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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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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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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Posted November 7, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent received 50 percent of the vote nationwide to 48 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In terms […]

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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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WHUT Remembers Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Posted June 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

By TIM DAHLBERG Jun. 4, 2016 5:03 PM EDT of Associated Press He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above […]

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Democracy Now Inauguration 2017 Live Coverage – Friday Jan. 20 – Saturday Jan. 21 on WHUT

Posted January 12, 2017 by WHUT Howard University Television

Democracy Now! will provide special live coverage of the Inauguration on Friday January 20 and the Women’s March on Saturday January 21. Programming will include. Friday, January 20 8:00am–3:00pm ET Amy anchors in DC with analysis from guests and interviews from various actions taking place alongside the inauguration. The programming will include a live feed […]

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Lawmakers Call for New Gun Rules

Posted December 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

As funerals continued for shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., the White House and congressional leaders called for new gun legislation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who explained that while there may be no easy solution, “Enough is enough.” Watch Pro Gun Rights Sen. Warner Says […]

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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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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

Today, we remember the life of an exemplary world leader, educator and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at age 95. On behalf of the Howard University community, I extend sincere condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa. In leading his nation away from the blight of apartheid, President […]

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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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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 the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Posted October 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began by addressing the frenzy around Trump’s sexually aggressive words in a 2005 video. When it was over, the candidates had responded to questions about Syria, taxes, health care, energy policy, serving as role models, and what they admire in each other.

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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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President Obama delivers his final speech from Chicago

Posted January 10, 2017 by WHUT Howard University Television

Now an elder statesman, Barack Obama is returning to Chicago where he launched his unlikely political career for one final speech: a parting plea to Americans not to lose faith in their future, no matter what they think about their next president. Obama’s final speech as president, before thousands who will gather at McCormick Place, […]

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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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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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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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House Passes Deal to Avert ‘Cliff’

Posted January 2, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

The bill’s passage sealed a hard-won political triumph for President Obama. By: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that […]

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Did You Miss The Presidential Webcast? Watch It Here!

Posted September 2, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

President Frederick will engage Alumni and Friends of the University in a webcast hosted by broadcast journalist Ed Gordon. The discussion will center around his vision for strengthening Howard University.  

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#BlackLivesMatter-Protect and Serve! A WHUT Multimedia Campaign

Posted July 14, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Following the Dallas police massacre and in light of multiple shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police, WHUT has begun a multi-media campaign to raise awareness of the #BlackLivesMatter movement to confront police brutality and injustice, as well as highlight the importance of mutual respect and understanding among ALL individuals – including […]

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