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November 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Actor Christopher Lloyd has influenced many generations as Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” films and now he is impacting a new generation as The Hacker on PBS’s popular children’s show “Cyberchase,” which is in its 10th season. He joins us to talk about his role and how he gets into character in the voiceover booth.

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November 09, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Can a piece of theater teach New York City police recruits about tolerance and racism? The NYPD has added “Anne & Emmett,” a one-act play which imagines a conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, to its recruit training this fall. MetroFocus host Jack Ford gets an inside look with “Anne & Emmett” playwright Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband and co-producer, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.

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November 05, 2015 at 6:26 pm

New York Daily News Reporter Dan Rivoli explains the turf war between the taxi industry and the rideshare app Uber that’s raging across New York City. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato dissects the politics of the Newark public school system. We sit down with Shuli Eshel, Israeli-born filmmaker behind “A Voice Among The Silent,” which premieres Nov. 8 on Thirteen. And a visit to the Alice Austen House on Staten Island for a look at the life and work of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers.

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October 02, 2015 at 2:34 pm

American Graduate Day is here, and we’ve got a look ahead. This Saturday, public television stations across the country and here in New York will simultaneously air a seven-hour program that celebrates academic achievement and features stories about the community leaders, educators and students who are making a difference. American Graduate Day host and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien joins us […]

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October 02, 2015 at 2:31 pm

This Saturday, public media stations are coming together for American Graduate Day, a seven-hour program that showcases stories of scholastic success from across the country. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what and who you’ll see during the national event. AmGrad host and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien mentions a few familiar names participating in the fourth annual TV special […]

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