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Fourteen Hours of The Roosevelts with Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

The series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the first major television series that interweaves their complex stories into a single narrative.

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June 21, 2013 5:19 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor. Democratic candidate and current city Comptroller John Liu joins Rafael Pi Roman to discuss a fair wage, stop and frisk, and why he's "the most thoroughly investigated candidate in the history of New York." VIDEO
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Hosted by Sigourney Weaver, the film explores the Botanical Garden’s history and stunning plant collections.VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:54 PM | Comments
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, MetroFocus examines the story behind the letter King wrote from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama a few months before the famous speech.VIDEO
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Nyier Abdou, The Star-Ledger  |  June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Eight years after they met in the frames department of the IKEA store in Elizabeth, Berkeley "Rashid" Smith, of Newark, and his bride, Shirley Stewart, were married at the same spot, before a small party of family and friends. VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA wedding vows.VIDEO
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June 17, 2013 3:24 PM | Comments
On this week's Listening In segment, we take you to Macaulay Honors College where a film screening panel examines the portrayal of women in comics and pop culture through history.VIDEO
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Martha Yuan Tao  |  June 12, 2013 3:17 PM | Comments
Students from Harlem School of the Arts Advanced Jazz Combo perform at an event honoring jazz legend Miles Davis and his former home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.VIDEO
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Martha Yuan Tao  |  June 12, 2013 3:14 PM | Comments
For more than 15 years, the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) has recognized New Yorkers’ contributions to the arts, sciences, the law, business, education, sports and politics through its Cultural Medallion Program.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
Web Extra: The Village author John Strausbaugh talks about his connection to Greenwich Village and his favorite local character.VIDEO
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