Howard University's WHUT-TV station at 2222 4th St. NW.

Howard University's WHUT-TV station at 2222 4th St. NW.

Howard University is considering selling the spectrum of the school’s public television station, WHUT, in an upcoming FCC auction. It’s a rare chance for Howard to earn hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange for a station that some say serves a diminishing audience. For others, the potential shutdown of WHUT, the first African American-owned public television station in the country, is a local tragedy. Kojo, who got his start as a public media host at WHUT, speaks with guests on both sides of the issue.


  • Adam Clayton Powell III Senior Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California; Former General Manager, WHUT
  • Eric Easter Member, WHUT Community Advisory Board; Chairman of the Board, National Black Programming Consortium

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