MetroFocus: Full Episode Dec. 20

December 19, 2012 6:10 PMvideo

MetroFocus airs Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. on WLIW, and Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. on NJTV and  8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

This edition of MetroFocus gives an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what happened when the power went out at New York hospitals.  Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and  NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider talks about Sandy’s economic impact with former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Plus a MetroFocus Solutions story featuring the ASPCA and its post-Sandy emergency shelter for pets.

What happened when the power went out at New York City hospitals? Reporter Rick Karr visits Coney Island Hospital, where almost two months after the storm, services are limited.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Sheri Finks writes for The New York Times and ProPublica, raising questions about care for vulnerable populations in hospitals and nursing homes.

NJToday Managing Editor Mike Schneider speaks with New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, who says tourism will be hit hard.

Bradley Beach's sand dunes are credited with leaving its boardwalk and beachfront buildings largely intact.

The former mayor shares his opinions of politicians and recounts his challenges and honors.

A temporary animal shelter may be a solution for residents who won’t evacuate without their pets.

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