On the 30th anniversary of the murder of musician and activist John Lennon, join WNYC host John Schaefer in an exploration of the end of Lennon's life and the beginning of a legacy of activism and advocacy carried forth by people from all walks of life.
Our tribute begins with a conversation with New York Times bestselling author, Keith Elliot Greenberg; Dr. Stephan Lynn, Head of ER at Roosevelt Hospital, who pronounced Lennon dead to Yoko Ono and the media; a neighbor to Lennon, Anthony Rudel, and Michael Epstein, Director of LennonNYC. The evening will include vignettes of actors reading the reflections of everyday New Yorkers--Lennon was know for walking the streets of NYC. The evening includes musical tributes by Meshell Ndegeocello, Larry Kirwan of Black47 and Jason Reischel, lead vocalist from the Brooklyn-based band My Cousin the Emperor with a look at how today's musicians are inspired by Lennon's work. Lennon and Legacy will present live video from Central Park's Strawberry Field.