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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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International

Killings at American Consulate in Libya Might Shift Campaigns’ Focus

Posted  September 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

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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Community

Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted  March 5, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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Politics

Obama’s Trip to Afghanistan Eclipses Bin Laden Debate

Posted  May 3, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Mitt Romney got a stark reminder Tuesday of just how difficult it is to run against an incumbent president who has command of the bully pulpit. Appearing alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Romney earned headlines early in the day by saying any American would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden, keeping a […]

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Arts & Culture

Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your Imagination”

Posted  December 10, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

  Program: PBS Digital Studios Episode: Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your Imagination” Musical artist John D. Boswell (Melodysheep) has created a playful and nostalgic remix of LeVar Burton’s classic PBS show, Reading Rainbow. Brought to you by PBS Digital Studios, with special thanks to LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow. Watch Reading Rainbow Remixed: “In Your […]

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American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted  March 27, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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