Preview 9/25: Building Bridges, NY Times’ Joseph Berger, Homeless Veterans, PBS Nature’s Penguins, Tony Bennett

Encore: September 25, 2014

On the next edition of MetroFocus:

The New York Times launches a new six-part video series in collaboration with Blue Chalk Media called Living City about New York City infrastructure. For the next six weeks, the series will publish weekly on The New York Times’ website and will be broadcast on MetroFocus. The first part, Living City: A Tale of Two Bridges, addresses the decision to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge and renovate the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, who has been reporting on the progress, discusses the Tappan Zee Bridge project with host Rafael Pi Roman.

NJTV News’ Michael Hill reports on a challenge to New Jersey mayors that is bringing housing and job training to homeless veterans.

Curious about a day in the life of penguins? Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of PBS Nature, explains how the latest documentary, Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, was created using cameras disguised as penguins, eggs and rocks. The three-part series produced 1000 hours of footage of penguins in their natural habitat and premieres on PBS stations September 24.

And singer Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto join WNET CEO and President Neal Shapiro in a preview of American Graduate Day, which returns for a third year to PBS stations on September 27. The seven-hour live broadcast originates from the Tisch WNET studios and spotlights individuals and groups working to combat the nation’s high school dropout rate.

MetroFocus Airs

WLIW21        Thursday             9/25      7:00pm
Thirteen         Thursday             9/25      8:30pm
NJTV              Thursday             9/25     10:30pm

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