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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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Esha Ray  |  June 11, 2014 2:32 PM | Comments
Empty Mansions author and NBC News investigative reporter Bill Dedman unravels the mystery of a reclusive New York heiress with $300 million to her name.VIDEO
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June 6, 2014 4:09 PM | 1 Comment

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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May 28, 2014 12:21 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus, Albany Public TV’s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan travels to the Finger Lakes where this past winter’s “Polar Vortex” took a harsh toll on the region’s wineries. The federal government declared 19 counties in upstate New [...]

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 28, 2014 12:20 PM | Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff on his new memoir and history of the magazine’s cartoons called How About Never? Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons.

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May 28, 2014 12:19 PM | Comments
28-year-old Nigel Dunkley has struggled for years with stuttering and pronunciation. But eight years ago, he found a solution in ventriloquism.VIDEO
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May 23, 2014 9:37 AM | 1 Comment

On the next edition of MetroFocus, Albany Public TV’s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan travels to the Finger Lakes where this past winter’s “Polar Vortex” took a harsh toll on the region’s wineries

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 21, 2014 4:11 PM | 1 Comment
Henry Timms, newly appointed executive director of the 92nd Street Y, discusses the 140-year-old organization's mission and future with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.VIDEO
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May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

Anchor and reporter Jack Ford interviews lawyer Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and focus of a The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals are Persons Too.”

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April 30, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman sits down with author Adam Gittlin to talk about his new thriller, The Deal: About Face, set in the high-stakes world of Manhattan commercial real estate.VIDEO
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