CNN Political Analyst Roland Martin, host of TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin and senior analyst with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will appear as a guest on ESPN’s wildly popular morning show First Take during NBA All-Star Week. Anchors Bayless and Smith will catch-up with Martin live from Houston, TX.
In addition to his work in the political and news arenas, Martin has also interviewed many sports luminaries including: Magic Johnson; Jim Brown;Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Julius “Dr J” Irving; Super Bowl MVP Harvey Martin; Drew Pearson; Dusty Baker; Barry Bonds; Darryl Strawberry; Don King; Spud Webb; Earl Woods, the father of Tiger Woods; andNASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
An avid sports fan, Martin is a total “homer” and pledges lifelong support to his native hometown teams the Houston Rockets, Texans (he is a season-ticket holder), and the Astros. A Texas A&M alum, Martin — who has a huge social media following — took to Twitter in support of “Johnny Football” Manziel following the freshman’s Cotton Bowl performance, and pushed for him to win the Heisman Trophy, which he eventually won. In his 21-year media career, Martin has covered numerous sporting events, ranging from golf to football to basketball to baseball, and has used his nationally-syndicated column with Creators Syndicate to write about numerous sports topics.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Re-broadcast 12:00 p.m. EST
ESPN2 and ESPN2HD
About Roland Martin: Roland S. Martin is a nationally syndicated, award-winning journalist and columnist. Currently, Martin is a political analyst for CNN, the host of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” on TV One Cable Network, and a senior analyst with the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States for three consecutive years, Martin is winner of the 2008 and 2009 NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview” and “In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview,” respectively. In 2009, CNN received the Peabody Award for outstanding election coverage. Martin played and integral role as a member of the Best Political Team on Television.