Watch It Live: Battle for the Oval Office

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(The Root) — Join The Root as we live-stream WGBH TV's Basic Black program as it takes on President Obama's re-election chances in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Affordable Care Act, his stances on immigration and more. Panelists will also weigh in on what some consider to be the black community's diminishing support for the president. 


Basic Black features a panel discussion with some of the black community's most notable scholars, editors, authors and more. This week's episode will feature The Callie Crossley Show's Callie Crossley; Emerson College professor and cultural commentator Kim McLarin; senior reporter for WGBH radio Phillip Martin; and Peniel Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University and co-founder of the school's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

The Root will participate via live chat, which you can join using the module below. Use it to comment and ask questions during and after the discussion.


To see the televised broadcast, log on to for your local listing.

Check out the live chat and live webcast below at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 6, or at

Basic Black Live July 6, 2012

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