We discuss Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Plus, NYU’s Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, tells us what to expect from President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. And we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn, who helps homeless woman and children get a new start.
In this special edition of MetroFocus, we’re joined by John Cleese, actor, comedian and the creative genius behind “Monty Python.” Its spin-off, “Spamalot” ran on Broadway for four years and earned a 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Cleese played the audio-only role of God, of course.
After Obama announces new steps aimed at curbing gun violence in the U.S., we will examine how the changes will impact residents in the tri-state region.
In the second of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch explains why she’s stepping down in March. Plus, we look back at journalist Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 landmark investigation of Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School, an institution for the developmentally disabled. His exposé forever changed the face of mental health.
In the first of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch discusses the controversial Common Core standards. And as the final season of Downton Abbey gets underway, we chat with some of the show’s biggest fans at a special Manhattan event. Plus, in our on-going “Listening In” series, we tune in to singer and songwriter Patti Smith at The New Yorker Festival.