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WHUT-TV Student Training Department


In 1980, Howard University Television became the first African-American owned and operated noncommercial television station in the United States.

WHUT- TV is the principal channel for diverse programming in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

WHUT broadcasts more than 3,500 hours of public affairs and educational programming per year. The station has won 11 Emmys and 8 CEBA (Communications Excellence to Black audiences) Awards as well as other honors.

SPOTLIGHT started in 1983 and serves as the training foundation for the students of Howard University majoring in broadcast journalism, tv production, audio production, and film.

In Fall of 2006, the SPORLIGHT program upgraded into a complete student network with diverse programming and a varitey of show formats- all produced and operated by students!

Click on the About Us tab to learn more about the new SPOTLIGHT NETWORK!

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SPOTLIGHT is the Student Triaing Department of WHUT-TV