THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary Of State Consideration; The Murder Of Jordan Davis; Michigan Becomes A Right-To-Work State


Topics include: Susan Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration; the murder of Florida teen, Jordan Davis; Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state in the country; President Lincoln’s image as the “Great Emancipator,” and a special tour of the White House at Christmas.

December, 14, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – Susan Rice’s withdrawal from Secretary of State consideration leads the headlining topics on this week’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin, which airs on TV One this Sunday, December 16, 2012.

Other topics to include: The murder of an unarmed teen, Jordan Davis, draws attention to the need for stricter gun control laws in Florida; right-to-work states and the effect these laws have on labor unions and African Americans; the change in President Lincoln’s image as the “Great Emancipator,” and a special tour of the White House at Christmas by the First Dog, Bo.

Guests to include: Lucia McBath and Ron Davis, parents of Jordan Davis, a Florida teen who was tragically shot and killed on November 23, 2012; President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Lee Saunders; State Coordinator for Rainbow PUSH Michigan, D. Alexander Bullock; Chief Economist for the AFL-CIO,William Spriggs, and Chair of the History Department at Howard University, Dr. Edna Greene Medford.

The journalist/commentator panel to include: Columnist for the WashingtonPost.comRahiel Tesfamariam; Political Scientist from Georgetown University, Dr. Chris Metzler; Senior Correspondent for the Washington TimesDeborah Simmons and Contributor for TheGrio.comJoseph Williams.

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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