THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Threat Of The Fiscal Cliff, Romney’s Excuses, Infant Mortality Rates In The Black Community.


Topics to include: The threat of the fiscal cliff, Romney’s newest excuses, advice for the Republican Party, and infant mortality rates in the black community.

November 16, 2012, Silver Spring, MD –U.S. Representative for New York’s 15th congressional district,Congressman Charles Rangel; Former RNC Chairman and Political Analyst for MSNBC, Michael Steele; Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health at the office of Health and Human Services, Dr. Nadine Gracia and Neonatologist and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Michael Youngare among newsmaker guests on Washington Watch with Roland Martin on Sunday, November 18 on TV One at 11am EST.

The Journalist/commentator panel to include: Race, Ethnicity and Demographics Editor for the Associated Press,Sonya Ross; Political Commentator and Host of The Right Side with Armstrong WilliamsArmstrong Williams; Political Journalist and Contributor for, Joseph Williams and National Economics Correspondent forThe Washington PostMichael Fletcher.

Topics to include: The threat of the fiscal cliff and how the President’s decisions will affect African Americans; Mitt Romney’s claims that the President gave “gifts” to minority, youth, and women voters; what the Republican Party needs to do in order to attract the ever-growing minority vote and how racism could be a factor causing higher infant mortality rates in the black community.

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.

Launched in January 2004, TV One ( serves more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK;], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK);,] one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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