THIS SUNDAY! The Black Hollywood Edition Of Washington Watch With Roland Martin


– California Representative Maxine Waters, Actresses Robinne Lee, Essence Atkins, Noree Victoria, and Jackée, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Comedians George Wallace, Michael Colyer and Dominique are among the guests on special Hollywood Edition of Washington Watch –

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 1, 2013 – This week’s special edition of Washington Watch with Roland Martin features interviews and conversations with a wide variety of famous African Americans as they gathered in Los Angeles for the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards, for which Washington Watch received its fourth consecutive nomination. The show will air on TV One Sunday, Feb. 3, at 11 AM EST.

Guests Include: California Representative Maxine Waters; Actresses Robinne Lee (Hitch, Deliver Us From Eva), Essence Atkins (A Haunted House, Half & Half, Smart Guy), Noree Victoria (The Rickey Smiley Show) , and Jackée (227, Sister Sister); Emmy nominated motion picture and television Producer, Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, Just Wright, Sparkle); Reality Television Producer, D’angela Proctor (Sunday Best, The Family Crews); Filmmaker and Director Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere); and comedians, Dominique (The Tom Joyner Morning Show), Michael Colyer and George Wallace.

The journalist/commentator panel includes: Author and family and relationship expert, Judge Mablean Ephriam; Senior Writer for Newsweek/DailyBeast, Allison Samuels; and Host of The Hutchinson Report, Ofari Hutchinson.

Topics featured this week include: This week’s congressional hearing on gun violence; the effects of newly proposed immigration reforms on the African American community and challenging the images of Black women in today’s media.

Washington Watch with Roland Martin is TV One’s hour-long weekly public affairs series focused on issues of importance to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Obama Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts. The programalso explores a wide range of timely and relevant topics including history, books, music, films, technology and black culture. Roland S. Martin is a two-time NAACP Image Award winner and a six-time nominee. The executive producer of Washington Watch is Jay Feldman and the executive in charge of production for TV One is Craig Henry. Washington Watch airs weekly, Sundays at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT on TV One.

Launched in January 2004, TV One ( 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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