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A discussion of race, education and family

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The week of February 3, 2014 the PBS program POV a powerful film debuted chronicling the life of two African-American boys as they enrolled in the prestigious, private and mostly white Dalton School in New York City.  The film spans over thirteen years and follows the ups and down of Idris and Seun as they and their families cope with issues of race and class throughout their time in school.

In this special New York NOW, we examine some of these very things brought to life in American Promise.  The co-producers of the film and the parents of Idris, Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster, join Capital Region school superintendents Larry Spring and Oliver Robinson, Assembly Members Pat Fahy and John McDonald and Janice Mwpaga of the Capital Region African American Cultural Center to be a part of the panel discussion. View the complete program above and click here for a lively Q+A we had with our studio audience. 

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