May 01, 2018 at 5:30 am

It’s been a cutthroat and very public display, with New Yorkers caught in the middle. The Cuomo de Blasio feud will be remembered in the annals of New York politics as one of the city’s nastiest. We’re investigating this rivalry with New York Times Chief Metro Political Correspondent, Shane Goldmacher who has the details on how these allies became rivals. Once notorious, the now shuttered Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in Hunts Point will become “Home Sweet Home” to some New Yorkers and a whole lot more to others.  New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen joins us to discuss it. 50 years ago, students took over Columbia University to protest the Vietnam War and a variety of other issues. We’re going back to a week that became a part of American history with William Sales, Jr., a protester who was there, and Paul Cronin the editor of the book, “A Time To Stir: Columbia ’68.” After serving a combined total of 60 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, three former inmates join forces to help others prove their innocence. Jamie Meltzer, Director of the documentary “True Conviction” tells their stories.

Aired on April 30, 2018. 


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.


© WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019