Richard Lui and Sky Blossom
There are 5.4 million young caregivers in America – who are stepping forward as frontline heroes. Today we meet five of them – who appear in the new documentary film “Sky Blossom, Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation” directed by MSNBC and NBC news anchor Richard Lui. We talk to Lui about directing the film, and about what he’s learned from his own journey taking care of his father with Alzheimer’s disease.
GUEST: RICHARD LUI
RICHARD LUI is a journalist, anchoring at MSNBC and NBC News and has covered many of the network’s major breaking stories, including the Arab Spring, the deaths of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Senator John McCain, the Newtown massacre, and more. His breaking news field reporting includes being on the ground for the Paris and San Bernardino ISIS-related terror attacks, and in Ferguson and Baltimore during widespread civil unrest. Before joining MSNBC, Lui spent five years at CNN Worldwide, anchoring at CNN Headline News. Lui became the first Asian American male in America to anchor a daily national cable network news program in 2007. Lui has received awards for his reporting, including Peabody and Emmy team awards, NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award, AAJA Suzanne Ahn Civil Rights and Social Justice Award, Champion in Media Award from the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner at the National Press Club, Freedom of the Press Award from NAISA Global, and others. Richard is also an AARP Caregiving Champion, Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion, and BrightFocus Foundation Ambassador.