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1/6/13: Detroit Public Schools

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What will it take to finally make DPS a world-class school system?  Detroit's superintendent, school board president and emergency financial manager will be here today to discuss, on American Black Journal. Episode 4144.

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12/12/12: 2012 Year End Review

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Stephen Henderson reviews 2012 with guests. Episode 4143.

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10/28/12: Detroit Tigers / Detroit Public Safety Foundation / Detroit

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Discussion on the Tigers, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, and Detroit art. Episode 4139. 

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10/21/12: "The House I Live In" / Detroit Land Bank

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We discuss the war on drugs, and catch up wit the Detroit Land Bank. Episode 4138.

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9/16/12: TechTown and Recycling

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Recent partnership between the TechTown business incubator and the Brightmoor alliance. Episode 4135. 

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9/2/12: Presidential Politics / Men's Health

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Discussion of the Presidential election and men's health. Episode 4134.

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8/26/12: Teach for America / Black Girls Code

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How innovative programs like Teach for America and Black Girls Code are changing Detroit. Episode 4133.

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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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