Episode
December 07, 2016 at 6:28 am

From swastikas on sidewalks to threats directed at a policewoman and transit employee wearing hijabs; hate crimes are on the rise in Manhattan since the election! Tonight a MetroFocus EXCLUSIVE with the NYC Human Rights Commissioner on what is being done to protect New Yorkers.

Then, could the hostile partisanship of the 2016 election actually help Washington bridge the bipartisan divide? Democratic Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes has the details.

Finally, what was once 4 miles of decaying piers and dangerous paths is now the beautiful Hudson River Park! Join us for an exclusive tour.

Continue Reading

Episode
December 06, 2016 at 6:00 am

A retired Nassau County Corrections Officer and former veteran is furious after alleging Garden City Police mistook him for a thief, treated him like a criminal, and then released him without an apology; former congressman Anthony Weiner is in hot water again, and this time it’s not for sexting. Weiner allegedly misused cash during his 2013 campaign for Mayor. We’ve got the details.
Finally, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman is on a mission to build bridges, instead of walls. She’s here with a bipartisan plan to unite our politically divided country.

Continue Reading

Episode
December 03, 2016 at 6:58 am

Amy Goodman celebrates 20 years of award-winning journalism with her upcoming national tour. She also speaks about her recent arrest at a Dakota Pipeline protest.

Next, George Mitchell shares his advice for the Trump administration abroad. Specifically, how might we negotiate peace between Israel and Pakistan?

Finally, This Sunday, an unlikely mix of world leaders, royalty, and Hollywood actors meet in Havana, Cuba for Fidel Castro’s funeral. Who’s on the guest list?

Continue Reading

Mutual of America PSEG

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross.

WNET

© 2017 WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019