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The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Watch It Here.

Fifty year ago, on July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act became law. To commemorate this historic event, a special event was held at Howard University with Attorney General Eric Holder, Ambassador Andrew Young, Interim Howard President Dr. Wayne A. I Frederick and others in attendance. WHUT-TV was there to capture the moment and will […]

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Special Edition of Rock Newman Featuring Debbie Allen! Watch Here!

On this episode of the Rock Newman Show – actress, choreographer and producer Debbie Allen is more than a triple threat. Her work on stage, film and television have garnered her multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’ll share her journey from growing up in Texas, to her […]

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Watch Vocal Point – Black Music 2014: Style Stance and Substance Here!

Black Music 2014: Style, Stance and Substance Music.  It influences politics, religion, social and philosophical perspectives.   A universal communication found in many of our everyday rituals.  Music also contributes billions of dollars to the global economy and black music is credited for a large part of those billions. During slavery, black music provided inspiration telling […]

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2014 PBS Online Film Festival

The annual PBS Online Film Festival is here! Beginning June 16th and ending July 31st, this festival gives PBS viewers and fans the chance to watch innovative and inspiring short films! Never experienced the annual PBS Online Film Festival? Join us this year! PBS will showcase 26 different films on their website ranging from 6-22minutes […]

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

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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Watch Vocal Point Episodes Here

Posted  September 30, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Vocal Point is a new series from WHUT focuses on a wide variety of important issues and concerns relevant to the greater DC metro area. We’re bringing together subject matter experts, advocates, community leaders and personal stories from those directly affected to gain a deeper understanding of the issues as well as identify resources within […]

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Death Toll From Devastating Tornado Revised Down

Posted  May 21, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

 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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Watch “A Conversation With Ambassador Andrew Young”

Posted  September 3, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

WHUT will hosted a conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young about the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 25 at 7:00 pm. The taping was followed by a Q&A from the in studio audience. The interview was conducted by Howard Dodson the Director of the Moorland-Spingarn and Howard University Libraries.

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How the Medicaid Expansion Could Impact Your State

Posted  July 9, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

It was a seemingly simple concept. The United States would inch closer to universal health care by expanding the Medicaid program to about 17 million low-income people. The federal government would pick up 100 percent of the tab for the expansion and force states to pay for 10 percent of the cost a few years […]

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Makers of DC: Howard Trailblazers

Posted  July 1, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

Makers : Howard Trailblazers is a series of vignettes centered around motivating and inspiring future “Makers” within the local community. What started off as a panel of distinguished faculty at Howard University discussing issues spiraling from the Makers documentary, became a collection of vignettes that enabled these dynamic woman to delve into the stories behind […]

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