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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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August 1, 2014 9:39 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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July 30, 2014 1:01 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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July 25, 2014 3:00 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Denisse Moreno  |  July 23, 2014 11:31 AM | 1 Comment

Author and photographer Christopher Payne tells the story of an uninhabited island in New York City.

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July 17, 2014 10:08 AM | 1 Comment

On this edition of metroFocus: Anthony Marx on New York’s Public Library, transportation expert Gridlock Sam, the public pensions debate, and a summer meals program that is keeping New Jersey students from hunger.

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Marisa Wong  |  July 16, 2014 5:01 PM | 5 Comments
Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.VIDEO
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July 2, 2014 12:10 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
NJTVNews' Arts Correspondent Maddie Orton takes us to the Valley Arts District, where keeping life affordable for the artists who revitalize the neighborhood is a main goal.VIDEO
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July 2, 2014 12:09 PM | Comments
Author Susan Cheever shares stories from her new biography of poet E.E. Cummings in an excerpt from House of Speakeasy's monthly live showcase series "Seriously Entertaining."VIDEO
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chaom  |  July 2, 2014 12:08 PM | Comments
Created by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo, the exhibit titled We the People invites viewers to reflect on the meaning of liberty from multiple perspectives, just in time for the Fourth of July.VIDEO
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