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WHUT-TV Highlights Summer Pledge Drive with More Exciting Music Programming

WHUT-TV Highlights Second Week of Summer Pledge Drive
with More Exciting Music Programming

Washington, D.C., August 21, 2006 -- In celebrating the support received from loyal viewers and volunteers, Howard University’s WHUT-TV is broadcasting musical programming, including Marvin Gaye: Live at Montreaux and Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions, during its summer fundraising pledge drive August 17-31.  “Music is a great way to celebrate the positive spirit that emanates from the support we receive from those in the Washington metropolitan area who show their appreciation for WHUT, its programming and its work in the community,” said Jennifer Lawson, general manager, WHUT-TV.

Sunday, August 20, 8:30 p.m.

Natalie Cole:  Ask a Woman Who Knows – PLEDGE (Repeats Saturday @ 8:00pm)

Natalie’s latest musical treasure trove finds her equally at home within a big band setting, lush symphonic arrangements, and an intimate quintet. Diane Krall and two other special guests join Natalie in her return to Great Performances for an evening of selections from the new album and other audience favorites, including songs from her CD, Ask a Woman Who Knows. 

Monday, August 21, 8 p.m.

Barbecue University with Steven Raichlen – PLEDGE

Barbecue guru Steven Raichlen shares his secrets for barbecuing and grilling a tasty variety of fish, meat and vegetables in fire and water in a complete crash course aimed at helping viewers become grill-masters in their own backyards.

Tuesday, August 22, 8 p.m.

Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band: The Seeger SessionsPLEDGE

A unique look behind the scenes of an informal concert profiling all-American rock/folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Springsteen, along with a group of musicians collaborating for the first time ever, this tribute to Pete Seeger features folk music songs written or made popular by the man himself in what becomes a celebration of folk music as it is known today.

Tuesday, August 22, 9 p.m.

Bellydance Fitness Fusion Jazz – PLEDGE (Repeats on Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m.)

In Bellydance Fitness Fusion Jazz, fitness instructor Silmpour transforms the basic steps and elements of jazz and belly dancing into easy-to-learn, high-energy routines that burn fat and calories, boost metabolism and sculpt muscles.

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Wednesday, August 23, 8 p.m.

Music Idols & Icons 201: Earth, Wind and Fire – PLEDGE

The electric funk sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire helped define the 70’s music scene as one of eclectic richness and diversity. This dramatic, colorful documentary presents Earth, Wind & Fire as never before seen with original concert footage and poignant interviews which shed light on the band that helped define the ‘70’s.

Thursday, August 24, 8 p.m.

Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live at Montreaux

Marvin Gaye is the best selling Motown artist of all time, one whose soulful voice helped define the “Motown Sound.” This live concert is the ultimate showcase of his talent, range and musical versatility, featuring songs from the electrifying “Mercy, Mercy Me”, to the soulful classic, “What’s Going On,” each song interspersed by his signature “bad boy” talking.

Friday, August 25, 8:30 p.m.

Sentimental Piano with Enrique Chia – PLEDGE

Sentimental Piano with Enrique Chia is a collection of classic romantic and sentimental music performed by nationally renowned pianist Enrique Chia. This intimate production, shot on location at the famous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida features a simple, yet elegant fifteen-song set.

Saturday, August 26, 3 p.m.     

Heart of Pilates – PLEDGE

People of all ages and sizes use this highly effective body science as a form of fitness and physical therapy. The Heart of Pilates focuses on the reality-based application of Pilates and its many benefits, as experienced by students of a Pilates facility in Los Angeles.

For membership information or to support WHUT-TV, please call 1-866-900-WHUT (9488).


Started in 1980, Howard University Television is the first African-American owned and operated non-commercial television station in the United States. The station 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.

About Howard University:

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at

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