ABC News Journalist Martha Raddatz Postpones Appearance at Hudson County Community College

March 1, 2018

March 8 lecture to be rescheduled to a date in May; award-winning actor and activist B.D. Wong set to appear on April 5.


JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 1, 2018 – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has received word that ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of ABC’s This Week Martha Raddatz must reschedule her March 8 appearance at the College.

Ms. Raddatz is part of the lineup of the College’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series. She will now appear on a soon-to-be-announced date in May.

Still to appear on Thursday, April 5 is actor B.D. Wong of HBO’s Oz. His appearance will take place at 6 p.m. in the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square Transportation Center. Tickets are required, and may be secured online at The event is open to the entire community, and there is no charge for admission.

A versatile film and television actor, B.D. Wong is likely best known as psychiatrist Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as prison priest Father Ray Mukada on HBO’s Oz. He has also appeared in Mr. Robot, Gotham, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Father of the Bride, and more than 20 films. In the ambitious one-man musical, Herringbone, he played the roles of nearly a dozen characters at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. Mr. Wong earned Tony, Theatre World, Clarence Derwent, and Drama Desk awards for his work in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. He produced and directed The Yellow Wood for the NYMF and Cindy Cheung’s “Speak Up Connie” at the All for One Festival. He is currently developing a new musical, Heading East.

Mr. Wong’s memoir, Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man, recounts the highs and lows that he and his former partner endured on the road to parenthood, and the difficult days following the premature birth of his twin boys via surrogate mother. The White House invited him to participate in a conversation on fatherhood and male mentorship. An advocate for the Trevor Project’s “It Gets Better” campaign, Mr. Wong has been honored for his support of the LGBT community at the annual Marriage Equality Gala. He is a recipient of the GLAAD Davidson/Valenti Award.