Web Extra: Interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Journalists Behind ‘Half the Sky’

September 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman speaks with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the journalists behind ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.’

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn began their global crusade against violence and abuse of women and girls as an unflinching look at what happens every day in developing nations, published as a series of articles in The New York Times.

Their journalism became the basis for “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” first a bestselling book and now a two-part,  four-hour documentary, premiering  Oct. 1 and 2 on PBS stations around the country.  In this 22-minute interview with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on this difficult subject for the past 20 years, and tell some of the stories of women who have overcome unthinkable obstacles to make life better for themselves and their daughters.

The September episode of MetroFocus premieres Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW, Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on NJ TV.

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Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Rosalind P. Walter, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Jody and John Arnhold, the Tiger Baron Foundation, the Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, the Metropolitan Media Fund, Laura and Jim Ross, the Dorothy Pacella Fund, in memory of Vincent Pacella and Shailaja and Umesh Nagarkatte.

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