Today was day three of the Citizenship Tour and the students started their day with a surprise selfie with Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, Willie Geist, and Al Roker! Students then had a Q&A with Al on the set of the Today Show while One Republic played in the background (Not a bad way to start the morning)! We then had a behind the scenes tour of the NBC studios and saw where all of the TV magic happens.
Students then had a chance to explore the Museum of Modern Art. The students appreciated works of art by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Frieda Kahlo. In particular, the students enjoyed a special exhibition by Adrian Piper.
After the MoMA, students met with Katie Kingsbury, Rachel Abrams, Tiffany Hsu, Astead Herndon, and Vivan Yee from The New York Times. Students learned about what it means to be a journalist as well as the ways that journalism can impact social issues.
We then took a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and students reflected on this tragic event, which has shaped the landscape of our nation.
We will miss New York when we leave, but we are excited for the next stop of our trip: Philly!