November 15, 2016: Thanksgiving Parade ISIS Threat. Inside Rikers: The Untold Story. Leeza Gibbons: National Caregivers Month. NYC’s Past & Future

New York City is once again stepping up security after ISIS stated in their magazine, Rumiyah, that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was an “excellent target” for an act of terrorism. The threat goes on to suggest the use of a car or vehicle to maximize destruction, reminiscent of the recent attack in Nice, where a 20-ton truck plowed through a crowded Bastille Day celebration. So is this a real threat? And if it is, what safety measures are being put in place to protect this holiday tradition? On tonight’s Listening In, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, John Miller discusses his assessment of this Thanksgiving threat and how New York City law enforcement will answer it.

One of the most notorious jails in the country is located in the East River, right across from the Manhattan skyline. Rikers Island is New York City’s largest correctional facility and the abuse and corruption that runs rampant within its walls have been well documented by authors, journalists, and detainees alike. Yet almost 80 percent of the more than 7,500 men and women detained at Rikers on any given day have not been convicted of the charges they face. Whether guilty or innocent, all the detainees find themselves in a culture of violence and fear that forces them to do whatever is necessary to survive. In this installment of Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America, we take a look at a candid and harrowing documentary by Bill Moyers, Rikers brings viewers face to face with the men and women who have endured the correctional facility and lived to tell the tale. Tonight, award-winning director, longtime colleague of Bill Moyers, and producer of the film, Marc Levin joins us with Glenn E. Martin, a former Rikers detainee and President of JustLeadershipUSA, to discuss the film and the horrible truths within the walls at Rikers Island.

In the United States alone, more than 65 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or elderly loved one during any given year. Caregiving is a job that can take its toll physically and emotionally, as the duty of looking after loved ones can add additional pressure to life’s day-to-day responsibilities. T.V. host and advocate Leeza Gibbons understands this struggle after taking care of her own mother during her fight with Alzheimer’s and going through additional health problems with her father. But while others might feel overwhelmed, Leeza is empowered to help other caregivers cope with the unique role of looking after their loved ones with her charity, Leeza’s Care Connection, using the money she won on President-elect Donald Trump’s former program, The Celebrity Apprentice. Tonight, in honor of National Caregivers Month, Leeza Gibbons joins us to talk about her organization, share her advice, and support other caregivers around the country.

You can’t see where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. At least, that’s the way the Museum of the City of New York sees it in a new exhibit, “New York at Its Core.” The permanent display takes visitors through a comprehensive history of the Big Apple, from its colonial beginnings as a Dutch village to the beloved mecca of art, culture, and innovation it is today. MetroFocus’ Andrea Vasquez takes us to the first-of-its-kind exhibit before its premiere this weekend and shows us how the history of our city comes alive and helps us envision its bright future.

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> TONIGHT ON 'METROFOCUS,' NEW YORK IS UNDER A TERROR WATCH AGAIN, AS ISIS URGES FOLLOWERS TO TARGET THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, IN A MOMENT THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER GIVES HIS ASSESSMENT OF THIS LATEST THREAT.

AND RIKER'S FACE-TO-FACE.

TERRIFYING LIFE INSIDE AS TOLD BY INMATES WHO LIVED IT.

AND IF YOU'RE CARING FOR AGING OR PARENT OR CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, LIVED THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE AND HERE WITH IMPORTANT ADVICE ON HOW TO COPE.

AND HEADED TO MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO TALK ABOUT THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THE CITY.

ALL OF THAT AND MORE AS 'METROFOCUS' STARTS RIGHT NOW.

> THIS IS 'METROFOCUS' WITH RAFAEL PI ROMAN, JACK FORD, AND JENNA FLANAGAN.

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY -- FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IS ALSO PROVIDED BY THE JPD FOUNDATION AND THE FORD FOUNDATION.

> WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A DISTURBING STORY DEVELOPING RIGHT HERE IN NEW YORK CITY, A POSSIBLE TERROR THREAT TO THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, IN A RECENT EDITION OF A MAGAZINE PUBLISHED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE, THE TERROR GROUP INCLUDES A GUIDE FOR USING A TRUCK AS A WEAPON AND SUGGESTS THAT THE PARADE WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT TARGET.

LET'S LISTEN IN ON THE NYPD's DEPUTY DECOMMISSIONER ON TERROR FOR DETAILS.

THIRD ISSUE OF THE ISIL ONLINE MAGAZINE CAME OUT OVER THE WEEKEND ENCOURAGING SUPPORTERS TO CARRY OUT VEHICLE-BORNE ASSAULTS ACROSS THE WORLD AND ON DIFFERENT TARGETS.

ONE ISSUE FOR CONCERN FOR NYPD IS A PHOTOGRAPH CONTAINED IN THE ARTICLE OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.

I WANT TO STRESS THIS DIDN'T OCCUR TO US OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN WE SAW THE ARTICLE, THIS IS AN ELEMENT WE HAD FACTORED INTO PLANS FOR THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE IN YEARS PAST.

AS YOU MAY RECALL FROM LAST YEAR, THE ROUTE WAS LINED WITH HUNDREDS OF BLOCKER CARS AT INTERSECTIONS, VERY MUCH THE WAY WE DO ALONG A PRESIDENTIAL ROUTE OR OTHER MAJOR EVENTS.

IN ADDITION AFTER THE NICE ATTACKS IN FRANCE WHERE A TRUCK RAMMED INTO CROWDS OF BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS, NYPD TOOK VERY PROACTIVE STANCE.

IDENTIFIED 181 LOCATIONS THAT RENT TRUCKS TO THE PUBLIC IN METROPOLITAN AREA AND WENT TO 135 OF THOSE LOCATIONS THAT RENT VEHICLES UNDER 26,000 POUNDS WHERE YOU WOULDN'T REQUIRE THE POSSESSION OF A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE TO OPERATE THAT.

IPU, INCIDENT PREVENTION UNIT PROVIDED THEM WITH USEFUL GUIDANCE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR AND CHARACTERISTICS AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE POTENTIAL RENTERS OF THOSE VEHICLES AND BEEN GETTING FEEDBACK FROM THAT PROGRAM.

TO I THINK THE OVERARCHING MESSAGE IS, COMING TO THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, HAVE A GOOD TIME, BRING THE FAMILY.

I ALWAYS GO, ALWAYS BRING MINE.

I WOULD SAY THAT WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE YOU HAVE TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ISIL AND AL QAEDA THAT POSE CREDIBLE THREATS AND LIVE IN CITY THAT HAS BEEN REPEATED TARGET IN ATTACKS AND EVENTS AND BY AND LARGE IN MORE THAN 20 CASES MANAGED TO UNCOVER, PREVENT AND STOP THOSE ATTACKS BUT WE PLAN EVERY MAJOR EVENT THE WAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS ALWAYS PLANNED THEM FOR TRAFFIC AND CROWDS BUTITY IN A WAY THAT'S DIFFERENT, WITH A COMPLEX COUNTERTERRORISM OVERLAY THAT ANTICIPATES NOT JUST THIS, BECAUSE IT WAS THE SUBJECT OF RENEWED LINE THREAT OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT MANY OTHER ELEMENTS TO INCLUDE RADIOLOGICAL READINGS, BIOHAZARD SURVEILLANCE, COUNTERTERRORISM MEASURES INCLUDING VAPOR WAKE EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOGS.

IT'S NOT A ONE THREAT APPROACH BUT ALL THREAT APPROACH.

I THINK YOU NEED TO LOOK AT ISIL ON TWO PLANES, ONE AS SELF-PROCLAIMED GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION THAT'S CLAIMED AND ATTEMPTED TO HOLD TERRITORY AND OTHER AS INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST OPERATION THAT OPERATES THROUGH THE MASS MARKETING OF TERRORIST PLANS TO ANYONE WHO WILL TAKE UP THOSE PLANS IN THEIR NAME.

WHETHER ISIL FAILS OR IS ROUTED FROM WHATEVER LANDS THEY HOLD, I EXPECT THEM TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS TERRORIST OPERATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.

LONG-TERM NOT SHORT-TERM PROP.

IS THIS A REAL THREAT OR ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO PUT US IN CONTINUING STATE OF FEAR?

SHOULD YOU SKIP THE PARADE?

HE SAYS NO, BUT IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

> ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS JAILS IN THE COUNTRY IS LOCATED IN EAST RIVER, RIKERS ISLAND LARGEST CORRUPTIONAL FACILITY AND ABUSE AND CORRUPTION THERE WELL-DOCUMENTED.

ALMOST 80% OF THE MEN AND WOMEN DETAINED THERE NOT YET CONVICTED OF THE CHARGES THEY FACE.

WEAK OR STRONG, INNOCENT OR GUILTY ALL DETAINEES FIND THEMSELVES IN A CULTURE OF FEAR THAT CAUSES THEM TO DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO SURVIVE.

A NEW DOCUMENTARY BRINGS US FACE-TO-FACE WITH THOSE WHO HAVE ENDURED INCARCERATION THERE.

IT WAS THE DAYTIME BUT FELT DARK.

SO MUCH STUFF GOING THROUGH MY MIND BUT MAIN THING IS HOPING I DO MAKE IT OUT.

IT LOOKED LIKE A MONSTER, LIKE WE WERE ABOUT TO GO INTO THE BELLY OF A BEAST.

ONCE YOU'RE THERE, IT'S EASY TO GET BUT HARD AS HELL TO GET OUT.

IT'S GLADIATOR SCHOOL FOR REAL.

UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM.

EVERYTHING THAT MEANS SOMETHING TO US HERE MEANS -- THERE.

I WAS SCARED.

LITERALLY COWERING IN THE CORNER.

WORSE YOU DO, BIGGER YOU ARE.

I'VE SEEN MEN RAPE OTHER MEN.

YOU GET THERE, DON'T HAVE A WEAPON.

SCREAMING, RAPING ME.

I WAS LITERALLY HOG-TIED.

KICK ME.

BROKE MY NOSE.

SPITD ON ME.

BROKE A BONE IN MY BACK.

MADNESS.

AND PRODUCER IS MARK LEVIN, AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR AND LONG-TIME COLLEAGUE OF BILL MOIERS, FOUNDER OF JUST USA DEDICATED TO CUTTING POPULATION IN HALF BY 2030.

I KNOW THAT BILL MOYERS APPROACHED YOU ABOUT DOING THIS FILM.

WHAT WAS HIS THINKING AND WHY DID YOU SAY YES?

BILL HAD -- I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND WORKED ON A SERIES ON ADDICTION WITH HIM.

AND HE HAD DONE SHOW CALLED 'PORTRAIT OF ADDICTION' ADDICTS TELLING THEIR STORY.

GOT TREMENDOUS RESPONSE.

HE WANTED TO DO THE SAME WITH DETAINEES FROM RIKERS ISLAND.

HEAR THEIR VOICES, NOT INTERVIEW EXPERTS OR POLITICIANS BUT WANT THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED.

SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL IN EFFECT.

I'M GUESSING NEVER TEMPTED TO INCLUDE OTHER VOICES?

PASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INCLUDING CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS, ALL WHO HAVE A POINT OF VIEW.

BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST DOCUMENTARIES, FIRST I KNOW, JUST THE DETAINEES IN THEIR OWN VOICE.

IT'S SERCH CIRCLES OF HELL IN THE EAST RIVER.

YOU WERE THERE MORE THAN ONE TIME.

TELL US?

I WAS THERE FOR A YEAR AT ONE POINT WHICH GIVES YOU SENSE OF WHAT THE CULTURE OF RIKERS IS LIKE.

PROBLEM IS IT IS A DECADE'S LONG THAT EVEN THE STANDING COMMISSIONER SAID COULD NOT BE FIXED.

MY EXPERIENCE IS YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES, PREDATOR OR PREY.

THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE FILM.

STARTS OUT TELLING THE STORY OF PEOPLE ENGAGING IN VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AND INITIALLY YOU'RE A BIT TAKEN ABACK AND EVENTUALLY YOU SUDDENLY REALIZE YOU HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THE FOLKS, EVEN THOSE THAT ENGAGE IN THE VIOLENCE, BECAUSE YOU REALIZE THERE'S NO OTHER CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE.

ONE OF THE INMATES SAYS IT'S AN UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM.

WHAT'S GOOD OUT THERE, MEANS NOTHING HERE.

IF YOU'RE DECENT HERE, DEADLY.

DEADLY HERE, YOU SURVIVE.

HOW DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER JAIL?

FIRST IS THE ARCHITECTURE.

BUILD 200 FEET AWAY FROM LaGUARDIA AIRPORT, ANTITHESIS OF HOW YOU BUILD A SAFE JAIL FOR CORRECTION OFFICERS AND DETAINEES.

AND HALLWAYS ARE EXTREMELY LONG.

DETAINEE WHO ENGAGES IN FIGHT AT END OF THE HALLWAY NOT GET HELP AND CORRECTIONS HESITANT TO GO DOWN THAT LONG TIER.

ALSO THE LONG STANDING CULTURE OF VIOLENCE UNCHECKED BY CITY HALL.

CONTINUES FOR A PROBLEM.

EVEN OUR NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE MAYOR HASZ NOT SPENT THE POLITICAL COURAGE THAT IT TAKES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT RIKERS.

AND WHAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WE'RE SENDING PEOPLE, MAJORITY NOT CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME YET, TO PENAL COLONY AND THINKING SOMEHOW THIS IS GOING TO KEEP US SAFE BUT IT'S A UNIVERSITY OF CRIME.

IT'S A PLACE, YOU KNOW, THAT AMPLIFIES THE MISERY OF HUMAN BEINGS AND THEY COME OUT WORSE.

AND GO IN SOMETIMES FOR MOST MINOR OFFENSES FOR BECAUSE THEY'RE POOR, CAN'T AFFORD BAIL.

IT'S AMAZING.

BAIL IS NOT THAT HIGH, YOU WOULD THINK BUT THEY CAN'T AND HAVE TO ENDURE THIS.

WE ALSO CRIMINALIZE HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY AND MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION.

41% OF THE MEN ON RIKERS ISLAND HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS.

ESSENTIALLY OUR JAIL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EAST RIVER SERVES AS SURROGATE FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTIONS.

YOU LISTEN TO THE FORMER INMATES, THEY'RE LIKE POETS.

YOU UNDERSTAND HOW EVIL AND SCARED EVEN THE PREDATORS THAT YOU INTERVIEW IN THE FILM THERE'S A LOOK OF DREAD IN THEIR EYES SPEAKING ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE.

YET 40% RETURN WITHIN THREE YEARS. YOU WOULD THINK THEY'D BE SCARED STRAIGHT TO COIN A PHRASE.

HOW COME THEY RETURN?

WE LIVE IN CITY WHERE WE WERE STOPPING AND FRISKING 800,000 PEOPLE, MOSTLY YOUNG MEN OF COLOR.

RETURNING TO THE ISLAND IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT IN CITY THAT ENGAGES IN THAT KIND OF POLICING.

BUT INVESTING MONEY TO RUN THIS TORTURE ISLAND.

IMAGINE WHAT COULD BE DOING ON THE FRONT END TO GET JOBS FOR PEOPLE, THINGS THAT KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF PRISON AND KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S POWERFUL FILM AND I HOPE A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH IT.

PREMIERES ON THIRTEEN TONIGHT.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

> NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH AND IN THE U.S.

MORE THAN 65 MILLION PEOPLE PROVIDE CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL, DISABLED OR AGING FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND DURING ANY GIVEN YEAR.

WATCHING YOUR LOVED ONE AGE CAN BE HARDER AND TAKING CARE OF THEM CAN BE HARDER, PRESSURE TO LOOK AFTER LOVED ONE AND MAINTAIN DAY-TO-DAY LIFE.

LISA GIBBONS UNDERSTANDS THE STRUGGLE AFTER TAKING CARE OF HER MOTHER AFTER FIGHT WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND FATHER'S COLLAPSE IN HOME FROM HEART ATTACK.

EMPOWERED HER TO HELP OTHER CAREGIVERS COPE WITH UNIQUE ROLE.

LISA'S CARE CONNECTION.

OPENED IN HOMETOWN USING MONEY SHE RAISED ON PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP'S FORMER PROGRAM, 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.'

LISA WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

GOOD TO BE HERE.

GIVEN THAT YOU'VE HAD THIS FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF BEING A CAREGIVER, IN YOUR TIME, WHAT WERE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT CAME UP THAT YOU NOTICED.

ISSUES THAT PERHAPS WEREN'T ADDRESSED OR ACKNOWLEDGED IN THE GENERAL ATMOSPHERE?

FIRST OF ALL, I THINK WE DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE CAREGIVERS, FAMILY MEMBERS THAT SHOW UP EVERY DAY LIKE FAMILY FIRST RESPONDERS.

CRISIS, EVERYBODY IS BAILING AND THEY'RE RUNNING TOWARDS THE EMERGENCY TO TRY TO FIX IT.

JUST ADJUSTING TO A NEW NORMAL IS HARD BECAUSE THAT'S CHANGE AND WE ALL ARE -- HAVE A TENDENCY TO RESIST CHANGE.

BUT WITH CAREGIVERS AND ANYBODY SUCCESSFUL AT ANYTHING, YOU DON'T FEAR THE CHANGE BUT LEARN HOW TO CHANGE THE FEAR.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL CAREGIVING EXPERIENCE.

THAT'S REALLY POWERFUL.

LOT OF PEOPLE ON OUR STAFF WITH -- EVEN IN OWN PERSONAL LIFE, CARING FOR CHRONICALLY ILL LOVED ONE CAN BE INCREDIBLY EMOTIONALLY TAXING.

IS THAT SOMETHING YOUR ORGANIZATION HELPS PEOPLE DEAL WITH AND PROCESS?

WE DO.

AS CAREGIVERS WE'RE NURTURERS AND 2/3 OF US ARE WOMEN.

THAT'S THE WOMEN'S ISSUE.

BUT WE GIVE OUR ALL.

FAMILIES UNRAVELING EMOTIONALLY, FINANCELY, PHYSICALLY ERODING.

AND OUR MANTRA IN FAMILY CAREGIVER MONTH IS TAKE CARE TO GIVE CARE.

FOR SOMEBODY HEARING OR SEEING THIS AND SAYING I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER, THEY NEED MY HELP BUT I'M ALSO A MOM OR HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB AND I DON'T EVEN SEE HOW I COULD BEGIN TO POSSIBLY BALANCE ALL OF THIS.

THERE'S NO BALANCE.

IN THIS SCENARIO BALANCE IS BOGUS.

WE HAVE TO FORGET IT AND RESET TO SOMETHING THAT MAKES SENSE.

THAT'S GOING TO GO INTO OUR HEADS.

IS THIS A MATTER OF PRIORITIZING?

I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF HAVING A PLAN, RECOGNIZING YOU CAN'T WALK THIS PATH ALONE.

TENDENCY IS TO ISOLATE AND WE GET CAUGHT IN THE TRAP OF OUGHTTA COULDDA SHOULDDAS.

I OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS I'M HER DAUGHTER.

THOSE ARE TRAPS.

THERE'S GUILT THAT'S INSTRUCTIVE AND GUILT YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF BECAUSE IT TRIPS YOU UP.

EVERY CAREGIVER HAS GUILT.

IF YOU FEEL GUILT BECAUSE YOU LOST YOUR TEMPER, THAT'S INSTRUCTIVE, SAYS TO YOU, I NEED TO DEVELOP MORE SKILLS, TAKE A BREAK.

GET MORE SLEEP.

THAT'S GOOD GUILT.

OTHER GUILT IS NOT HELPFUL ON YOUR JOURNEY AND WILL BRING YOU DOWN.

OTHER TIPS YOU CAN GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRUGGLING YOU WITH?

I SAY THERE ARE F WORDS HELPFUL IN THE JOURNEY.

FLEXIBILITY AND FORGIVENESS.

YOU CAN'T ALWAYS MAKE IT BETTER.

YOU WILL MESS UP.

EVEN FORGIVING YOUR LOVED ONE FOR HAVING THE AUDACITY TO GET SICK.

OUR PARENTS WE THINK WILL BE ROCK SOLID AND REPRESENT TO US.

AND OUR HEROES FOREVER.

YES.

AND GIVEN YOU HAVE STARTED THIS WITH MONEY YOU WON.

SO MUCH SAID ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT, WONDERING WHAT IS YOUR FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH HIM?

DIFFERENT ON A REALITY SHOW.

I KNEW THE BOARD ROOM, A PLACE KNOWN FOR BEING SO FEROCIOUS, BRINGS TOUGHEST GUYS AND MEANEST GIRLS TO TEARS AND TANTRUMS.

FOR ME IT WAS PLACE TO PUT THE FOCUS ON MY BURNING DESIRE.

I THINK THAT'S HOW I WON.

EASY TO DISMISS, NOT GOING TO GET FAR, SHE'S TOO NICE BUT NEVER UNDERESTIMATE SOMEONE WITH A BURNING DESIRE.

I WANTED TO HONOR MY MOTHER'S JOURNEY WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RECOGNIZE CAREGIVING FAMILIES.

GOT ME TO THE END.

AND WHEN TRUMP ANNOUNCED, TO ME IT'S LIKE WHOEVER GETS INTO THE OFFICE IS DEALING WITH UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS OF GROWING, AGING POPULATION LIKE NEVER SEEN.

10,000 BOOMERS TURNING 65 EVERY DAY.

LOOKING AT CAREGIVING AND INCREASE OF CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DISEASE, THAT'S A VERY REAL I HOPE PRIORITY FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP.

I LIKE TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS BY HAVING THEM LOOK AT WHAT'S AVAILABLE.

I TELL YOU THERE'S A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY OUT THERE NOW THAT'S OFFERING TREMENDOUS PEACE OF MIND AND SAFETY.

MY DAD HAD A HEART ATTACK.

AND HE AFTER MY MOM DIED LIVES ALONE.

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIM, WHAT IF HE FELL, NUMBER ONE PROBLEM, I LIVE THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY.

I GUILTED HIM INTO GETTING MEDICAL ALERT DEVICE.

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT IT.

OF COURSE NOT.

RESISTANT, PROUD.

AND I DON'T NEED A BABYSITTER.

THAT'S IT.

NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME.

SO I COULD RECOGNIZE THAT WAS HIS VULNERABILITY AND FEAR BUT I SAID DADDY IT'S FOR ME.

AND REALLY WAS.

BECAUSE I WORRY AND YOU DON'T WANT ME TO BE WORRIED.

SURE ENOUGH HAD A HEART ATTACK.

NOT WEARING HIS LIFELINE, WOULDN'T HAVE MY DAD.

FOR ME THE BIG TAKE-AWAY IS BUILD A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY IF YOU'RE A CAREGIVER.

THAT'S IT.

WE WAIT A WHILE TO DO THAT, WE'RE RESISTANT TO IT BUT IT IS GETTING BETTER.

DURING THIS MONTH IF THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT I KNOW ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE, TO SAY I KNOW IT'S HARD WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT GOES A LONG WAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO JOIN US.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND THIS WAS HEALING INFORMATION AND TIPS THAT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN USE NOW OR WILL BE ABLE TO IN THE FUTURE.

MORE INFORMATION, SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION AND FACTS ARE THERE, HOW TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THE TECHNOLOGY PIECE AT PHILIP'S LIFELINE.

EXCELLENT.

TO LEARN ABOUT LISA GIBBON'S ORGANIZATION, LISA'S CARE CONNECTION GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT MET ROE FOCUS DOT ORGANIZE.

YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE BEEN.

LAUNCHES NEW YORK AT ITS CORE.

FIRST EVER PERMANENT EXHIBIT EXAMINING CITY'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

JOINING ME FROM THE MUSEUM.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

WHITNEY, FIRST TIME EVER LOOKING AT BIG APPLE AT ITS CORE.

WHY NOW AND HOW DID YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO APPROACH 400 YEAR HISTORY?

AS FAR AS WHY NOW, MUSEUM UNDERGOING A TEN YEAR RENOVATION, WHERE PARTS OF THE MUSEUM BEEN CLOSED.

THIS FALL THE FIRST TIME ENTIRE MUSEUM IS OPEN.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR IN THREE GAL RAYS HAVE THIS INSTALLATION ON NEW YORK AT ITS CORE AND NEW YORK HISTORY.

IT'S PERFECT MOMENT.

ALWAYS ENDEAVORED TO HAVE THIS PERMANENT INSTALLATION.

IT'S PERFECT MOMENT TO CELEBRATE NEW YORK AND ITS HISTORY.

AND EXHIBIT IS SPLIT INTO THREE SECTIONS.

HOW DID YOU DETERMINE THE BEGINNING AND END DATES OF THOSE ERAS?

THAT'S ONE OF THE EXCITING AND CHALLENGING PARTS OF IT.

WE WORKED TO CREATE A FRAMEWORK TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

FIRST GALLERY IS 1609 TO 1898.

1609 IS HENRY HUDSON ARRIVED.

FIRST CONTACT BETWEEN THE NATIVE INHABITANTS AND EUROPEANS.

NATURAL STARTING POINT AND 1898 CREATED.

THEN SPEND ENTIRE GALLERY ON THE 20th CENTURY.

WE ALL HAVE A DEEP CONNECTION TO THOSE EVENTS AND BRING UP TO 2012, THE YEAR OF HURRICANE SANDY TO PIVOT AND THINK ABOUT THE 21st CENTURIRY AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.

FINAL IS THE LAB, FUTURE OF NEW YORK WHERE WE'RE HEADED NEXT.

ALL THREE ARE JOINED BY THEMES OF WHAT MAKES NEW YORK UNIQUELY THE CITY IT IS.

IT'S OUR PREMISE MONEY, DIVERSITY, CREATIVE -- AND CARRIES THROUGH ALL FOUR GALLERIES.

LOOK THROUGH AND SEE PLACEMENT AND OTHER ASSETS BUT HAVE YOU FOUND ANYTHING THAT'S THE REASON THAT NEW YORK IS THE CITY THAT IT IS, LOOK AT IT AS CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE?

YOU ASK THE GREAT QUESTION, THAT DRIVES THIS SHOW, WHAT MAKES NEW YORK, NEW YORK? AND I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT TO LOOK AT THE PORT.

IT WAS THAT GEOGRAPHICAL ADVANTAGE THAT CAUSES DUTCH TO CHOOSE IT AS HEADQUARTERS OF THEIR SETTLEMENT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

ONE OF THE GREAT NATURAL HARBORS IN THE WORLD BUT NOT JUST GEOGRAPHY BUT DESTINY.

SHOW IS ABOUT HOW THE IDEAS AND AMBITIONS AND CONFLICTS AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE NEW YORK ACTUALLY SHAPED THE DIRECTION IN WHICH THE CITY EVOLVED AND OUTCOME WAS NOT INEVITABLE.

NEW YORK HAS ONE OF THE GREAT NATURAL HARBORS IN THE WORLD BUT IT WAS THE ERIE CANAL, PLANNED BY NEW YORKER AND FUNDED BY NEW YORKERS THAT CONNECTED NEW YORK TO THE RICHEST AGRICULTURAL RICHES OF THE MIDWEST AND MADE NEW YORK THE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

SO ONE THING WE WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY IS THAT HISTORY DIDN'T HAVE TO TURN OUT THIS WAY.

IT DEPENDED UPON THE DECISIONS AND AMBITIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE PAST AND ACTUALLY THEN THAT SPEAKS TO WHERE ARE WE GOING IN THE FUTURE?

AND THAT'S NOT SET EITHER.

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS IS THAT WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH THE GALLERIES PEOPLE WILL REALIZE IT'S NOT JUST OVERVUFT CRONOLOGY OF DIFFERENT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED BUT THROUGH THE ON THES AND HIGHLIGHTING CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO NETWORK CITY'S HISTORY.

SOME PEOPLE WELL-KNOWN AND OTHERS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF.

IT'S INTERESTING IN GAL RAYS ONE AND TWO, 70 PEOPLE BETWEEN THE TWO GALLERIES.

EVEN FOR THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE NEW YORKER, WILL BE SOMEBODY THERE THEY NEVER HEARD OF OR STORY THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT.

IT REALLY EXISTS ON MANY LEVELS.

GREAT OVERVIEW FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND INTERNATIONAL VISITORS BUT ALSO FOR THE KNOWLEDGEABLE NEW YORKER TO GAIN SO MUCH MORE INSIGHT INTO THE CITY.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING HIDDEN SECRETS ABOUT OUR CITY.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE.

NEW YORK AT ITS CORE OPENS AT MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ON NOVEMBER 18th.

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