July 20, 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 is this happening and what is being done to help save their lives? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh tackles a presidential administration often at war with the press and a life on the front lines of the fourth estate. More than 220,000 women in the Bronx are living in poverty. Now two powerful organizations are teaming up to help 20,000 girls and women break the cycle.

Aired on August 2, 2018 & July 17, 2019. 


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