March 06, 2018 at 5:30 am

Hate crimes are on the rise in New York City. A new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) notes that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York rose by over 90% in 2017 compared to 2016. Perhaps even more troubling, are reports of a doubling of incidents involving harassment suffered by children in K-12 schools. Evan Bernstein, ADL New York regional director, is here with the disturbing facts. The 1964 World’s Fair is coming back to Queens, sort of. A modern version of the fair “The World’s Fare,” highlighting culinary diversity, will debut in the parking lot of Citi Field April 28th-29th. We have the details on this “only in New York” event. PBS celebrates everyone’s favorite neighbor with an hour-long celebrity-filled special tribute to the beloved children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which turns 50 this year. Ellen Doherty, executive producer of the special for The Fred Rogers Company, is here with your preview.

Aired on March 5, 2018. 

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