PBS NewsHour Race Matters: COVID-19 Coverage

elected official at podium Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who spoke about the disproportionate COVID-19 fatalities among the African American community. Still courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

As part of its Race Matters series, support for which is provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, PBS NewsHour has provided important coverage of COVID-19 healthcare disparities, alarming mortality statistics among African Americans, and reports of a troubling rise in racist attacks against Asian Americans.


"Patients Dying of COVID-19 Are Disproportionately Black. Chicago’s Mayor Isn’t Surprised," PBS News Hour, April 7, 2019.

"COVID-19 May Not Discriminate Based on Race—But US Health Care Does," PBS News Hour, April 2, 2019.

"Asian Americans Report Rise in Racist Attacks Amid Pandemic," PBS News Hour, April 1, 2019.