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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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Pilot’s political views may figure in airline mystery

Posted  March 18, 2014  by  Michael Cadenhead

Now missing for 10 days, the search for a Malaysian airliner stretches from central Asia to the southernmost Indian Ocean. Officials are scrutinizing the actions of the crew, including news that the pilot attended the trial of a leading jailed political opposition figure hours before Flight 370. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.

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Arts & Culture

Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

Posted  January 14, 2013  by  Michael Cadenhead

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” has meant to our culture and history. Each of us has a story to tell about a favorite (or least […]

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Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

Posted  June 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

PBS has commissioned John D. Boswell, also known by his Youtube moniker MelodySheep, to revisit the extensive video libraries of PBS’ most famous icons and produce a series of enthralling musical tributes that pay homage to our most beloved figures. The video, “Garden of Your Mind” on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel, has now been […]

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Teachers Talk Teaching, Classrom Challenges

Posted  June 7, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

As part of our American Graduate focus on teachers, testing and accountability, Ray Suarez moderated a discussion with several New York public school teachers on the challenges they face in the classroom and how they think they should be evaluated.Continue   Watch New York Teachers Discuss Accountability, Assessments on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play?

Posted  October 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Two icons of PBS—Big Bird and Jim Lehrer—have received almost as much attention as Obama and Romney in the aftermath of the first presidential debate. How come? Was fowl play involved?Continue Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play? By Michael Getler OCTOBER 11, 2012 * Ombudsman’s Note: This posting was updated on Friday, Oct. 12, to […]

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