|FAMU President Elmira Mangum with fmr. Rep. J.C. Watts, Sen.
Bill Nelson, and Sen. Marco Rubio|
“Our partnership with the Black Television News Channel is an exciting opportunity to bring more diverse stories to our community,” said Mangum. “We’re seeking the help of Congress to support our start-up efforts by providing a waiver.”
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