October 08, 2015 at 11:06 am

Angy Rivera is featured in a new PBS documentary. Tune in to MetroFocus on Thursday, Oct. 8 to hear Rivera and filmmaker Mikaela Shwer discuss the piece. Angy Rivera came to New York City from Colombia with her mother when she was 4 years old. “Don’t tell anyone,” Angy says her mother told her referring to her undocumented entry into […]

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October 08, 2015 at 11:03 am

On the next episode of MetroFocus, we begin with immigration. The topic has frequently been in the headlines, and a new POV documentary aims to put a face to the ongoing debate. “Don’t Tell Anyone,” follows the story of Angy Rivera, an undocumented immigrant from Colombia as she goes public with her status in an effort to help others. Rivera, […]

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September 29, 2015 at 10:00 am

It’s where movie buffs meet art lovers and architecture aficionados rub elbows with foodies. Next month, The New Yorker kicks off its annual festival, which the publication bills as “a three-day celebration that brings to life the magazine’s rich reporting and incisive cultural coverage, plus live performances, film previews, and one-of-a-kind excursions throughout New York City.” Attendees can hear the […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm

In this special edition of MetroFocus, Pope Francis is taking America and New York City by storm. As he makes his historic first-time pilgrimage to the United States and through the streets of Manhattan, we turn our attention to Pope Francis, the man – his message of faith, his foundation as a Jesuit and man of science, and his flock’s […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Pope Francis is Catholic but he is of the Jesuit order – the first Jesuit ever to become Pope. What does that mean for the Vatican, America and the world’s over 1 billion Catholics? NJTV News anchor and host Mary Alice Williams joined MetroFocus to explain how Pope Francis and his Jesuit education is changing the church. RELATED: Navigating New […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:04 pm

A look at the historic midtown treasure that received Pope Francis for evening prayers tonight: St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A breathtaking national landmark and beacon for those of the Catholic faith, the cathedral didn’t always sparkle so brilliantly. Starting in 2007, St. Patrick’s embarked on the most extensive and expensive restoration in the cathedral’s history. Repairs to the building’s stone facade, […]

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September 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

From the humble heartland, to the halls of Saint Peters as a Vatican insider, and to the streets of New York City, Father Jonathan Morris has followed where his faith leads him. Father Jon’s New York Times bestsellers “The Promise: God’s Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts,” “God Wants You Happy: From Self Help to God’s Help,” and “The […]

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