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  • Preview Dec. 19: Public Pensions, Mirta Ojito, E-Waste Recycling
    On the next edition of MetroFocus: a look at what the eight billion dollar cost of public pensions in NYC may mean for Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.
    Air Date: WLIW Wed 12/18 7:30pm, Thirteen Thurs 12/19 8:30pm, NJTV Thurs 12/19 10:30pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW Preview Dec. 19: Public Pensions, Mirta Ojito, E-Waste Recycling
    December 13, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • Full Episode Nov. 21: East Midtown, O+ Festival, Making Masterpiece
    On this edition of MetroFocus: a look at one of the most contested rezoning projects facing NYC, a festival making healthcare accessible for artists, studying the sea with underwater drones, behind the scenes at PBS' Masterpiece, and Christmas trees from New Jersey.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/21 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/21 10:30pmLength: 00:26:46
    FULL EPISODE MetroFocus Full Episode Nov. 21
    November 20, 2013
    Length: 00:26:46
  • Unique Festival has Artists Trade Their Craft for Healthcare
    Who says the bartering system is outdated? At the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY, artists receive free healthcare in exchange for a weekend of music and art.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/21 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/21 10:30pLength: 00:02:50
    SEGMENT Unique Festival has Artists Trade Their Craft for Healthcare
    November 20, 2013
    Length: 00:02:50
  • Bloomberg’s East Midtown Rezoning Plans End
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to rezone East Midtown in Manhattan ended abruptly this month when the Mayor withdrew the ambitious and controversial redevelopment proposal before a City Council vote.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/21 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/21 10:30p
    SEGMENT Bloomberg's East Midtown Rezoning Plans End
    November 20, 2013
  • Making Masterpiece and Turning Downton Down
    Emmy award-winning producer, Rebecca Eaton, talks to Rafael Pi Roman about her new memoir, "Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS."
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/21 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/21 10:30pmLength: 00:07:15
    SEGMENT Making Masterpiece and Turning Downton Down
    November 20, 2013
    Length: 00:07:15
  • Preview Nov. 21: East Midtown, O+ Festival, Making Masterpiece
    On the next edition of MetroFocus: a look at one of the most contested rezoning projects facing NYC, a festival making healthcare accessible for artists, studying the sea with underwater drones, behind the scenes at PBS' Masterpiece, and Christmas trees from New Jersey.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/20 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/21 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/21 10:30pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview Nov. 21
    November 15, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • Full Episode November 14
    On this week's MetroFocus: Brooklyn College professor Philip Napoli shares poignant stories of New York’s Vietnam veterans, New York Times reporter Julie Creswell explains why foreign investors are snapping up multi-billion dollar apartments in the sky, and much more.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/13 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/14 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/14 10:30pLength: 00:26:46
    FULL EPISODE Full Episode November 14
    November 13, 2013
    Length: 00:26:46
  • Arab-American Composer’s Symphony Reflects on 9/11
    At only 28 years old, Mohammed Fairouz has written four symphonies and an opera, among hundreds of other works.
    Air Date: WLIW21 Wed 11/13 7:30 pm, Thirteen Thu 11/14, 8:30 pm NJTV Thu 11/14 10:30 pmLength: 00:05:43
    SEGMENT Arab-American Composer's Symphony Reflects on 9/11
    November 13, 2013
    Length: 00:05:43
  • Buildings for Billionaires
    With the rise of luxury apartments geared for the global super elite, is New York City's apartment market nearing the $100 million price tag? MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talked to New York Times reporter Julie Creswell to find out.
    Air Date: WLIW21 Wed 11/13 7:30 pm, Thirteen Thu 11/14 8:30 pm, NJTV Thu 11/14 10:30 pmLength: 00:04:06
    SEGMENT Buildings for Billionaires
    November 13, 2013
    Length: 00:04:06
  • Students Cut Costs by Going Green
    Hands-on initiatives by a group of environmentally conscious students are enabling the kinds of lessons that go beyond the classroom.
    Air Date: WLIW21 Wed 11/13 7:30 pm, Thirteen Thu 11/14, 8:30 pm NJTV Thu 11/14 10:30 pmLength: 00:03:04
    SEGMENT Students Cut Costs by Going Green
    November 13, 2013
    Length: 00:03:04
  • Cranberries Plentiful in New Jersey
    This time, every year an explosion of rich, red color takes over Lee Brothers Cranberry Farm in Burlington County. It’s harvest season.
    Air Date: WLIW21 Wed 11/13 7:30 pm, Thirteen Thu 11/14 8:30 pm, NJTV Thu 11/14 10:30 pmLength: 00:02:49
    SEGMENT Cranberries Plentiful in New Jersey
    November 13, 2013
    Length: 00:02:49
  • Collecting Oral Histories from NYC’s Vietnam Veterans
    Philip Napoli sits down with Rafael Pi Roman to discuss his book, "Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City's Vietnam Veterans".
    Air Date: WLIW21 Wed 11/13 7:30 pm, Thirteen Thu 11/14 8:30 pm, NJTV Thu 11/14 10:30 pmLength: 00:05:46
    SEGMENT Collecting Oral Histories from NYC's Vietnam Veterans
    November 8, 2013
    Length: 00:05:46
  • Preview Nov. 14: Buildings for Billionaires, NYC Veterans, School Recycling and more
    On the next MetroFocus: Brooklyn College professor Philip Napoli shares poignant stories of New York’s Vietnam veterans, New York Times reporter Julie Creswell explains why foreign investors are snapping up multi-billion dollar apartments in the sky, and much more.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/13 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/14 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/14 10:30pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview: Nov. 14
    November 8, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • Full Episode Nov. 7
    This edition of MetroFocus features analysis of election returns from the metropolitan region, former co-anchor of the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, Robert MacNeil, on a new documentary “JFK: 1 PM Central Standard Time," and a non-profit technology training center in Chelsea that gets seniors online and back into the workforce.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/6 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/7 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/7 10:30pmLength: 00:26:46
    FULL EPISODE Full Episode Nov. 7
    November 7, 2013
    Length: 00:26:46
  • NYC Votes 2013: Election Analysis
    New York Times columnist Michael Powell, editor-in-chief of City & State Morgan Pehme, and editor-in-chief of City Limits Jarrett Murphy join MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman for analysis of election returns.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/6 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/7 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/7 10:30pmLength: 00:08:11
    SEGMENT NYC Votes 2013: Election Analysis
    November 6, 2013
    Length: 00:08:11
  • Robert MacNeil Reflects on Reporting the JFK Assassination
    Journalist Robert MacNeil tells his firsthand account of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/6 at 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/7 at 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/7 at 10:30pmLength: 00:08:54
    SEGMENT Robert MacNeil Reflects on Reporting the JFK Assassination
    November 6, 2013
    Length: 00:08:54
  • Senior Planet: First-of-its-kind tech training center gets older adults online
    At the nation's first tech center for older adults, 67-year old Barbara Nathan is one of many seniors tackling the digital age and learning valuable tools to stay in the workforce.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/6 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/7 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/7 10:30pmLength: 00:05:00
    SEGMENT Senior Planet: First-of-its-kind tech training center gets older adults online
    November 6, 2013
    Length: 00:05:00
  • Preview Nov. 7: NYC Votes 2013 Analysis, Robert MacNeil on JFK, Senior Planet
    The next edition of MetroFocus features analysis of election returns from the metropolitan region, with voices from The New York Times, City & State, and City Limits.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 11/6 7:30pm, THIRTEEN: Thursday 11/7 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 11/7 10:30pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview: November 7
    November 1, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • Proposition Four: Settling A Long-Running Land Dispute Upstate
    For over 1oo years there has been a clouded title issue involving parcels in what is called Township 40. NY NOW's Matt Ryan examines Proposition 4, a land swap between residents and the state.
    Air Date: WLIW21: Wednesday 10/30 at 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/31 at 8:30 pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/31 at 10:30 pmLength: 00:04:01
    SEGMENT Proposition Four: Settling A Long-Running Land Dispute Upstate
    October 30, 2013
    Length: 00:04:01
  • Hurricane-proofing New York City’s Hospitals
    Close to a year after the storm, New York City's hospitals are up and running again. Reporter Rick Karr speaks with physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Sheri Fink, for an update.
    Air Date: WLIW21: Wednesday 10/30 at 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/31 at 8:30 pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/31 at 10:30 pmLength: 00:04:13
    SEGMENT Hurricane-proofing New York City’s Hospitals
    October 30, 2013
    Length: 00:04:13
  • “A Mayor’s Life”: David Dinkins on Campaign 2013 and His New Memoir
    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".
    Air Date: WLIW21: Wednesday 10/30 at 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/31 at 8:30 pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/31 at 10:30 pmLength: 00:05:19
    SEGMENT “A Mayor’s Life”: David Dinkins on Campaign 2013 and His New Memoir
    October 30, 2013
    Length: 00:05:19
  • Preview Oct. 31: Hospitals Rebuild After Sandy, NY Ballot, David Dinkins
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW21: Wednesday 10/30 at 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/31 at 8:30 pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/31 at 10:30 pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview Oct. 31
    October 25, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • Long Island Conversations: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Host Jim Paymar interviews Doris Kearns Goodwin about growing up on Long Island, how it has informed her work, her books, movies and her upcoming book on Theodore Roosevelt & William Howard Taft.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/23 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/24 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/24 10:30pmLength: 00:03:15
    SEGMENT Long Island Conversations: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    October 23, 2013
    Length: 00:03:15
  • Full Episode Oct. 24: Obamacare, NY After Bloomberg, Brooklyn History, Doris Kearns Goodwin
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/23 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/24 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/24 10:30pm Length: 00:26:46
    FULL EPISODE MetroFocus Full Episode Oct. 24
    October 23, 2013
    Length: 00:26:46
  • Preview Oct. 24: Obamacare, NY After Bloomberg, Brooklyn History, Doris Kearns Goodwin
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/23 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/24 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/24 10:30pm Length: 00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview Oct. 24
    October 18, 2013
    Length: 00:30
  • Full Episode Oct. 17: Joe Lhota, The Wave, George Packer on “The Unwinding”, NJ Agritourism
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/16 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/17 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/17 10:30pmLength: 00:26:46
    SEGMENT Full Episode Oct. 17
    October 16, 2013
    Length: 00:26:46
  • NJ Farmers Use Agritourism to Attract Visitors
    Pumpkin picking, hay rides, farm animals and games are big business in the Garden State, providing more than $60 million a year in revenue for farmers and an additional $33 million in revenue for surrounding communities.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/16 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/17 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/17 10:30pmLength: 00:02:51
    SEGMENT NJ Farmers Use Agritourism to Attract Visitors
    October 16, 2013
    Length: 00:02:51
  • New Yorker Writer Pens Portrait of an Unwinding America
    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".
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/16 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/17 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/17 10:30pmLength: 00:05:22
    SEGMENT New Yorker Writer Pens Portrait of an Unwinding America
    October 16, 2013
    Length: 00:05:22
  • Preview Oct. 17: Joe Lhota, The Wave, George Packer on “The Unwinding”, NJ Agritourism
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/16 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/17 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/17 10:30pmLength: 00:00:30
    PREVIEW MetroFocus Preview Oct. 17
    October 11, 2013
    Length: 00:00:30
  • NYC Votes 2013: Jack Hidary Interview
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/9 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/10 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/10 10:30pmLength: 00:04:58
    SEGMENT NYC Votes 2013: Jack Hidary Interview
    October 9, 2013
    Length: 00:04:58
  • Full Episode Oct. 10: Casinos in NY, Merck Layoffs in NJ, Jack Hidary
    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.
    Air Date: WLIW: Wednesday 10/9 7:30pm, Thirteen: Thursday 10/10 8:30pm, NJTV: Thursday 10/10 10:30pmLength: 00:26:47
    FULL EPISODE MetroFocus Full Episode
    October 9, 2013
    Length: 00:26:47
  • Listening In: World Science Festival Presents “The Art of the Score”
    Alec Baldwin, Coen Brothers, Tufts neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, and composer Carter Burwell discuss the role of music in shaping the emotional impact of film.
    Air Date: 10/9/2013Length: 2:28
    SEGMENT Listening In: World Science Festival Presents "The Art of the Score"
    October 9, 2013
    Length: 2:28
  • Merck Decides to Close Summit, NJ Facility
    Merck’s decision to close its Summit facility is a tough pill for this community to swallow.
    Air Date: 10/9/2013Length: 1:59
    SEGMENT Merck Decides to Close Summit, NJ Facility
    October 9, 2013
    Length: 1:59
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