August 28, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

August 29, 2017 at 5:30 am

The statue debate descends over our city:  Should Christopher Columbus be removed from Columbus Circle?  Should Peter Stuyvesant’s reported anti-Semitism topple his?  And was F.D.R. undeserving of the honor of calling that little piece of land in our harbor “Roosevelt Island”?  We discuss which statues should remain and which should be removed in the local area. Find out how you can see cinematic masterpieces all related to New York, and all for free!  We have your ticket! A Great Performance spectacular, “Broadway Musicals:  A Jewish Legacy.”  Tonight, we sit down with “Fiddler on the Roof” lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

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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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