Closer Look: Urban League of Greater Atlanta CEO Talks New Role On State Coronavirus Task Force; What Georgia’s New Primary Date Means For Voters; Atlanta Senior Receives Free Groceries From Tyler Perry

Atlanta-based media mogul Tyler Perry recently surprised thousands of seniors in Louisiana and Georgia by paying for their groceries. Kirk Chase Leacock, an Atlanta resident and senior, joins “Closer Look” to share what this gift means to him.
Atlanta-based media mogul Tyler Perry recently surprised thousands of seniors in Louisiana and Georgia by paying for their groceries. Kirk Chase Leacock, an Atlanta resident and senior, joins “Closer Look” to share what this gift means to him.
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Friday, April 10, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 00:00: Rose Scott reports on the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of noon today.
  • Meanwhile, MARTA announced Thursday that it will provide an additional 80 hours of paid sick leave to all employees affected by the coronavirus.
  • Also, students attending schools in the University System of Georgia might not see a tuition increase for the 2020-2021 school year.
Nancy Flake Johnson
Task force member and president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Nancy Flake Johnson joins “Closer Look” to elaborate on the committee’s goals. Photo courtesy of Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
  • 01:45: Governor Brian Kemp recently created a coronavirus task force committee dedicated to community outreach. Taskforce member and president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Nancy Flake Johnson joins “Closer Look” to elaborate on the committee’s goals.
  • 17:14: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced yesterday the state’s presidential primary date has been moved to June 9. Political analyst Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look” to discuss this new primary date and other campaign-related news.
  • 32:03: Atlanta-based media mogul Tyler Perry recently surprised thousands of seniors in Louisiana and Georgia by paying for their groceries. Kirk Chase Leacock, an Atlanta resident and senior, joins “Closer Look” to share what this gift means to him.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.