On this edition of Need to Know Rochester, author and talk show host Tavis Smiley discusses poverty in Rochester and why the widening gap between the haves and have-nots must be addressed.
Also on the show, WXXI News presents the 3rd installment of the Schools for South Sudan series. Viewers get an inside look at the Ajong Primary School in the village of Mayan-Abun and how it’s helping to rebuild an area ravaged by decades of civil war. The school was built through the support of the Greater Rochester area community.
Lastly, a look at the life and career of Fairport native, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.