THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: VP Debate Recap; Supreme Court Hearing On Affirmative Action; Voter Suppression Update And More

Topics Include: Analysis of the Vice Presidential Debate; The Supreme Court Hearing on Affirmative Action at the University of Texas; and an update on voter suppression; Martin also pays homage Andrew Brimmer

October 12, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – This week, managing editor and host Roland S. Martin continues his conversation with actress Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) who expresses concerns over the lack of arts in schools, and shares her hope that President Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term, on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN, Sunday, October 14 on TV One at 11 AM EDT/ 8 AM PDT.

Following what Martin describes as the “Throw down in Kentucky,” Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan’s Vice Presidential Debate, Martin leads a discussion on the overall outcome – who won –  and its impact on next week’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.  Joining Martin and at The Washington Watch roundtable are: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Founder and Thought leader at Last Word Productions, Rodell Mollineau, President of American Bridge; Angela Rye, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus; and Armstrong Williams, Political Commentator and host of The Right Side.

Topics explored during the hour include: analysis of the Vice Presidential Debate and the implication for next week’s presidential debate; an update on the Supreme Court hearing on Affirmative Action at the University of Texas; an update on the battle against voter suppression and an explanation of state amendments and referendums on the state of ballots. Martin and the panel also pay homage to Andrew Brimmer, the first African American to serve on the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.

In this week’s segment of “The Choice,” Martin reviews the presidential candidates’ stance on appointments to the Supreme Court.  Currently, the court is evenly divided between conservatives and liberals with Justice Anthony Kennedy often being the deciding vote.  The next president, with one or two appointments will swing the court one way or the other, for years to come. Martin poses the question, “What kind of nominees for the Supreme Court are President Obama and Mitt Romney likely to appoint?”  He finds the answers for the potential appointments in statements made by both men in various public forms.


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  • amma

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