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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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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Watch Here! New View with Ed Gordon

Posted November 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT’s new talk show New View provides a fresh, diverse, and multi-cultural discussion on a variety of today’s most intriguing topics    During its premier episode, veteran journalist and show host Ed Gordon, along with his expert guests, address the mid-term elections, the Ebola scare,  the changing complexion of television and much more.  If you’re tired of the same old point-of-view […]

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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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View Highlights And Winners From Film Fest DC 2016

Posted April 25, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

FFDC30 Celebrates 30 Years of Great Movies: April 14-24 Filmfest DC celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new lineup of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best cinema from around the globe. This year’s highlights include: Thrillers (Trust No One), Comedies (The Lighter Side), Social Justice films (Justice Matters), Films from Cuba (Cine Cubano), Films […]

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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

Posted November 7, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in Washington. BY BEN FELLER, AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s victory means […]

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Programs at Risk From Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted May 8, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee of WTIU and Flo […]

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In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist, and Educator. 1928-2014

Posted May 28, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Global Renaissance Woman Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised […]

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Sandy Leaves N.J. Reeling, N.Y. Life Gets Slow Restart

Posted November 2, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: The losses in life and property kept growing today in the wake of Sandy. The U.S. death toll reached 92 and the focus on physical damage shifted to New Jersey, where the monster storm blasted barrier islands and other waterside cities. The massive force of the storm’s destruction along the JerseyShore came […]

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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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Not One More: Saving Lives and Communities – Watch Here!

Posted July 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

We are just at the beginning of the hot, hazy, days of summer and already the Washington Baltimore area is facing an escalation in the number of violent incidents in the region. From DC to Prince George’s County to Baltimore City, police are scrambling to get a handle on the bloodshed. Authorities say they have […]

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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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New View with Ed Gordon Featuring Attorney Benjamin Crump- Watch Here!

Posted January 25, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Featuring Attorney Benjamin Crump WHUT’s New View with Ed Gordon is a fresh approach to discussion television.  Hosted by award-winning journalist Ed Gordon, the hour-long program will feature one-on-one interviews with newsmakers as well as insight from a diverse cadre of panelists with disparate points-of-view.  With a combination of news analysis,  hot topics and feature stories, the […]

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Howard University 148th Commencement Convocation – Watch Here

Posted May 19, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

  Obama Sees 2016 Howard University Graduates as ‘Seeds of Change’ WASHINGTON (May 7, 2016) – President Barack Obama addressed members of the 2016 graduating class of Howard University and challenged them to serve as “seeds of change” for social and political justice in America. Obama greeted more than 2,300 graduates and more than 25,000 […]

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PBS Newshour – It’s the last day to sign up for health care – sort of

Posted March 31, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY DOMENICO MONTANARO AND TERENCE BURLIJ  of PBS Newshour Today in the Morning Line: Health-care deadline (sort of) Jobless benefits get Senate vote, but will hit hurdle in House Democrats aren’t likely to take back the House – and we know why No deal with Russia but both sides to keep talking The “Sheldon Primary,” Christie’s “occupied territories” […]

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Statement From The Office of the President Wayne A.I. Fredrick, Regarding the Orlando, FL Tragedy.

Posted June 14, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

June 13, 2016 Howard University Community, The Howard University family and community grieve for the victims of the shooting in Orlando, Florida. We stand in solidarity with the members of the LGBTQ community against hate and intolerance. Intolerance of one group is intolerance of all. Our students, some of whom identify as LGBTQ, must be […]

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After Coming Out, Jason Collins Gets Support from Across the NBA

Posted May 1, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Jason Collins made headlines this morning as the first male athlete from a major U.S. professional league to announce that he is gay. The NBA free agent wrote his personal account for Sports Illustrated. In the column, co-written by Franz Lidz, Collins says he was reluctant to be the “first” openly gay athlete on the […]

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“@ Howard” Featuring The Late Julian Bond – Watch The Episode Here!

Posted August 25, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, speaks to Howard Law students about his life’s work as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and social activist. Bond goes into great detail about his experiences as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in the 1960s and 1970s. Q & A session with students follows Bond’s speech.

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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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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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