Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

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Esha Ray  |  October 30, 2013 3:32 PM | Comments
MetroFocus sits down with David Dinkins to set the record straight and to discuss his new book, "A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic".VIDEO
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October 25, 2013 4:04 PM | Comments
On the upcoming episode of MetroFocus: NYC's hospitals rebuild and fortify after Sandy, maritime forests in Bradley Beach, NJ, a look at what's on the NY ballot, an interview with former mayor David Dinkins, and the story of a cheerleading squad that will inspire you.VIDEO
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October 23, 2013 3:53 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with an in-depth look at what happens now that the Affordable Care Act has rolled out.VIDEO
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October 18, 2013 3:03 PM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with an in-depth look at what happens now that the Affordable Care Act has rolled out.VIDEO
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October 16, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth interview with mayoral candidate Joe Lhota. Reporter Rick Karr visits communities in the Rockaways where rebuilding is still underway. The New Yorker's George Packer joins Pi Roman to talk about his new book. And NJ Today’s Lauren Wanko shows us why “agri-tourism” is a significant source of income for farmers in NJ.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  October 16, 2013 3:45 PM | Comments
As the public looks back on the year following Hurricane Sandy, MetroFocus reporter Rick Karr visits a small local newspaper in The Rockaways that never looked away.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  October 16, 2013 3:45 PM | Updated: November 21, 2013 12:00PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman speaks with George Packer, award-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker, about his new book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America".VIDEO
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October 11, 2013 1:05 PM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus we look at the Rockaways almost one year after Hurricane Sandy, through the lens of its local newspaper, The Wave.VIDEO
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October 9, 2013 3:51 PM | Comments
Who’s Jack Hidary? The former tech company CEO and education reform advocate hopes you’ll know he’s running for mayor by the time election day arrives.VIDEO
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October 9, 2013 3:50 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November's controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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