THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Impact Of The Aug. Jobs Report; Revelations From The DEM Convention; Growing Divide Between Race & Class; A Look At Job Creation Plans From Pres. Obama & Mitt Romney


–Topics to include; the impact the latest jobs report may have on the Dems bounce factor, new segment The Choice looks at President Obama and Mitt Romney’s competing visions on job creation; the continuing controversy of voter suppression; the growing divide between race and class in the US; revelations and Roland’s personal observations from the recent Democratic National Convention and a behind the scenes look at the life of Indianapolis parole officers    —

September 7, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – Hilda Solis, U.S. Labor Secretary; Financial Expert Jennifer Streaks and host of American Public Television’s, “Moneywise,” Kelvin BostonJoan Walsh, editor and author ofWhat’s The Matter With White People?; are guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN, Sunday, September 9 at 11 AM/ET.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Joan WalshArmstrong Williams, political commentator and host of the “Armstrong Williams Show;” Political Scientist Wilmer Leon, host of “Inside the Issues” on Sirius XM Radio; andSteve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large for “The Atlantic.”

Topics to be explored during the hour include:  analysis of the recent Democratic National Convention; the impact of the most recent jobs report; a new segment, The Choice, explores the presidential candidates differing plans for job creation; what voters can do about growing voter suppression controversy; a new book exploring the growing divide between race and class in America; and a new docu-series providing a day-in-the life look at some of Indianapolis’ parole officers.

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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