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Roland Martin to Air Special Web Program

Despite being benched at CNN, Roland Martin is carving his own path through Super Tuesday, when he will anchor a special web edition of “Washington Watch.”

On Tuesday, March 6, TV One Cable Network’s chief political editor will host a special Super Tuesday edition of his news show from Howard University’ School of Business Theatre, 2600 Sixth Street. He will broadcast live on the web from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The event will be a three-hour live web broadcast.

“There is considerable interest among African Americans in this election year, just as it was in 2008,” said Martin in a release. “We want to be able to weigh in on the election results by offering a unique perspective that will not be heard on any other cable news or broadcast channel. By having a live audience of nearly 300 Howard University students, we will also be engaging a significant part of the electorate.”

It won’t all be painfully serious. Comedian Huggy Lowdown will provide comedy for the broadcast.

What will Martin discuss? Who will his guests be? See after the jump…

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC’s Jim Cramer

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Inex Tenenbaum and a panel with Fox News analysts the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, CNN’s Donna Brazile, William Bennett and Suze Orman

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, “Beat the Press” on WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former NBC “Today” executive producer and former CBS’ “Early Show” senior executive producer Steve Friedman, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel and pop culture commentator Lola Ogunnaike

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, “The American Future” author Simon Schama, “Start Up Nation” author Dan Senor and FT‘s Chrystia Freeland

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Helene Cooper

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Janet Hook and Politico‘s Eamon Javers

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kristin Jensen, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), McClatchy’s Bill Douglas, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Listings

NBC’s Meet the Press: Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), former House Republican Leader Dick Armey, former NY023 Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava and Republican strategist Ed Gillespie

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, political strategist Matthew Dowd and former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority spokesman and author Dan Senor

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), former DNC Chairman and former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and roundtable with the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, Fortune‘s Nina Easton, former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, NY Post‘s Kirsten Powers

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), Sen. Jack Reed (D- RI), Overstock.com Chairman & CEO Patrick Byrne, Rep. David Obey (D-WI), Tony Blair and CNN’s Donna Brazile and Ed Rollins

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Bill Press, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty, FT‘s Chrystia Freeland and CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Newsweek‘s Maziar Bahari, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, WaPo‘s Anne Kornblut and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WSJ‘s David Wessel, AP’s Charles Babington and CNN’s Gloria Borger

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America” author Kati Marton and Robert Merry, as well as Bloomberg’s Han Nichols, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous and Dr. Ronald Walters and a roundtable with American Urban Radio’s April Ryan, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Stephen A. Smith, Sirius XM Radio’s Joe Madison, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: retired Pakistani lieutenant general Talat Masood, former assistant General Counsel for the CIA U.S. Naval Academy instructor Vicki Divoll, CNN’s Peter Bergen, Human Rights Watch director Jose Miguel Vivanco, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Karl de Gaucht and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), New America Foundation’s Lawrence Wilkerson

The Washington Times’ A-Section Debuts Citizen Journalism

Announced today and beginning next week, TWT will add one print page for citizen journalism to their daily paper’s A-Section. The citizen journalism page will focus on different communities of interest to TWT readers each day: academia on Monday, Metro suburbs on Tuesday, DC on Wednesday, military bases on Thursday, faith communities on Friday and charities and good works on Sunday.

Former Editorial Page Editor Deborah Simmons is editing the District, the suburbs, academia, faith and good works pages. Grace Vuoto, of TWT‘s BaseNews.com will lead up editing duties for the Thursday’s military base coverage.

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Bill Clinton. Tom Brokaw will moderate a debate between Colorado Senate candidates Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R).

  • Face the Nation: Barack Obama.

  • This Week: John McCain, and a roundtable with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein, The American Prospect’s Robert Reich, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R) South Carolina/McCain Supporter
    Sen. John Kerry, (D) Massachusetts/Obama Supporter and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. And the Power Player of the Week is Dr. Cristian Samper, Director of the National Museum of Natural History.

  • Late Edition: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, CNN’s Gloria Borger, CNN’s John King, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, Dem strategist Hilary Rosen, GOP strategist Leslie Sanchez and Dem strategist Donna Brazile.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Paul Waldman, Media Matters; Deborah Simmons, Washington Times; and David Drucker and Elizabeth Brotherton of Roll Call.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: David Brooks of the New York Times; Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post; and Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke.

  • Reliable Sources: Washingtonpost.com’s Chris Cillizza, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CNN’s Jessica Yellin, GOP strategist Amy Holmes, New Republic’s Michelle Cottle, New York Times’ former investigative journalist David Cay Johnston and PBS’ David Brancaccio.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen will be interviewed by AP’s Charles Babington and Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Lueck.

  • GPS: Premier Wen Jiabao of China and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • Inside Washington: Nina Totenberg of NPR, Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Colby King, Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas, and Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Obama supporter Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), Clinton supporter Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Tom Brokaw, Michael Eric Dyson and Amb. Andrew Young.

  • Face the Nation: Howard Dean, The Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, McClatchy Newspapers Chief Pentagon Correspondent Nancy Youssef and CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan.

  • This Week: Dean and Sens. Jim Webb and Lindsey Graham and a roundtable with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, Republican strategist Dan Senor, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sens. John McCain and John Kerry, and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington managing editor of FOX News; Mara Liasson of National Public Radio; Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, and Juan Williams of National Public Radio. The Power Player is Newseum executive director Joe Urschel.

  • Late Edition: Clinton supporter Rep. John Murtha, Obama supporter Sen. Christopher Dodd, and Sens. Dick Durbin and John Cornyn, and Rev. David O’Connell, Catholic University President. A roundtable with CNN’s Ed Henry, Candy Crowley, and Bill Schneider.

  • Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Ron Allen, BBC’s Katty Kay, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, U.S. News & World Report’s Gloria Borger

  • Reliable Sources: Townhall.com’s Mary Katharine Ham, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, Politico’s James Kotecki, Time’s James Poniewozik, St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans, Buzzmachine.com’s Jeff Jarvis

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cardinal Francis George, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, President, will be interviewed by Jay Tolson, U.S. News & World Report, Senior Writer & Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)

  • This is America: Roger Wilkins, Deborah Simmons of the Washington Times, Jabari Asim of the NAACP’s Crisis magazine, Michelle Bernard of the Independent Women’s Forum, Rev. Dr. Morris L. Shearin Sr. of the Israel Baptist Church, and Fath Davis Ruffins of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Note: The guest lists for Tim Russert and CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham were unavailable.

  • Simmons Replaces Blankley As TWT Editorial Page Editor

    bilde.jpgThe Washington Times today announced that deputy editorial page editor Deborah Simmons will replace Tony Blankley as editorial page editor. As we reported last month, Blankley left the position to join Edelman and the Heritage Foundation (his column will continue to run in the Times and he’ll continue his work on the McLaughlin Group and NPR).

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