20/20 Tonight Covering Infant Mortality in Memphis, TN
“Babyland,” on infant mortality in Shelby County (Memphis), TN, will air tonight on “20/20” on ABC. It looks like some video may also be available on the ABC website, along with a fair bit of text on the situation, including this startling item:
In Shelby County, Tenn., which encompasses Memphis, the state health department says a baby dies every 43 hours — a rate higher than that of any other major city. The babies most at risk come from impoverished parts of town with largely black populations.
A review of the episode appears in the New York Times.