February 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

The New York City Housing Authority remains in the hot seat, facing criticism of widespread heat outages and pervasive lies. Councilman Ritchie Torres, chairman of the city’s oversight and investigation committee, joins us to explain his zero tolerance approach to the failure of the heating system. PBS continues its celebration of Black History Month with an encore of the American Masters documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” Tonight, her grandson Colin A. Johnson gives us a glimpse into the life of the literary icon and activist.Australian pop group Human Nature stops by to help kick off the weekend, treating us to a do-wop performance.

Aired on February 9, 2018.


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


© WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019