THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Revelations From The RNC, GOP Using False Welfare Ads As Motivation, Waning Dem Enthusiasm for Pres. Obama & 2012 Elections Impact On Health Care


–Topics to include: revelations from the recent RNC, Republicans using false welfare ads as a motivational tactic, the waning Democratic enthusiasm for President Obama heading into next week’s DNC, what impact the election outcome will have on health care for Americans, how the GOP could do more to reach the Black voter, why employee unions need to be concerned in the current political climate, and a new documentary that aims to erase myths about black men   —

August 31, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – Dr. Walter Fagget, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the National Medical Association, Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Lee Saunders, first black president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and producer/director Janks Mortonare the newsmakers guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN fourth season opener, Sunday, September 2 at 11 AM/ET.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Republican strategist Elroy Sailor, Founder and CEO of JC Watts Companies; Angela Rye, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Congressional Black Caucus; Political Journalist and contributor, Joseph Williams and Georgetown University Professor, Dr. Chris Metzler.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: revelations and analysis of the recent Republican National Convention; suggestions from Black Republicans as to how the GOP might better reach the Black voter; how the election outcome will impact healthcare, specifically Medicaid recipients; new concerns for employee unions in the current political environment and a new documentary aimed at erasing myths about black men.

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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