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10/13/13: Restructuring Detroit's Finances

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An in-depth discussion about Detroit's financial situation. Episode 4203.

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10/6/13: Youth Violence /

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An in-depth discussion about youth violence in Detroit and other urban cities. Episode 4202.

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9/29/13: Detroit Blight Authority / History Makers

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The Detroit Blight Authority is highlighted. Plus two of Detroit's History Makers. Episode 4201.

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9/22/13: Education Achievement Authority / Crime Stoppers

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Tyrone Winfrey, Education Achievement Authority, Crime Stoppers of Michigan. Eplsode 4171. Original air date: 9/22/13.

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9/15/13: Excellent Schools Detroit / Leadership Awards

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Guests include Dan Varner of Excellent Schools Detroit, and Black Male Engagement. Ep 4170. Original air date: 9/15/13

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9/1/13: 100 Black Men / Patriot Week

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100 Black Men of America / Patriot Week. Episode 4169. Original air date: 9/1/13.

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8/25/13: Memories of March / Civil Rights Tour

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Stephen sits down with two Detroiters that took part in the 1963 March on Washington. Episode 4168.

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About The Show

American Black Journal is a window into American history. For more than 40 years, American Black Journal has been a vibrant and provocative forum for newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people. Currently hosted by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press. The show features topics about arts and culture, and community issues such as politics, race, and religion.

Read more about the history of Detroit Public TV's American Black Journal.

The Host

StephenHenderson.jpgStephen Henderson is the current host of American Black Journal, WDET's Detroit Today and former Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 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.” In 2014, Henderson won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Follow him on Twitter: @SHDetroit.

The Producer

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.

Program Schedule

Watch American Black JournalSundays at 9:30 a.m.
Repeats air Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Broadcast Information

American Black Journal is a part of

One Detroit - Detroit Public TV


American Black Journal is Funded by

DTE Energy Foundation


Ford Motor Company Fund





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