TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

February 08, 2018 at 5:30 am

A shocking report reveals that recent fatal commuter crashes were caused by a lack of sleep. A federal investigation details that the train crashes in Hoboken and Brooklyn, which resulted in one death and over 200 injuries, were caused by engineers who were literally asleep at the wheel. Both engineers suffered from easily diagnosed sleep disorders, yet both were never tested. A former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official explains why. One in five high school girls have experienced sexual dating violence. As part of the PBS series “#MeToo, Now What?,” one “teen reporter” examines the challenges faced by her peers and shines a light on the epidemic that is plaguing our youth. Should black history be required study in all New York City schools? New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, explains why black history and American history should be linked together in one curriculum and explains the legislation he is introducing to make it happen.

Aired on February 7, 2018.