THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Importance Of Diversity For The GOP; Nov. Unemployment Report; NEW Agenda For Black America; Fiscal Cliff Debate Continues; Gun Violence Among Black Men


          Topics include: the importance of diversity for the GOP; the unemployment report; the new agenda for Black America; the fiscal cliff debate; gun violence among black men; and the life and career of the late Mervyn M. Dymally

December 7, 2012, Silver Spring, MD—Educator and Host of TV One’s Save My Son, Dr. Steve Perry; Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis; former Republican Congressman and Chairman of the J.C. Watts Companies, J.C. Watts; President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Barbara Arnwine and Director of the Center for the Prevention of School Age Violence at Drexel University, Dr. Chuck Williams are guests on this week’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin airing on TV One, December 9, 2012.

The journalist/commentator panelist includes: Executive Director and General Counsel for the Congressional Black Caucus, Angela Rye; Co-Founder and CEO of the J.C. Watts Companies, Elroy Sailor; Washington Editor at Large for The Atlantic, Steve Clemmons; and Political Commentator and Host of The Right Side with Armstrong Williams, Armstrong Williams.

Topics explored during the hour include: the importance of diversity for the GOP and steps they must take to become more inclusive; the encouraging unemployment report; the Black Agenda; the continued fiscal cliff debate; shocking truths about gun violence among black men and Martin reflects on the life and career of the late Mervyn M. Dymally.

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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