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Irreverent and unapologetic comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81

Posted September 4, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY COLLEEN SHALBY September 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT on PBS NewsHour Comedian and television star Joan Rivers, known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, has died, her family said in a statement. She was 81. Joan Rivers began a career in stand-up comedy in the 1950s, a time when females were exceedingly rare in […]

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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted October 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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What’s behind Obama’s campaign to limit bulk data collection by the NSA

Posted March 26, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

President Obama announced that he wants Congress to stop the National Security Agency from gathering bulk phone records and holding them for five years. What’s at stake in the president’s push to limit the scope of U.S. surveillance? Gwen Ifill talks to Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and Gary Schmitt of […]

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Historic Unveiling of Frederick Douglass Portrait at Governor’s Mansion in Md.

Posted September 23, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

The portrait, the first of an African American to grace the halls of the residence, was done by renowned portraitist Simmie Knox, who is also the first black American to be commissioned for a presidential portrait. BY: BREANNA EDWARDS of TheRoot.com Posted: Sept. 16 2014 11:34 AM When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government […]

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WHUT Remembers Marion Barry, 1936-2014

Posted November 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

  Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born Marion Berry, Jr.; March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an […]

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In Memory of Ruby Dee – Actress, Playwrighter, Screenwriter, Journalist and Activist

Posted June 12, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) Civil rights activist and actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, Dee’s daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed Thursday. Day said her mother passed away Wednesday night at home in New Rochelle, New York. Dee acted on the Broadway stage and the silver screen. In 1961, she […]

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Obama Set to Name Hagel, Brennan to Top Positions

Posted January 7, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ And we’re back. With a battle over raising the debt ceiling on the horizon, President Obama also appears to be spoiling for a fight with Republicans in Congress when it comes to filling his Cabinet for his second term. On Monday, Mr. Obama will nominate Vietnam War veteran and former GOP Sen. […]

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Killings at American Consulate in Libya Might Shift Campaigns’ Focus

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

After months of a remarkable laser focus on domestic policy and even as the anniversary of 9/11 had a more muted tone than in years past, overnight events overseas have unexpectedly shifted the focus of the presidential contest. It’s not clear how the campaigns will use Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, […]

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Has LinkedIn Crossed an Ethical Line?

Posted August 20, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

The social networking site has begun promoting some services for job seekers that are of questionable value   A recent Ask The Headhunter article by Nick Corcodilos on the PBS NewsHour website had this provocative headline: “Is LinkedIn Cheating Employers and Job Seekers Alike?” As a longtime fan of LinkedIn, the standard bearer for online professional networking, I found […]

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New Episode! New View With Ed Gordon, Featuring Roslyn M. Brock – Watch Here!

Posted March 28, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

One on one with guest Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Panel topics will include Race in America Immigrant Education Net Neutrality Millennials Sports Discussion on NCAA Pay? A Dangerous Game The N Word

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Pilot’s political views may figure in airline mystery

Posted March 18, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Now missing for 10 days, the search for a Malaysian airliner stretches from central Asia to the southernmost Indian Ocean. Officials are scrutinizing the actions of the crew, including news that the pilot attended the trial of a leading jailed political opposition figure hours before Flight 370. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Batters Gulf Coast

Posted August 31, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac hit the shores of Louisiana and Mississippi, causing surges of up to 15 feet of water. Ray Suarez talks to Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, about how the slow-moving tropical storm may affect some areas worse than Hurricane Katrina. Watch […]

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3 killed, 16 wounded by shooter at Fort Hood

Posted April 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY PBS Newshour NEWSDESK  April 2, 2014 at 7:15 PM EDT  Video by Associated Press Updated 10:30 p.m. EDT Officials revised upwards the number of people killed and wounded in Wednesday’s shooting at Fort Hood. Three people were fatally shot and as many as 16 were injured during the shooting, which is being described as a soldier on soldier incident. […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted November 14, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

Posted April 15, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

This week on the Rock Newman Show, Mary Grice, the woman featured in the Washington Post article “Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts”, along with her attorney Robert Vogel, and Senior Editor from the Washington Post Marc Fisher. Article From Washington Post By Marc Fisher, Published: April 10 A few weeks […]

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Anthony Brown and Jolene Ivey on The Rock Newman Show

Posted May 9, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and MD Delegate Jolene Ivey join us on The Rock Newman Show.  Watch Here! About Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown has dedicated his life to public service. He understands that in these difficult times, Maryland needs leaders who are willing to stand up, sacrifice their own […]

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Illinois becomes last state to allow ‘concealed carry’

Posted July 10, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

9 July 2013 Last updated at 21:45 ET The mother of a Chicago murder victim says too many people have access to guns Illinois has become the last state in the US to allow residents to carry concealed handguns, after lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto. Large majorities in the state House and Senate dismissed objections […]

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WATCH NOW! Looking Forward: Barack Obama’s Second Term

Posted February 28, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

A Panel Discusion Hosted by Ed Gordon, With Special Guest, Senior Advisor to The President, Valerie Jarrett. In 2008 then senator Barack Obama did what many said was impossible.  He campaigned on change and united a group of minority, independent and disenchanted status quo voters who ushered him into office making him the Nation’s first […]

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Howard University Multimedia Special “Cities in Crisis : From Ferguson to Baltimore” – Watch Here!

Posted May 4, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

This two hour live broadcast is hosted by Harold Fisher, host of WHUR’s Daily Drum, and Rock Newman, host of WHUT’s Rock Newman Show.  

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