Preview 5/28: Anna Deavere Smith, Student Success, Gateway to Freedom, Interior Landmark Preservation

May 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

On the next edition of MetroFocus:

Renowned actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith joins anchor Jack Ford to talk about race, her hometown Baltimore, and her new work, The Pipeline Project, which addresses the school-to-prison pipeline. PBS Great Performances presents a special encore of her play Twilight: Los Angeles about the L.A. riots on June 12.

Listening In: an excerpt from a Mercy College sponsored national education panel on student success that examined the obstacles facing college students moderated by Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed, and featuring Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO of the Edwin Gould Foundation.

Host Rafael Pi Roman talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner about New York’s role as a hub on the Underground Railroad, the subject of Foner’s book Gateway to Freedom.

And architect Hugh Hardy, one of the curators of the New York School of Interior Design’s exhibit Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors, shares images of building interiors being preserved as part of the city’s Landmark Preservation law and talks about New York’s approach to the recognition of landmarks with anchor Jack Ford.

MetroFocus Airs:
WLIW21     Thursday     5/28     7:00pm
Thirteen      Thursday     5/28     8:30pm
NJTV           Thursday     5/28     10:30pm