TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

April 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

The New York Police Department’s sex crimes unit is under fire from the City Council for being understaffed and undertrained. Council Member Donovan Richards is here with the details. In 2014, a massive chemical spill in West Virginia left more than 300,000 people without safe drinking water. PBS’ Independent Lens premieres “What Lies Upstream,” a documentary that exposes government negligence and bureaucratic malpractice, providing an alarming cautionary tale for you and your family. Investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback is here with a preview. Marvel’s “Black Panther” is breaking records and inflaming hate. The film may be groundbreaking, but is it also empowering hate groups? A shocking report ahead. Part two of our conversation with fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg continues with an intimate look at her family, her inspiration and passing the torch of her empire to a new generation.

Aired on April 16, 2018.

Mutual of America PSEG

Funders

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.

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