Full Episode: November 9, 2015

November 09, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Can a piece of theater teach New York City police recruits about tolerance and racism? The NYPD has added “Anne & Emmett,” a one-act play which imagines a conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, to its recruit training this fall. MetroFocus host Jack Ford gets an inside look with “Anne & Emmett” playwright Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband and co-producer, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.

Next, the public employee pension crisis in New Jersey worsens as more government employees retire. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato jumps into the ongoing debate to make sense of the problem and what needs to be done to fix it.

And, Mary Alice Williams sits down with Academy Award nominee and director Debora Granik to discuss her new Independent Lens documentary “Stray Dog,” the Vietnam War, and the struggles that veterans still face today.



MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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