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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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Though Acceptance for Gay Americans Is Growing, Discrimination Persists

Posted June 18, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

A new survey by the Pew Research Center offers a complex view of what it’s like to be an LGBT American. The survey found that while 92 percent of LGBT Americans say society is more accepting, 53 percent say they still face discrimination. Ray Suarez talks with Paul Taylor, co-author of the survey, and Gary […]

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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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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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News Wrap: Health care law surpassed original goal of 7 million enrolled, White House says

Posted April 2, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

In our news wrap Tuesday, more than 7 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, despite technical glitches on HealthCare.gov during its rollout and the rush leading up to the enrollment deadline. Also, NATO ordered a halt to all civilian and military cooperation with Russia, and agreed to consider […]

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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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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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Riots erupt in Baltimore as thousands mourn Freddie Gray

Posted April 28, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY JASMINE WRIGHT  April 27, 2015 at 3:57 PM EDT  | Updated: Apr 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM Residents watch as protesters clash with police near Mondawmin Mall after Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore April 27, 2015. Seven Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday as rioters threw bricks and stones and burned patrol cars in violent protests after the […]

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Timeline: 9/11 Memorial Museum Fields Controversy

Posted September 12, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

More than a decade of remembrance later, a $1 billion museum at Ground Zero has still not opened — as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo remain at odds over whose agency will pay for the museum’s operating costs and for how long. Click Here for a timeline of the controversy, beginning […]

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Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Posted November 2, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one week until Election Day? On hold. As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the eastern United States before weakening, the super-storm […]

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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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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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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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House Committee Votes to Charge Attorney General with Contempt

Posted June 21, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The House Oversight Committee passed judgment Wednesday on Attorney General Eric Holder, voting along party lines to recommend he be held in contempt by the full House when lawmakers consider the matter on the floor next week. The partisan snipe fest was mostly focused on Holder’s handling of documents and information tied to the botched […]

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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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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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Death Toll From Devastating Tornado Revised Down

Posted May 21, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

 Mark Memmott and EYDER PERALTA May 21, 2013 6:00 AM A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims. NPR’s Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Christie Parrish decided to leave her home for her sister’s shelter. “You could hear [the tornado] like a mile […]

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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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New Episode! New View With Ed Gordon – Watch Here!

Posted February 25, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

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 program will delve into […]

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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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