FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Jahmal Cole


In this documentary series, WTTW explores the personal, firsthand perspectives of people whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus in Chicago. When My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole sees people in need, he takes action. As a public health crisis descends on his city, he has mobilized a host of volunteers to deliver wellness kits to more than a thousand of the city’s most vulnerable citizens. While he firmly believes that crises should bring us together, he is also seeing how racism and segregation — are continuing to drive Chicagoans apart.

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Title: FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Jahmal Cole

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: No

Type: Segment

Subject(s): News & Public Affairs, Coronavirus

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WTTW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 03/23/2020

Runtime: 00:05:10

Main Asset File Size: 1.92 GB

Rights Information:

  • Media Rights: Specific manner/media
  • Specific Manner and Media specified: Public Television,Free VOD & PBS Passport: any website
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): United States (including territories and possessions)
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: Unlimited
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: No

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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