TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

Legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath joins us to discuss topics ranging from taking a knee and protesting on the field to the silent killer affecting our former football greats. Gretchen Carlson exposed the secret world of workplace sexual harassment before Harvey Weinstein dominated global headlines, and in doing so, she took down one of the biggest media titans in the world.  In the process, she  became a voice for every woman to be fierce!  Once beloved, then forgotten, it sat like the borough it resides in, an oft-afterthought.  Now the St. George Theatre in Staten Island is truly a “Treasure of New York,” as is the family who gave life to this once dilapidated landmark.  We’ve got your glimpse inside it’s majesty. The Chelsea Film Festival showcases 90 films with one underlying theme:  to make the world a better place through cinema.  Can they succeed?  Find out!

Aired on October 19, 2017. 

TRANSCRIPT

> TONIGHT ON 'METROFOCUS,' FROM TAKING A KNEE AND PROTESTING ON THE FIELD TO THE SILENT KILLER AFFECTING OUR FORMER FOOTBALL GREATS.

JOE NAMATH IS TACKLING THE ISSUES.

> GRETCHEN CARLSON EXPOSED WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT BEFORE HARVEY WEINSTEIN DOMINATED GLOBAL HEADLINES AND IN DOING SO SHE TOOK DOWN ONE OF THE BIGGEST MEDIA TITANS IN THE WORLD AND IN THE PROCESS BECAME A VOICE FOR EVERY WOMAN.

> ONCE LOVED AND THEN FORGOTTEN, IT SAT LIKE THE BOROUGH ITRY SIDES IN.

NOW THE ST. GEORGE THEATER IN STATEN ISLAND IS TRULY A TREASURE OF NEW YORK AND IS THE FAMILY WHO GAVE LIFE TO THIS ONCE DILAPIDATED LANDMARK.

> AND THE CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASES 90 FILMS WITH ONE THEME, TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THROUGH CINEMA.

CAN THEY SUCCEED?

FIND OUT.

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

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

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY --

> WOULDN'T YOU LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THESE NFL OWNERS WHEN SOMEBODY DISRESPECTED OUR FLAG TO SAY GET THE SON OF A BITCH OFF THE FIELD RIGHT NOW, OUT, HE'S FIRED?

HE'S FIRED!

PRESIDENT TRUMP PASSIONATELY RESPONDING TO NFL PLAYERS WHO HAVE BEEN PROTESTING ON THE FIELD DURING THE SINGING OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL ANTHEM.

WELCOME TO 'METROFOCUS.'

I'M JACK FORD.

THE PRESIDENT SET OFF A FIRESTORM WHEN HE TOOK ON THE LEAGUE AND THEIR MOVEMENT.

SINCE HIS RESPONSE, PLAYERS AND ENTIRE TEAMS HAVE TAKEN PART BY EITHER TAKING A KNEE OR LOCKING ARMS ON THE FIELD.

INITIALLY STARTED BY COLIN KAEPERNICK, THE PROTEST WAS MEANT AS A SYMBOL AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY BUT NOW MORPHED INTO A STATEMENT OF DIRECT RESISTANCE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AFTER HE WEIGHED IN ON THE TOPIC.

ROGER GOODELL ADDRESSED THE CONTROVERSY AFTER WEEKS OF IT SIMMERING.

WE BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PART OF OR POLICY.

IT'S ALSO AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR GAME THAT WE ALL TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN.

AND IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT FOR US TO HONOR OUR FLAG AND TO OUR COUNTRY AND WE THINK OUR FANS EXPECT US TO DO THAT.

AMERICANS SEEM TO BE SPLIT OVER THE ISSUE WITH SOME SEEING THE PROTESTS AS UNPATRIOTIC FEELING THAT POLITICS HAS NO PLACE IN SPORTS, OTHERS EMBRACING IT.

FORMER NEW YORK JETS QUARTERBACK JOE NAMATH HAS DONE MORE THAN SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AS THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN PLAYING OUT ON AND OFF THE FIELD.

MY COHOST, RAFAEL PI ROMAN HAD A CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH JOE TO DISCUSS THE CONTROVERSY AND A VARIETY OF OTHER TOPICS.

BUT FIRST, ANOTHER ISSUE SWEEPING THE NFL, BRAIN TRAUMA AS A RESULT OF THE GAME AND HOW GREAT A RISK IT IS FOR PLAYERS PAST AND PRESENT.

I CAN'T GO INTO NUMBERS.

I DON'T KNOW SPECIFICALLY.

BUT WHAT WE'RE DOING, WHAT I'M DOING, CONCUSSIONS, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES, THEY'RE NOT REGULATED IN SPORTS.

AND THIS IS HOW I GOT INVOLVED.

I MEAN EVERY DAY A KID FALLS OFF OF THE BICYCLE, THERE'S AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT, A LADY GETS HURT, A GUY GETS HURT FALLING DOWN.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES HAPPEN EVERY DAY AND THERE'S OVER A COUPLE MILLION PEOPLE AT LEAST THAT HAVE THEM RIGHT NOW THAT CAN'T GET TREATMENT.

SO WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THIS DISEASE?

WAS IS THERE A PERSONAL REASON?

ABSOLUTELY.

A TEAMMATE OF MINE FOR FOUR YEARS HAD COME TO A CAMP THAT A FRIEND OF MINE AND I HAVE AND HE'D COME TO US AND HE HAD BEEN TO EVERY CAMP FOR 30 YEARS.

AND HE WAS EXPRESSING HOW HE WAS HAVING SOME TROUBLE WITH HIS MEMORY, WITH FORGETTING TOO MANY THINGS.

AND THIS IS OVER A PERIOD OF THREE, FOUR YEARS.

AND I HONEST TO GOD SAW A TERROR IN HIS EYES, A FEAR.

HE WAS AFRAID.

NOW THIS GUY WAS NEVER AFRAID OF ANYTHING.

HE WAS A HECK OF A FOOTBALL PLAYER WITH THE JETS AND ALL.

AND I STARTED WONDERING, I KNOW I HAD A HANDFUL OF CONCUSSIONS, MINIMUM.

AND I PLAN REASON LIVING A WHILE AND I THINK I OWED IT TO MYSELF TO FIND OUT MY SITUATION.

FOR MY FAMILY AND CHILDREN.

WE STARTED A STUDY.

I TOOK COGNITIVE TESTS AND THEN I HAD MY FIRST BRAIN SCAN WHICH SHOWED DAMAGE TO THE LEFT TEMPORAL AND LEFT SIDE OF MY BRAIN.

CELLS WERE NOT GETTING THE BLOOD FLOW.

THEY WEREN'T WORKING.

THEY WERE DARK.

SO I WENT THROUGH A SERIES OVER SEVEN MONTHS AND CHANGE, 120 DYES TO BE EXACT IN A HYPERBARIC TREATMENT CHAMBER AND EVERY TIME I HAD A NEW COGNITIVE TEST AND BRAIN SCAN.

IT'S CALLED HIGHER BARIC OXYGEN THERAPY.

WHAT DOES IT DO AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE IT WILL ACCOMPLISH?

RUNNING THROUGH YOUR SYSTEM UNDER A PRESSUIZED ENVIRONMENT.

IT'S BEEN IN USE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

OUR NAVY, THE S.E.A.L.s, YOU COME UP AFTER MAKING DIVES AND YOU GO IN THE PRESSURE CHAMBER AND THAT'S ONE OF THE WAY TO DECOMPRESS.

BUT THE USE OF OXYGEN TO HELP AILMENTS.

OBVIOUSLY THERE'S THIS PROMISING TREATMENT FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS EXPERIENCING BRAIN INJURY.

BUT WHAT ABOUT PREVENTING BRAIN INJURY IN THE FIRST PLACE IN THE GAME OF FOOTBALL?

DO YOU THINK THAT'S POSSIBLE WITHOUT TRANSFORMING THE GAME COMPLETELY?

NO, SIR, RAPHAEL.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

BRAIN IS FLOATING AROUND IN THERE AND IT'S GOING TO BOUNCE OFF OF THAT BONE IN THERE, CRANIUM, WHATEVER, WHETHER YOU FALL OFF OF A BICYCLE, WH WHETHER YOU MAKE AN ATTACK, GET HIT AS A QUARTERBACK, BOOK, THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD HITS THE GROUND, WHETHER THE GUY COMES ACROSS YOU.

WE'VE CHANGED THE RULE IN FOOTBALL FROM THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TO THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL.

ALL RIGHT?

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THE GAME SAFER.

BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE SPORT OF FOOTBALL IS A CONTACT SPORT.

AND YOU'RE GETTING HIT.

YOU'RE HITTING THE GROUND ALSO.

SO THERE'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A WORRY ABOUT HEAD TRAUMA.

SO HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THOSE WHO SAY, LISTEN, THIS GAME IS JUST TOO VIOLENT FOR KIDS AND CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY IT?

WELL, IF KIDS KNEW OR IF THEY WERE MATURE ENOUGH TO MAKE A DECISION, OR IF THEY WERE LIKE ME IN A SENSE, I NEVER LIKED GETTING HIT FROM WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GUY, WHETHER IT BE DOUBLE DIGITS, SINGLE DIGITS AND EVEN THROUGH PROBALL, I DIDN'T ENJOY GETTING HIT.

THE THING IS CHILDREN CAN'T MAKE THAT DECISION.

THE PARENTS MAKE IT FOR THEM.

AND IT STARTS OUT FOR MOST OF US AT HOME, THE PARENTS INFLUENCE THE CHILDREN, GOOD AND NOT SO GOOD SOMETIMES.

BUT IT COMES FROM THE PARENTS, ESPECIALLY ON THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL.

MOST OF THE TIME THE PARENT WANTS THAT CHILD TO BE IN THERE GOING.

HE'S TOUGH.

YEAH, YEAH.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PARENTS?

I WOULD SAY GIVE THEM TIME TO MATURE A LITTLE BIT MORE.

GIVE THEM TIME TO LET THE BONES, EVERYTHING ELSE GET BIGGER.

AND MAYBE BY THAT TIME YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN WANT TO PUT THEM THROUGH THE RIGORS OF FOOTBALL.

AGAIN, IT'S A CONTACT SPORT, MAN.

AND WHOEVER PLAYS IT IS GOING TO GET HURT.

IT MIGHT NOT BE A CONCUSSION, BUT THEY HAPPEN ALMOST ROUTINELY IN GAMES.

YOU KNOW, THIS DISEASE AND THE FACT THAT IT'S COME TO LIGHT HAS CAUSED, YOU KNOW, THE POPULARITY OF THE SPORT TO WANE A LITTLE BIT AS IS THE POLITICAL CONTROVERSY.

IF YOU WERE IN YOUR PRIME TODAY, WOULD YOU PLAY THE GAME OF FOOTBALL?

WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT CONCUSSIONS.

I WOULD HAVE PLAYED BASEBALL AND STUCK TO BASEBALL IF I KNEW THE DANGERS OF THIS SPORT.

GETTING YOUR BELL RUNG WAS KIND OF LIKE, I'LL SHAKE IT OFF.

THAT'S ALL COACHES TELL YOU, GET SMELLING SALTS, GO BACK IN THERE.

YOU'RE TOUGH.

IT WAS A YOUNG PERSON'S GAME WHO WANTED TO BE A MAN.

WANTED TO BE STRONG.

WE WANTED TO GET OUT THERE AND PLAY.

IT'S TOUGH FOR US.

SO WOULD YOU -- SO YOU WOULDN'T PLAY IT AGAIN IF YOU KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON?

WELL, GIVEN THE SAME OPPORTUNITY AS WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER GUY, I HAD A CHANCE TO PLAY ANOTHER SPORT, YOU KNOW, PROFESSIONALLY.

SO KNOWING WHAT I KNOW TODAY WITH TWO ARTIFICIAL KNEES, ARTIFICIAL HIP, SEVERAL OPERATIONS HERE, THANK GOD NOT AN ORGAN, ALL OF THE ORGANS ARE HEALTHY.

I'M NOT COMPLAINING.

HOWEVER IT'S PHYSICAL AND THERE ARE INJURIES INVOLVED.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT TOOK SO LONG FOR THIS INJURY TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?

IS IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT OR IS IT BECAUSE PEOPLE DIDN'T WANT IT TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY BECAUSE IT WOULD HURT THE GAME OF FOOTBALL?

WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CONCUSSIONS, THEY'VE BEEN AROUND.

THE FEW REALISTIC ARE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN GETTING HIT.

WHEN I WAS A KID I ASKED MY DADDY WHY THIS GUY BEHAVED THE WAY HE DID AND HE SAID, HE'S PUNCH DRUNK.

PUNCH DRUNK.

THAT'S WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT GETTING IN THE HEAD SO MUCH BACK THEN.

NOW IT'S CHRONIC ENCEPHALOPATHY, THAT'S ANOTHER STORY.

THAT'S FAIRLY NEW, THE DISCOVERY.

AND WE'RE STILL WORKING ON HOW IT CAN AFFECT OR KILL PEOPLE.

BEFORE YOU HAD TO BE DECEASED BEFORE THEY COULD DETECT IT AND NOW THEY MAY BE ON TO A WAY TO DETECT IT EARLIER.

DOES TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES BRING THAT ON?

WE DON'T KNOW THAT.

BUT A HIGH PERCENTAGE, 90-PLUS PERCENT OF THE GUYS THEY'VE EXAMINED THAT HAVE BEEN DECEASED HAD IT, THAT WERE FOOTBALL PLAYERS, YES.

98% OR SO.

YOU KNOW, JOE, THE POPULARITY OF FOOTBALL HAS BEEN WANING OF LATE, SOME ARGUE IT'S BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE, REALIZING HOW DAMAGING THE GAME CAN BE.

THEY DON'T LIKE IT AS MUCH.

THE OTHER REASON, THE TAKING OF THE KNEE DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THAT?

I BELIEVE IN STANDING FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

I BELIEVE IN HONORING OUR FLAG AND OUR COUNTRY CERTAINLY.

THE KNEE STANCE WAS TAKEN IN THE FIRST PLACE AS A SUBMISSION KIND OF MOVE, AS A RESPECTFUL KIND OF MOVE, NOT BY COLIN KAEPERNICK INITIALLY.

IT WAS A TEAMMATE, ERIC REID THAT DECIDED, YOU KNOW WHAT?

THIS IS OUR FLAG.

WE GOT TO SHOW SOME RESPECT.

LET'S DO IT.

AND THAT'S THEIR WAY OF HUMBLY SHOWING RESPECT YET REBELLED THE OPPRESSION THEY FEEL THAT IS GOING ON.

BUT I PERSONALLY WILL STAND FOREVER FOR THIS FLAG AND OUR COUNTRY.

WELL, JOE, THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WORK YOU'RE DOING TO FIGHT THIS REALLY TERRIBLE DISEASE.

I'M JUST A THANKFUL MAN.

THANK GOD EVERY DAY SEVERAL TIMES AND I HOPE WE CAN FIND MORE HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU, RAPHAEL.

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> FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR GRETCHEN CARLSON'S PUBLIC ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HER BOSS, ROGER AILES, THE LATE CEO AT FOX NEWS CREATED TURMOIL AT THE COMPANY AND ALSO THE CREATION OF A MOVEMENT.

HER STORY AS A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WOULD FOCUS THE PUBLIC'S ASCENSION TO THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND HELPED PAVE THE WAY OF THE ACCUSERS OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN TO SPEAK OUT.

THE DISGRACED HOLLYWOOD TITAN STANDS ACCUSED OF TWO DECADES OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT TOWARDS THE WOMEN HE WORKED WITH, INCLUDING ANGELINA JOLIE AND GWYNETH PALTROW.

ALLEGATIONS ARE STRETCHING BACK TO 1990 ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S TREATMENT OF WOMEN.

HE WAS FIRED FROM THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY AND UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IN NEW YORK AND LONDON AFTER SEVERAL WOMEN CAME FORWARD TO ACCUSE HIM OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, INCLUDING HARASSMENT AND RAPE.

WHILE HARVEY WEINSTEIN HAS DENIED ANY ALLEGATIONS OF NONCONSENSUAL SEX, HE'S BEEN PAYING OFF HIS ACCUSERED FOR DECADES IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR SILENCE.

NOW GRETCHEN CARLSON IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND THE SETTLEMENTS SHE SAYS ARE FUELLING A QUOTE SILENT EPIDEMIC.

HER QUOTE, SHE SAID, ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE THE REVELATION THAT FOR 30 YEARS A POWERFUL MAN HAS HARASSED WOMEN AND THE COMPANIES THEY RUN HAVE ENABLED IT, COVERED IT UP AND SHUT UP THE VICTIM.

THIS HAPPENS IN ALL INDUSTRIES AND IT MUST STOP.

MOST DISTURBING IS THE FACT THAT THIS COMPANY REQUIRED EMPLOYEES TO AGREE TO SECRECY BEFORE THEY WERE EVEN HIRED SO THE HARASSERS ARE FREE TO HARASS AGAIN SOMETIMES FOR DECADES.

AND THE WOMEN ARE FOREVER SILENCED, END QUOTE.

I RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH GRETCHEN CASUALSON TO DISCUSS HER NEW BOOK, 'BE FIERCE, STOP HARASSMENT AND TAKE YOUR POWER BACK.'

I BEGAN BY ASKING HER IF SHE EVER ANTICIPATED BEING THE FACE OF THIS ISSUE.

NEVER.

EVER DAY REALLY HAS BEEN A SURREAL EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

WHEN I MADE THE BIGGEST DECISION OF MY LIFE IN JULY, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING TO BE IN FRONT OF ME.

SO EVERY DAY HAS BEEN SOMETHING NEW AND I HAVE TO SAY EVEN LISTENING TO YOUR INTRODUCTION THERE, IT'S LIKE WOW, SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE.

IS THAT ME THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT?

OFTENTIMES IN OUR LIVES WE FIND OURSELVES THRUST INTO A POSITION THAT WE NEVER ANTICIPATE AND WE CAN EMBRACE IT OR WE CAN REJECT IT.

YOU'VE CHOSEN TO EMBRACE IT.

WHY?

I GET ASKED THAT A LOT.

WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST GO HOME AND CONCENTRATE ON BEING A MOM TO YOUR TWO KIDS.

WHILE I STILL LOVE DOING THAT, I'VE ALWAYS APPROACHED CHALLENGES WITH A MISSION.

LIKE I NEED TO MAKE SURE I PUT ALL OF MY EFFORT INTO IT.

AND IT WAS MAINLY ALL OF THE WOMEN WHO STARTED REACHING OUT TO ME.

AND ALL OF THEIR STORIES WERE SUCH A CROSS SECTION OF SO MANY DIFFERENT SECTIONS, WAITRESSES TO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TO LAWYERS, JOURNALISTS, TO WALL STREET BANKERS, TEACHERS, OIL RIG OPERATORS.

IT'S EVERYWHERE.

AND I FELT A SENSE OF DUTY TO BE A VOICE FOR THEM.

IN SO MANY CASES THEY HAD NEVER TOLD THEIR HUSBANDS THEIR OWN PERSONAL STORY.

I FELT A SENSE OF DUTY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TO PUT THE ISSUE IN THE FOREFRONT, TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT IT BECAUSE WOMEN ARE SO FEARFUL TO DO THAT.

I'M STRUCK BY, IN READING THROUGH THIS, THE VAST ARRAY OF PROFESSIONS.

YOU'VE HEARD FROM SO MANY PEOPLE.

ON THE SURFACE WE THINK THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS THAT HAVE BEEN LABELED IN ALL OF THE WORST SENSE OF THE TERM BOYS' CLUBS.

STORIES FOR DECADES ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE, MUCH MORE THAN BOARISH BUT HARMFUL AND DESTRUCTIVE TREATMENT OF WOMEN.

WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S SUCH AN EXPANSE OF PROFESSIONS, THAT IT'S NOT LIMITED JUST TO THE FEW THAT PEOPLE WOULD SUSPECT?

BECAUSE I THINK THAT CULTURAL SHIFTS TAKE TIME TO CHANGE.

IF WE LOOK AT RACE RELATIONS IN OUR COUNTRY, IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU SWITCH ON A LIGHT AND IT'S SUDDENLY FIXED.

IT'S VERY SIMILAR IN NATURE.

BUT WHAT I'VE UNCOVERED IN MY RESEARCH FOR 'BEFIERCE' IS THAT WOMEN SEEM TO BE THE LAST GROUP THAT IT'S STILL OKAY TO MAKE FUN OF OR MAKE JOKES ABOUT.

WE WOULDN'T DO THAT WITH OTHER GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?

I DON'T --

I'M CURIOUS.

IT'S WHAT I'VE DISCOVERED NOW AND IT CHANGES THE WAY IN WHICH I SPEAK TO MY CHILDREN AT HOME.

I'LL SAY TO MYSELF, WOW, I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T SAY HEY GUYS TO MY DAUGHTER.

MY DAUGHTER IS 14, SHE SAID WHY DO YOU CALL ME A GUY.

I CALL EVERYONE A GUY.

MAYBE THAT'S A SMALL LITTLE THING.

BUT WHY IT'S SO PERVASIVE, I THINK IT'S GOING TO TAKE AN ENTIRE CULTURAL SHIFT.

ME DOING WHAT I DID AND THAT'S WHY THIS BE BOOK IS STARTING THIS NATIONAL DIALOGUE.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT IF WE HAVE ANY HOPE OF FIXING IT.

I'M CURIOUS ABOUT AN OBSERVATION THAT PEOPLE WOULD PROBABLY GENERALLY THINK OF OKAY, THE HR DEPARTMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, THEY'RE MY FRIEND, MY ALLY.

THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE.

WHY DO YOU THINK?

I THINK THERE ARE GREAT PEOPLE MO WORK IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AND THEY ARE THE PLACE WHERE YOU GO IN MANY CASE TO FILE THESE KINDS OF COMPLAINTS.

BUT IN MY BOOK I ADVOCATE FOR A NEW APPROACH WHERE WE MIGHT HAVE AN OMBUDSMAN IN COMPANIES THAT YOU COULD GO TO THAT WOULD BE IMPARTIAL AND NOT SPECIFIC A PAYCHECK FROM THE COMPANY WHERE THIS ACTIVITY MAY BE GOING ON.

ALSO, I'D LIKE TO SEE CHANGE IN THE WAY WE'RE DOING SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING IN THE COMPANIES.

HOW DO WE EMPOWER THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY WITNESS THE BEHAVIOR TO NOT FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF BEING AN ENABLER, BUT FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF ALSO THE COURAGEOUS BYSTANDER WHO DEFENDS THE PERSON IT'S HAPPENING TO.

IF WE COULD DO THOSE TWO LITTLE TWEAKS I THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN TRYING TO STOP THIS PROBLEM.

LAST QUESTION FOR YOU.

HAVING GONE THROUGH WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH AND DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW, ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC?

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS OR MIGHT THERE BE SOME SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON THE HORIZON, DO YOU THINK?

I AM A REALLY OPTIMISTIC PERSON.

MY LIFE MOTTO IS CARPE DIEM.

I DO SEIZE EVERY DAY AND EVERY OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I SET UP GIFT OF COURAGE WHERE I FINANCIALLY EMPOWER ORGANIZATION TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS.

AND I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE GRETCHEN CARLSON LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE, A NINE-CITY TOUR KICKING OFF THIS NOVEMBER TO HELP UNDERSERVED WOMEN.

YES, I'M OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE I'M ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF THE WOMEN WHO REACHED OUT TO ME AND ALL OF THE WOMEN AND MEN WHO WANT TO FEEL EMPOWERED IN ANY ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE WHERE THEY MIGHT BE BEING PUT DOWN.

THIS BOOK ISN'T JUST ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

IT'S ABOUT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS, IT'S ABOUT NOT BEING PAID FAIRLY, NOT GETTING THE PROMOTION YOU DESERVE.

SO IT'S REALLY FINDING THE COURAGE INSIDE YOUR SOUL TO STEP UP TO STAND UP AND TO SPEAK UP.

I SAW THAT YOU DEDICATED THIS BOOK TO YOUR CHILDREN.

YES.

THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN THEY SIT BACK AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, MOM WAS A CHAMPION.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THEY WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN MAKING THE BIGGEST DECISION OF MY LIFE.

AND I'M PROUD TO SAY 15 MONTHS LATER MY CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BRAVE.

WE LEARN THROUGH EXAMPLE AND YOU ARE CERTAINLY AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

GRETCHEN, A DELIGHT TALKING WITH YOU.

YOU BE WELL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

TAKE CARE.

♪♪ CALLED THE FORGOTTEN BOROUGH BUT WITH NEWS OF THE FOERT COMING EMPIRE AND THE WORLD'S TALLEST FERRIS WHEEL, THE NORTH SHORE OF THE ISLAND HAS SEEN UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH IN RECENT YEARS AND AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL, THE ST. GEORGE THEATER.

A NEW DOCUMENTARY, 'TREASURES OF NEW YORK, ST. GEORGE THEATER' SETS OUT TO TELL THE STORY OF THIS INSTITUTION AND THE STATEN ISLAND FAMILY THAT BROUGHT HER BACK TO LIFE.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

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FROM THE NORTHERN TIP OF STATEN ISLAND A SURPRISING STEAL OF PERSEVERANCE AND TRANSFORMATION.

IT'S A SURVIVOR OF A PAST ERA.

THE BEAUTY OF IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

THE WORKMANSHIP.

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE.

THE ST. GEORGE THEATER NEARLY SUCCUMB TO THE RAVAGES OF TIME.

IT BECAME VACANT.

PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE BY IT ON THE WAY TO THE FERRY.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING ON.

UNTIL IT CAPTURED THE HEART OF ONE TENACIOUS STATEN ISLAND FAMILY.

SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT AND WE KNEW IT WASN'T GOING TO BE EASY.

TODAY THE THEATER IS A THRIVING PERFORMANCE VENUE AND DYNAMIC COMMUNITY GATHERING PLACE.

THROUGH STAGE DRAWS WORLD CLASS TALENT AND HELPING CHANGE THE FACE OF THE BOROUGH.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I WALKED IN HERE AND THOUGHT OH MY GOD.

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

WE'RE HAVING THE SHOW HERE, FULL HOUSE, AND YOU CAN FEEL THE LOVE IN THE ROOM.

WHAT AN AMAZING FEELING.

JOIN US BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF THE HISTORIC ST. GEORGE THEATER, A ONE OF A KIND JEWEL THAT DEFIED THE WRECKING BALL TO BECOME A TRUE TREASURE OF NEW YORK.

♪♪

TREASURES OF NEW YORK, ST.

GEORGE THEATER PREMIERS OCTOBER 19th AL 9:00 P.M. AND OCTOBER 22nd AT 7:00 P.M. ON 13.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WLIW.ORG/TREASURES.

> THE CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL IS A SHOW CASE FOCUSED ON FILMMAKERS IN A WIDE RANGE OF GENRES.

ALL OF THE FILMS SHARE ONE THEME, TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THROUGH SEN MA.

HIGHWAY'S A TASTE OF WHAT THE AUDIENCES CAN EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL.

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AND THE FIFTH ANNUAL CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS IN NEW YORK CITY ON OCTOBER 19th AND RUNS THROUGH 22nd.

HERE TO TELL US MORE IS ITS FOUNDER INGRID JANE-BAPTISTE.

SO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THERE'S SO MUCH I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

IT'S BECOME ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL.

YOU HAVE THIS YEAR, THERE ARE SOME 90 FILMS.

YES.

26 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED.

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT CHOOSING THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO BE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL?

SO THIS IS A VERY THOROUGH PROCESS WHERE OUR SELECTION COMMITTEE GETS TOGETHER AND NARROWS DOWN THE GOOD ONES.

WE GET REALLY GOOD WORK.

AND WE HAVE CRITERIA.

THE MAIN ONE IS TO HAVE NEW YORK PREMIER TO HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOWN IN NEW YORK BEFORE AND OF COURSE THE STORY LINE, THE PICTURE, THE ACTING, THE SCREENPLAY AND ALSO THE FACTOR ON HOW IS THIS FILM MAKING AN IMPACT.

I WAS INSTRUCT BY ONE THING -- BY A NUMBER OF THINGS OBVIOUSLY BUT ONE IN PARTICULAR, AND THAT'S HOW AFFORDABLE YOU HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS FESTIVAL.

YES.

WHY WAS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?

TO ME IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, I'M FROM FRANCE.

AND EDUCATION, THE ARTS AND OTHER THINGS ARE FREE, ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY.

AND THE ARTS ARE CHANGING THE WORLD, ARE RAISING AWARENESS.

AND IF WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE ARTS, HOW ARE WE GOING TO RAISE AWARENESS OR JUST HAVE PEOPLE DISCOVER NEW THINGS, YOU KNOW.

AND IF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THE MEANS, THE BUDGET TO TRAVEL, AT LEAST A MINIMUM IS TO SHARE.

INGRID, IT'S JUST BECOME A FABULOUS EVENT HERE IN NEW YORK.

AS I SAID, THE FIFTH ANNUAL ONE.

THANK YOU.

GREAT WORK THAT IT'S GROWN THE WAY IT HAS.

CERTAINLY A TESTAMENT TO YOU AND ALL OF THE FOLKS INVOLVED.

CONGRATULATION TO YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING TIME AND TALKING WITH US.

YOU BE WELL.

THE CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE RUNNING IN NEW YORK CITY FROM OCTOBER 19th THROUGH THE 22nd.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT METROFOCUS.ORG.

> FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY --

> CORPORATE FUNDING FOR 'METROFOCUS' WAS PROVIDED BY MUTUAL OF AMERICA.

YOUR RETIREMENT COMPANY.

AND BY PSE&G, SERVING CUSTOMERS, STRENGTHENING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND INVESTING IN THE FUTURE.

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