"What kind of adult just stands there...?"
Clip: Season 44 Episode 1 | 1m 4s
"I’m a white chick who has never had the luxury of winning over a class full of Black and Latino kids." That's how Laurie, a public high school teacher, humorously describes her situation. As a fight breaks out between two students, she is caught on camera hitting one of the kids with a broom. Actor Tasha Lawrence talks about her character and the unique perspective she brings to this tense drama.
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Jaime Lincoln Smith plays a school security guard trying to do right by keeping order.
Namir Smallwood plays Omari, a high school student who wrestles with his identity.
The cast and director of Pipeline share what they hope audiences take away from the story.
Heather Velazquez plays a fiery young Latina student.
Major support for this episode is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Major funding for Live From Lincoln Center is provided by the family of Robert Wood Johnson III, the Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, Mercedes T. Bass and the National Endowment for the Arts.