August 29, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

August 30, 2017 at 5:30 am

As Hurricane Harvey continues to pound Texas, we take a look at its four-legged victims and what is being done to help them in the wake of Mother Nature’s wrath. We grew up with Melissa Gilbert on “Little House on the Prairie.”  Now grown-up, Melissa is the former President of the Screen Actors Guild, a political activist who ran for congress, and is returning to the New York stage.  She will be here to discuss her latest project, the Off-Broadway production, “If Only,” and will share her thoughts on President Trump’s run so far. TV icon and legendary late night talk show host Dick Cavett watched the Vietnam War unfold, and brought into our homes some of the sharpest minds and opinions, when America seemed mired in a quagmire.  Dick Cavett will join us to take us back to that turbulent time. Jenna Flanagan goes “Chasing the Dreams” that exist in New York’s Covenant House, where some of our cities most vulnerable get a second chance at fresh start.