TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

February 08, 2019 at 5:30 am

On Long Island, black women and their babies are four times more likely to die during childbirth as their white neighbors. Why? Also, what was it like being a member of  “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?” Nicholas Ma, the son of musician Yo-Yo Ma, who was a frequent guest on the iconic show, gives us an intimate look at the man whose life lessons continue to influence. And, 55 years ago today, the Beatles landed at J.F.K. and the British invasion began. Journalist Marvin Scott takes us inside the mayhem, the madness and this seismic event that shaped American culture.

Aired on February 7, 2019.

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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