Neil deGrasse Tyson Interviews His Mom

From StarTalk.

To celebrate this Mother’s Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson is conducting a very special interview with a very, very special guest: his mom, Sunchita “Toni” Feliciano Tyson!

What was Neil like as a child? Toni is here to share her philosophies on childrearing, and, details about her own incredible life. You’ll hear Toni tell her story about growing up in New York City during the 1930s. And, why she calls New York City the “learning laboratory.”

You’ll hear how she went back to school and got her Masters in gerontology, study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging. Discover what Neil was like growing up, as Toni recalls Neil’s experiments around the house, his extracurriculars and his early visits to the Hayden Planetarium.

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0:00 – Toni’s Childhood
1:36 – When Neil’s Parents Met
2:15 – Neil’s Childhood
3:05 – Philosophies on Childrearing
4:23 – The Agreement
5:14 – Toni’s Degree
5:30 – The Family
6:09 – The Plan for the Children
7:20 – Regrets