4/23: Sports Betting, Long Island Tourism, Hollywood Legends, Newark Penn Station Anniversary

April 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

Billions of dollars are wagered each year on illegal sports betting in the United States, and some states are now calling for reform. PBS NewsHour correspondent and producer William Brangham reports on the world of sports betting, and talks with host Rafael Pi Roman about its future and attempts to legalize and regulate it in the United States.

Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar talks with former Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission president Yan Baczkowski and Arbor View House innkeeper Wilfred Joseph about the growth and future of Long Island’s tourism industry.

Former PBS producers Joan Kramer and David Heeley explore their behind-the-scenes experiences working with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, from Katharine Hepburn to Fred Astaire, in conversation with host Rafael Pi Roman about their book In the Company of Legends.

And NJTV News senior correspondent Mike Schneider visits Newark Penn Station, where the historic transportation hub is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

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