American Black Journal
America's longest running Public Affairs Show
With more than 40 years of weekly programs, American Black Journal is a window into American history. Today, the show continues to be a vibrant and provocative forum for newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people. It is designed to be fast-paced with more segments and a mix of field and studio elements. The segments feature topics about the arts and culture and also cover community issues such as politics, race, and religion.
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Stephen Henderson is the host of American Black Journal and editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. A Detroit native, Henderson is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He has worked previously as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the Knight Ridder Washington bureau, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court from 2003-2007. Henderson's work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including for work that is published in the book, "Best Newspaper Writing 2001." Henderson is a frequent contributor to Flashpoint on WDIV and was the subject of PBS's Expose: America's Investigative Reports about the world of death penalty defense.
American Black Journal is produced by Daphne Hughes. Hughes is a former News Manager and Producer/Writer at WDIV-TV and Senior Communications Specialist at Mort Crim Communications, Inc. She has produced several television programs, including a half-hour Detroit Public Television show focusing on The Skillman Foundation’s “Good Schools in Detroit” initiative and a 13-part series on the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, which aired on WDIV.
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Watch American Black Journal, Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Repeated Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. ET.