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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 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
From the pre-WWI arts scene to the birth of the gay rights movement to the recent real estate boom, Greenwich Village has been an integral part of many moments in New York City's history. VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  May 29, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
As Jersey Shore towns get rid of storm-damaged debris to make way for the new boardwalks, artist Roddy Wildeman uses that debris to create art.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  May 22, 2013 2:51 PM | 1 Comment
Rafael Pi Roman talks to the author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" about food corporations and how food executives have been thinking about obesity and other health crises.VIDEO
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Sue Ding, MetroFocus  |  May 8, 2013 3:07 PM | Comments
Since 1982, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has celebrated Sakura Matsuri, a weekend festival showcasing both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.VIDEO
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May 8, 2013 3:07 PM | Comments
You may have heard versions of the story of the O.K. Corral, but have you heard the story of the woman behind the story? VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Sonia Manzano’s novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, is a young girl’s coming of age story set in New York City’s “el Barrio” neighborhood in the late 1960s. This was a time when the city’s Puerto Rican - or “Nuyorican” - community was beginning to feel its strength and make political demands.VIDEO
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Salima Koroma, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Salima Koroma reports on a third generation Italian fishmonger family and the unlikely financial success of the seafood business.VIDEO
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Charles Lyons  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | 1 Comment
Author and actress Sonia Manzano speaks to MetroFocus anchor Rafael Pi Roman about her book, "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano." VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 3, 2013 9:45 AM | 1 Comment
From designer sweaters to dog sweaters, not to mention designer dog sweaters, New York has it all – including a sweater-wearing tree. VIDEO
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