand before giving candidates our votes.

Teach for America’s Omari Todd and D.C. Public Schools teacher Sean Larry Stevens on why the shortage of Black male teachers is hurting our young boys. Plus, “The Biggest Damn Lie” and a fond farewell to several entertainment icons. It’s happening right now on “Washington Watch.”

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