CNN’s Roland Martin Kickin’ It With His Homegirl Soledad O’Brien


By Betsy Rothstein Comment

The funk is back. At least for a few days.

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien put in a special word for her friend and CNN Contributor Roland Martin to appear on two of the remaining days of “Starting Point” this week. Martin appeared on her program this morning and is scheduled to show up again on Friday.

Martin, whose six-year contact with the network ends on April 6, has had sparse appearances on CNN as of late as producers were told not to book him.

Needless to say, Martin was ecstatic to appear on O’Brien’s program, even if he is perceived to be a persona non grata within certain circles there.