February 7, 2017: Tonight on MetroFocusepisode
February 08, 2017 at 5:30 am

Tonight, State lawmakers release a scathing report on the city’s homeless hotels. With the mayor less than thrilled we’ll break down the findings with an expert on a situation spiraling out of control.
Then, last night, legendary New York detective Bo Dietl shared his plans to take down De Blasio in a run against the mayor. Tonight he lays out his plan to help the homeless get off the streets.
Next, PBS American Experience revisits the Oklahoma City bombing with the story of why 168 men, women and children lost their lives.
Finally, beam me up Scotty! New York University professor David Grier takes us where science has never gone before.

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February 6, 2017: Tonight on MetroFocusepisode
February 07, 2017 at 5:22 am

Tonight, cops crack the brutal murder of the Howard Beach jogger with help from the victim, Karina Vetrano, herself! All this as a jury deliberates the Etan Patz case nearly 38 years after the boy’s disappearance. We have updates on both cases from retired NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher.

Next, legendary New York detective Bo Dietl wants to be our mayor! Will he take a bite out of the Big Apple the way he took a bite out of crime? He’ll be here to tell us.

Then, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance talks about the backlash from his prayer at President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Finally, we explore how the film The Birth of a Nation ignited the battle for civil rights as part of the new Independent Lens documentary The Birth of a Movement.

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February 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

The battle lines are drawn: The President vs. The Press
Offensive and defensive tactics take hold as the president casts the media to the sidelines, and fake news and alternative facts bleed into our nation’s fabric.
Is this the new normal? What happens when the press suddenly becomes the story? And will the Fourth Estate hold its ground?
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Betsy West, Emmy award-winning journalist and former CBS News senior vice president for 60 Minutes, and the Observer editor-in-chief and Trump family colleague Ken Kurson, weigh in on a topic important to us all.

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