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THE ON-DEMAND DRIVERclip
October 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Cecilia Brentlinger, a single-mother discovered that working as an on-demand driver gives her the freedom to choose her own hours, but it also comes at a price. Previously aired on August 18, 2017 and October 20, 2017.  Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of […]

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THE SUBWAY PERFORMERclip
October 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While we’re commuting to work, Heidi Kole is already at work busking in NYC subway stations. She competes with trains and cellphones for your ear, your heart — and your donations. How does she make enough to survive? Previously aired on August 18, 2017 and October 20, 2017. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]

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September 27, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
September 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

The corruption conviction of  former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, is overturned by the legal definition of the crime itself.  We’ll have all the details on the change of events with Jennifer Rodgers, the Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity at Columbia Law School. Could our transit system woes be fixed by […]

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August 26, 2017: FLIGHT 800, REVISITEDclip
August 25, 2017 at 6:45 pm

To this day it remains both one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history and a deeply personal tragedy for our area. On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport on its way to Paris, France. Twelve minutes later, the Boeing 747 jetliner exploded off the coast of Long Island and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the plane went down after a short circuit led to an explosion onboard, but not everyone agrees with the conclusion. 20 years after the crash, News 12 Long Island went back and interviewed those involved with the case to try and figure out what exactly happened. Tonight the producer behind that report, Brad Trettien, joins us to explain what he and his team uncovered.

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August 24, 2017: THE FIRST MAYORAL DEBATEclip
August 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Mayor de Blasio squares off against Sal Albanese in the first New York City Mayoral debate of the upcoming race for City Hall.  Missed it?  Fear not!  We have the recap that every New Yorker should see, and analysis we will all find helpful!

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August 18, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
August 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

“My Everyday Hustle” offers five fascinating first-person profiles that reveal the struggles, successes, and “daily hustle” of everyday people. Walid Abdelwahab is an immigrant who cooks and sells food from a street cart. He faces challenges every day, from long hours to local merchants who don’t want him there. But for him, it’s about chasing the American Dream. While we’re […]

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