Closer Look: Syrian Air Strikes; Physician Assistants; And More

This satellite image released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows a damage assessment image of Shayrat air base in Syria, following U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missile strikes on Friday, April 7, 2017 from the USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Porter (DDG 78), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. The United States blasted the air base with a barrage of cruise missiles on Friday, April 7, 2017 in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (DigitalGlobe/U.S. Department of Defense via AP)
Credit DigitalGlobe / U.S. Department of Defense via AP
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the U.S. firing 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria. Dr. Heval Kelli, cardiologist and advocate, responds to the air-strikes. He and his family immigrated to Clarkston, Ga., from Syria when he was just a teenager. He now works with immigrants and refugees in his community;
  • 08:34: Documentarian Stanley Nelson talks about his film, “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” which is one of the finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards;
  • 15:06: Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson reacts to the U.S. firing missiles into Syria;
  • 19:56: Physician assistant Ken Ferrell looks back about being one of the first three physician assistants who graduated from Duke University 50 years ago;
  • 35:00: Elysia Douglas, owner of Mother-2-Mother Labor Support Services, reacts to a study called, “How Anticipating Negative Encounters between Police and Black Youth Impact Pregnant African American Women.”

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