Attorney, reporter and talk show host Geraldo Rivera shares the story behind the 1969 founding of the revolutionary Puerto Rican activist organization, the Young Lords. Rivera joins us to share his memories of the Young Lords and the moment that forever changed the lives of New York City’s Puerto Ricans.
Pioneering LGBT advocate and journalist Mark Segal joins us to talk about what really happened at the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, and what the landmarking of the Greenwich Village bar means to the gay rights movement today. Segal chronicles his life and work in his new memoir, “And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality.”
For Veterans Day, MetroFocus with Staff Sgt. Travis Mills about life as a quadruple amputee. Plus, we follow television sound engineer Toba Potosky on his mission to restore the Brooklyn World War II memorial.
On his third and voluntary deployment to Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills suffered an unimaginable loss: all four of his limbs. He discusses his new book, “Tough as They Come,” how he continues to overcome life’s challenges and physical barriers, and why he became an advocate for veterans and amputees.
Teaching racial tolerance to NYPD recruits with “Anne & Emmett,” New Jersey’s mounting public pension crisis, and the new Independent Lens | PBS documentary “Stray Dog,” which follows one Vietnam War veteran and explores the struggles that vets still face today.
There’s a public employee pension crisis in New Jersey that’s only getting worse as more and more government employees retire. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato jumps into the ongoing debate to make sense of the problem and what needs to be done to fix it.
Politico’s Terry Golway looks at the history of feuds between New York’s mayors and governors. And ahead of this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featuring Donald Trump, we speak with National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Co-Founder and Chairman Felix Sanchez about the Hispanic community’s outrage over his appearance. Plus, Gilbert Gottfried of PBS’s “Cyberchase.”
Politico’s Terry Golway explains some of the high-profile jabs and low-blows from the not-so-subtle feud between New York’s mayors and governors.
We speak with former Mayor David Dinkins, the city’s first and only African-American to hold the position. We also hear from PIX11 News Investigative Reporter Mary Murphy about the dangers and prevalence of K2, a dangerous form of synthetic marijuana. And we take you on a personal tour of the United Nations and discuss its impact in New York and the world.