METROFOCUS: MAY 6, 2019

Over 2,500 families are homeless in New York City right now, a 17% increase over the last five years. Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is here with solutions while offering assistance. Plus, the Queens murder of Kitty Genovese 55 years ago rocked the nation. Now, letters penned by her murderer emerge.  We’ll reveal their contents. And, the first Monday in May means Manhattan’s power elite and famous fashionistas will attend Anna Wintour’s “Met Gala” tonight.  We have your preview of “camp couture.”

Aired on May 6, 2019.

TRANSCRIPT

> TONIGHT ON 'METROFOCUS,' THE HOMELESS EPIDEMIC.

THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING.

OVER 2500 FAMILIES PER MONTH ARE SEEKING SHELTER HERE IN THE CITY, UP 17% OTVER THE LAST FIV YEARS.

FORMER CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE QUINN IS LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS WHILE OFFERING ASSISTANCE.

SHE IS HERE WITH THE DETAILS.

> 55 YEARS AGO, THE MURDER OF KITTY GENOVESE IN QUEENS ROCKED THE NATION.

NOW LETTERS EMERGE FROM HER KILLER ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED THAT TERRIBLE NIGHT.

THE CONTENTS OF THOSE LETTERS JUST AHEAD.

> AND IT'S THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY.

FOR MANHATTAN'S POWER ELITE AND FAMOUS FASHIONISTAS, ANNA WINTOUR'S GALA IS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN.

WE'RE GOING BEHIND THE SCENES WHERE CAMP COMBINES WITH COUTURE.

THOSE STORIES AND MORE AS 'METROFOCUS' STARTS RIGHT NOW.

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

'METROFOCUS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY JAMES AND MERRYL TISCH, SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III, THE SYLVIA A. AND SIMON B. POYTA PROGRAMING ENDOWMENT TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM.

BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ, ROSALIND P. WALTER, BARBARA HOPE ZUCKERBERG, AND BY -- CORPORATE FUNDING BY METRO FOCUS WAS PROVIDED BY MUTUAL AMERICA, YOUR RETIREMENT COMPANY.

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

> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO 'METROFOCUS.'

I'M JENNA FLANAGAN.

MORE NEW YORKERS THAN EVER ARE HOMELESS, AND THE STATISTICS ARE SOBERING.

THERE HAS BEEN A 74% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVING IN SHELTERS IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, AND JUST LAST WEEK, NEW YORK'S COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS REPORTED THAT THAT POPULATION IS ON TRACK TO GROW BY 5,000 MORE BY THE YEAR 2022.

TRAGICALLY, MORE THAN 20,000 OF THOSE IN HOMELESS SHELTERS ARE CHILDREN, WOMEN IN NEED, OR WEN, THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF SHELTER FOR FAMILIES IN NEW YORK CITY, SERVING CLOSE TO 10,000.

LAST WEEK THE GROUP CALLED ON CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER TO AUDIT THE PREVENTION ASSISTANCE AND TEMPORARY HOUSING INTAKE CENTER, ALSO KNOWN AS PASS.

WE EXAMINE WHAT'S CAUSING THIS HOMELESS EPIDEMIC, AND HOW CAN WE SOLVE IT.

I'M JOINED BY CHRISTINE QUINN, FORMER CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER AND CURRENT PRESIDENT AND CROW OF WEN.

WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

SO FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO GO BACK AND GIVE PEOPLE A REFRESHER ON THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION.

WHAT IS IT THAT WEN DOES?

WEN IS THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF SHELTER OF HOMELESS FLAPS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN MOSTLY, 92% OUR HOUSEHOLDS HEADED BY WOMEN.

BUT THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF SHELTER AND PERMANENT SUPPORT OF HOUSING TO HOMELESS FAMILIES IN NEW YORK CITY.

EVERY NIGHT WE HOUSE 10% OF ALL THE FAMILIES THAT ARE IN THE SHELTER SYSTEM.

NOW WHY IS IT THAT WE'VE SEEN SUCH AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS FAMILIES IN THE CITY?

WELL, THERE IS A NUMBER OF REASONS.

THE BIGGEST I BELIEVE, OR ONE OF THE BIGGEST IS THE AFFORDABILITY CRISIS IN NEW YORK.

RENTS ARE -- NOT TO QUOTE SOMEBODY, BUT TOO DAMN HIGH.

AND SO THE DOOR AT A SHELTER IS NOT AS WIDE AS IT SHOULD BE OR ONCE WAS.

ALSO, WE'RE FINDING JUST BEYOND RENT, LANDLORDS DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE GOVERNMENT VOUCHERS THAT PEOPLE HAVE, ALTHOUGH IT'S AGAINST THE LAW, DISCRIMINATORY.

ISN'T THAT ILLEGAL?

IT IS.

IT IS.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE PREYING ON PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, THEY'RE AT A LOW IN THEIR LIFE.

MAYBE THEIR LOWEST.

THEY DON'T FEEL EMPOWERED.

THEY'VE BEEN LET DOWN BY THE SYSTEM.

SO THIS IDEA THEY'RE GOING TO TURN THE LANDLORD IN IS REALLY A LOT TO ASK.

SO THERE IS NOT AS MUCH PROSECUTION THERE AS IT SHOULD BE.

THE AFFORDABILITY CRISIS, THE LACK OF RENTS THAT SOMEBODY COMING OUT OF SHELTER CAN AFFORD, THE SECOND REASON THAT YOU'RE SEEING IT GO UP IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

AND THAT'S KIND OF A DIFFERENT PART OF THE EQUATION.

BUT THAT'S STILL A VERY HIGH DRIVER.

ALSO, THIS RELATES TO THE AFFORDABILITY, EVICTION.

ALTHOUGH I WANT TO GIVE MAYOR DE BLASIO A LOT OF CREDIT, THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB PROTECTING EVICTIONS WITH ONE-SHOT GRANTS AND WHAT NOT, BUT IT'S STILL ONE OF THE TOP TWO REASONS PEOPLE COME INTO SHELTER IS BECAUSE THEY LOSE THE HOME THAT THEY'RE IN.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER FACTOR VERY MUCH.

WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT WAS THE PUBLIC'S MISPERCEPTION ABOUT THE HOMELESS, BECAUSE SO OFTEN WHEN WE HEAR ABOUT A HOMELESS SHELTER BEING BUILT IN A MORE RESIDENTIAL AREA, PEOPLE FLIP OUT FOR LACK OF A BETTER DESCRIPTION.

WHAT IS IT THAT PEOPLE ARE MISUNDERSTANDING?

FIRST WE SAY IT'S A MISUNDERSTANDING, AND THEN I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE FLIP-OUT.

WE RECENTLY DID A POLL THAT SHOWS VOCAL MINORITY IS SIMPLY THAT.

SO WE DID A POLL RECENTLY WITH A POLLSTER FROM HARRIS X, AND WE WANTED TO LOOK AT THE BIGGEST PROVIDERS, WHAT DO PEOPLE KNOW?

WHAT DO THEY THINK?

NOW THE FACT IS THAT 70% OF THE PEOPLE IN SHELTER IN NEW YORK CITY, 70% OF THE PEOPLE WHO PUT THEIR HEAD ON A PILLOW IN A HOMELESS TSCHETTER LAST NIGHT ARE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN.

25% ARE CHILDREN SIX YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER.

ON AVERAGE, YOU STAY IN SHELTER ABOUT 15 MONTHS.

SO IF YOU'RE SIX, WE'RE BASICALLY TALKING ABOUT A QUARTER OF YOUR LIFE IN SHELTER.

NOW OUR POLL SHOWED THAT MOST NEW YORKERS BELIEVE THE VAST MAJORITY OF NEW YORKERS BELIEVE THAT THE MAJORITY OF HOMELESS ARE SINGLE MEN.

NOW WHY DO THEY THINK THAT?

THAT'S WHO YOU SEE ON THE STREET.

IT'S AGAINST THE LAW TO HAVE YOUR CHILD ON THE STREET.

YOU DON'T SEE THAT.

TWO, PARTS OF THE MEDIA, AND I WOULD HIGHLIGHT 'THE NEW YORK POST,' HAVE FOR DECADES, WHENEVER THERE IS A STORY ABOUT HOMELESSNESS SOUND THE SCARIEST, MOST FRIGHTENING DISHEVELLED PICTURE OF A MAN, USUALLY A MAN OF COLOR, AND PUT ON IT THE COLOR TO SCARE US, TO CREATE US AND THEM.

AND THEY'VE DONE IT VERY SUCCESSFULLY.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE REALLY NEED TO WORK ON IS GETTING THE FACTS OUT THERE, BECAUSE IF THE FACTS AREN'T OUT THERE, THE PUBLIC CANNOT DEMAND THE RIGHT POLICY RESPONSES.

NOW WE SEE SOMETIMES WHEN SHELTERS ARE PROPOSED OR BEING BUILT THAT THERE WILL BE A RESPONSE FROM THE COMMUNITY, AND IT'S OFTEN NEGATIVE.

YES.

AND WE'VE SEEN THE CITY AT TIMES BACK DOWN FROM SITES BECAUSE OF THAT.

THIS POLL WE CONDUCTED SHOWED THAT 90% OF NEW YORKERS THOUGHT MORE NEEDED EED TO BE DONE TO H THE HOMELESS, AND SIX OUT OF TEN, 60% WERE OKAY WITH A SHELTER.

ER IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO SIX OUT OF TEN HAD NO OBJECTION.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF REPORTING ABOUT THE CITY'S EFFORTS TO ROTATE FAMILIES IN AND OUT OF SOME HOTELS, MOTELS, ET CETERA, AND HOW THAT IS AND IS NOT WORKING.

THE MOTELS AND THE HOTELS ARE A DISASTER.

SO WHAT HAPPENS THERE?

OUR SHELTERS HAVE 24 HOURS SECURITY.

SECURITY CAMERAS EVERYWHERE BUT IN THE ROOM.

WE SAW A WOMAN JUST A MERE THREE YEARS AGO GET MURDERED IN STATEN ISLAND, A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR, HOMELESS BECAUSE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN A HOTEL IN STATEN ISLAND.

HE FINDS HER, HE KILLS HER, NO SECURITY.

SO THERE WAS THAT SECURITY.

WITHOUT COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMING, THEY DON'T HAVE THE TYPE OF SOCIAL WORKERS, CASEWORKERS, JOB TRAINING, RECREATION, AFTER-SCHOOL HELP, CAMP WHICH WE HAVE IN THAT EXISTING SHELTER IN THE HOLTELS.

YOU WAIT WITH NO ONE REALLY TO HELP YOU.

THOSE ARE ONLY RESULT IN EXTENDING HOMELESSNESS.

AND IF PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF THEM, THEY HAVEN'T WORKED THROUGH TRAUMA OF HOMELESSNESS IN THEIR EXPERIENCES.

SO THEY'LL UNDOUBTEDLY COME BACK AROUND AGAIN.

END UP BACK.

SO WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST WAY FOR NEW YORKERS WHO ARE HEARING THIS AND PERHAPS WEREN'T AWARE OF WEN, WANT TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR THE HOMELESS.

WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST?

THERE.

ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THEY SHOULD REACH OUT TO WEN.

AND OUR WEBSITE IS WINNYC DOG.

AND ONE, REACH OUT TO W.I.N.

OR IF YOU SEE A SHELTER PROVIDER IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, THERE IS A LOT OF FABULOUS GROUPS OUT THERE.

REACH OUT THE W.I.N.

REACH OUT TO ANOTHER GROUP.

USE YOUR VOICE.

IF YOU'RE SEEING STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE PROTESTING SHELTERS, OR YOU'RE SEEING MEDIA COVERAGE THAT IS CLASSIST OR RACIST OR SEXIST, TWEET ABOUT IT.

GO UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT IT.

PUT A POST ON FACEBOOK.

YOU KNOW, TWEET AT THE PUBLICATION THAT RAN IT.

TWEET AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP.

WE NEED PEOPLE TO RAISE THEIR VOICES, BECAUSE TOO OFTEN IN THE HOMELESS DEBATE, THE ONLY VOICES WE HEAR ARE THE ONES SCREAMING.

WE NEED TO HEAR THOSE VOICES OF COMPASSION AND COMMUNITY, AND THAT REALLY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU.

AND I'LL GIVE VIEWERS ONE OTHER IDEA.

SURE, YES.

IT'S COMING UP ON THE SUMMER.

AND CHILDREN AT W.I.N. GO TO CAMP ALL SUMMER.

WE DO A ESTEEM BASED CAMP.

BUT OTHER SHELTERS DO PROGRAMING TOO.

SO SEND IN $10.

SEND IN $20.

AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE TAKING YOUR CHILD TO CAMP ON THE FIRST DAY, REMEMBER YOU ALSO HELPED A HOMELESS CHILD GO TO CAMP.

I THINK THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT FOR THE SUMMER COMING UP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

IF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN DANGER OF BECOMING HOMELESS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT ME'METRMETROFOCUO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE W.I.N.

> IT WAS THE MURDER THAT SHOOK THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY.

THE 1964 KILLING OF KITTY GENOVESE AS SHE WAS RETURNING HOME FROM WORK BECAME NOTORIOUS, BOTH FOR THE BRUTALITY OF THE CRIME AND FOR THE ALLEGED INDIFFERENCE OF WITNESSES WHO REPORTED FAILED TO COME TO HER AID.

NOW SOME 55 YEARS LATER, THE MURDER IS ONCE AGAIN FRONT-PAGE NEWS THANKS TO NEWLY REVEALED PRISON LETTERS WRITTEN BY GENOVESE'S KILLER, WINSTON MOSELEY, TO A PEN PAL, WHO INITIALLY KNEW NOTHING OF HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRIME.

INSIDE THE MIND OF A KILLER, AND THEY ADD A WHOLE NEW TWIST TO A STORY THAT HAS FASCINATED CRIMINOLOGISTS AND THE PUBLIC FOR DECADES.

MELODY MCLOUD WAS THEN A PRE-MED STUDENT, LOOKING TO GET INVOLVED IN PRISON MINISTRY WHEN SHE FIRST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM GENOVESE'S LETTER.

NOW A SUCCESSFUL OBSTETRICIAN, DR. McCLOUD IS MAKING THE LETTERS PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME AND JOINS US FROM HER HOME IN ATLANTA.

DR. McCLOUD, WELCOME TO YOU.

LET ME START IF I CAN AT THE BEGINNING, WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD PLACE TO START.

I MENTIONED IN THE INTRODUCTION THE IDEA YOU HAVE WANTING TO GET INVOLVED AS A YOUNG MED STUDENT IN PRISON INDUSTRY.

TELL ME HOW THAT ALL PLAYED OUT ANDED THROW THIS EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, JACK.

BASICALLY, AGAIN, I WAS A PRE-MED STUDENT, BUSY WITH MY STUDIES, BUT I WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE WITH MY CHURCH, AND THERE WERE A GROUP OF US THAT WERE EVERY OTHER MONDAY GO TO A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN MASSACHUSETTS AND GO AND TALK TO THE INMATES ABOUT GOD FIRGING AND LOVE.

WHEN I HAPPENED TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS DECEMBER '75 IN NEW YORK CITY, THERE WAS SOME GUY ON THE TELEVISION, I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS.

BUT I SAW IN THE BANNER BUT HE WAS THE INMATE LIAISON TO ATTICA CORRECTIONAL.

SO INNOCENT, PRISON-MINDED MINISTRY ME I SAID OH, LET ME WRITE THIS MAN A LETTER.

I BASICALLY INITIATED THIS SET OF PURE ALTRUISTIC KIND-HEARTED EFFORT.

WHEN I RETURNED TO CAMPUS IN JANUARY, HE WROTE ME BACK.

THERE WAS A LETTER WAITING FOR ME FROM WINSTON MOSELEY.

AND THAT BEGAN OUR CONVERSATION AND OUR PEN PAL SITUATION, I GUESS.

SO WHAT DID YOU ANTICIPATE BEFORE YOU FOUND OUT WHO HE WAS, YOU SENT THIS LETTER.

AND WHAT DID YOU ANTICIPATE MIGHT COME FROM THIS?

REALLY NOTHING.

I DIDN'T EVEN EXPECT HIM TO WRITE BACK.

SO I WASN'T REALLY EXPECTING ANYTHING.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE AND MERCY WITH HIM AND GOD CAN REDEEM US OF OUR SINS IF WE TRY TO TURN THE PAGE.

IT WAS IN HIS THIRD LETTER TO ME WHERE HE SAID, HE SAID YOU WERE ONLY 8 YEARS OLD WHEN THIS CASE HAPPENED.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU WHY I'M IN HERE.

I WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING KITTY GENOVESE IN 1964.

DID THAT RING ANY KIND OF A BELL TO YOU IMMEDIATELY?

OH, IT DID.

I REMEMBER THE CASE BECAUSE I GREW UP IN NEW YORK CITY, AND I DID REMEMBER THE NAME, KITTY GENOVESE.

HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW THAT NAME?

YEAH, LET ME ASK YOU THIS ONE.

NOW YOU'VE LEARN AND WHO HE HAS DONE IN THE PAST.

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO REACT TO IT?

WELL, IF I CAN JUST TELL YOU ONE THING, WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT WHERE HE WAS LIVING AND I WROTE THIS LETTER, IN THAT LETTER, NOT ONLY DO I TELL HIM WHERE I USED TO LIVE AND THAT I PUT IN A LITTLE STRIP OF PICTURES BACK THEN, THESE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS JUST FROM THE PHOTO BOOTH.

I PUT THESE PICTURES IN.

BUT JACK, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I HEARD A VOICE, TRULY, AND I HEARD A VOICE AND IT SPOKE TO ME, ONE TIME ONLY, DON'T MAIL THAT LETTER UNTIL YOU GO TO THE LIBRARY.

BUT I DIDN'T LISTEN.

I DID NOT LISTEN.

I MAILED THE LETTER, WENT TO THE LIBRARY, READ ABOUT HOW MUCH OF A PERSON HE WAS AND I ADMIT I BECAME VERY AFRAID.

I RAN BACK TO THE MAILBOX.

THE LETTER WAS GONE.

IT TOOK ME DAYS TO GET THE LETTER BACK, BUT IT MADE IT ALL THE WAY UP TO ATTICA.

AND FROM BOSTON TO BUFFALO TO ATTICA.

AND THE ATTICA POSTMASTER, HE CHASTISED ME GREATLY.

HE SAID DON'T -- WHAT ARE YOU STUDYING?

DON'T WRITE THIS MAN AGAIN.

HE ESCAPED ONCE.

I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST HIM TO ESCAPE AGAIN.

SO I GOT THE LETTER BACK, AND I BEGAN TO EASE OFF FROM WRITING TO WINSTON.

AND I WILL TELL YOU, HE ACTUALLY GREW VERY ANGRY WITH ME.

HE SAID -- HE WROTE IN ONE OF THE LETTERS, IT SAYS 'I DON'T KNOW HOW SOMEONE I'VE NEVER MET CAN -- HOW I CAN BE SO MAD AT SOMEONE I'VE NEVER MET.'

AND HE TOLD ME ALSO I'D BETTER BE CAREFUL.

THIS IS MORE -- THIS IS KIND OF LIKE AN UH-OH.

CLEARLY, YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.

MY LAST QUESTION FOR YOU WHY NOW?

WHY COME FORWARD WITH THESE STORIES AND YOUR OWN INVOLVEMENT, HIS ADMISSIONS IN THE LETTER.

A LOT OF TIME HAS PASSED.

INTERESTINGLY, THIS CASE HAS BEEN RESURRECTED IF YOU WILL IN THE NEWS ESPECIALLY WITH THIS REGARD TO THE NOTION DID IN FACT SO MANY PEOPLE IGNORE HER.

AND WE'VE TALKED TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF HERS ABOUT THAT AS A MATTER OF FACT.

BUT FOR YOUR PURPOSES, WHY NOW?

WHY TALK ABOUT THIS NOW?

WELL, THE STORY IS A WELL-KNOWN STORY.

IT'S TAUGHT IN LAW SCHOOL AND PSYCHOLOGY COURSES.

I HELD THE LETTERS PRIVATELY FOR 43 YEARS.

NONE OF MY FRIENDS, NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN THIS STACK OF LETTERS THAT I HAVE FROM HIM.

WE ARE AT AN ANNIVERSARY, AND I KNOW THAT HER BROTHER, ONE OF KITTY'S BROTHERS, BILL, HE ACTUALLY SAID IN A DOCUMENTARY HE WANTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT NIGHT.

HE WANTED TO LEARN MORE EVEN ABOUT WINSTON.

MOSELEY.

AND I HAVE THAT IN THESE LETTERS.

WINSTON WAS VERY PARTICULAR WITH HIS PARAGRAPHS AND HIS LANGUAGE, BUT THERE ARE SOME PASSAGES WHERE HIS PARAGRAPH GOES ON FOR OVER 53 LINES, WHERE HE WAS REALLY EMOTING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THINGS IN HIS LIFE AND FAMILY AND ABOUT THAT NIGHT WITH KITTY.

HE TELLS ME WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT.

HE TELLS ME ABOUT THINGS SHE SAID TO HIM.

HE ALSO TELLS ME ABOUT THE BARBARA KRALIK CASE, ANOTHER CASE THAT ANOTHER MAN CONFESSED TO, BUT RECANTED IT.

WINSTON MOSELEY SAYS HE KILLED BARBARA KRALIK.

SO NOW THAT MOSELEY IS DEAD, HE DIED IN 2016, I NOW FEEL SAFE TO REVEAL THESE DOCUMENTS.

BILL GENOVESE WANTS TO LEARN MORE.

AND I FEEL THAT WHAT HE HAS WRITTEN IS SUCH A MAJOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT INTO THE MIND OF A NOTORIOUS KILL THEY'RE I FEEL I CAN HELP CRIMINOLOGISTS, PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSORS AND ALSO SOCIETY LEARN ABOUT HIM, ABOUT THAT MURDER AND ABOUT THE INSIDE WORK OF A MURDERER.

I THINK THE TIMING WAS RIGHT FOR YOU.

WE TALKED TO BILL ABOUT THAT DOCUMENTARY, AND I THINK PROVIDING INFORMATION WILL BE HELPFUL FOR THEM IN A LOT OF WAYS.

DR. McCLOUD, IT'S A FASCINATING STORY, AND WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR SPENDING SOME TIME TALKING WITH US ABOUT IT.

THANKS AGAIN FOR JOINING US.

YOU BE WELL.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

> IT'S THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY, AND THAT MEANS THE NIGHT OF ONE OF NEW YORK CITY'S MOST FASHIONABLE AND STAR-STUDDED AFFAIRS, THE METRO MUSEUM OF ART'S COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA, WHILE METICULOUSLY CORE GRASS FIRED BY ANNA WINTOUR, EDITOR AND CHIEF OF 'VOGUE.'

BUT UNLESS YOU ARE A FRIEND OR ONE OF THE SELECT FEW TO RECEIVE AN INDICT TO THE CELEBRITY SHINDIG, YOU MAY NEVER GET TO BEHOLD THE GLAMOUR AND THE GLITZ OF THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN, UNTIL NOW.

IN A NEW DOCUMENTARY TITLED THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY, FILMMAKER ANDREW ROSSI GIVES US AN UNPRECEDENTED LOOK AT CHINA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

WE HAVE TWO DAYS TO INSTALL THE WHOLE EXHIBITION.

WE'RE DRIVING EVERYONE CRAZY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

AND THEN JENNIFER LAWRENCE SAYS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, RIHANNA.

WOW.

OH MY GOD.

OH, MY GOSH!

♪ GOING TO PARTY TONIGHT

THE BETQUEEN OF THE NIGHT.

A SENSE OF MYSTERY AND DANGER.

THIS ROOM IS A DREAM.

I THINK COSTUMES SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED.

WHAT'S UP.

WHEN IT TOUCHES PEOPLE AND MOVES PEOPLE.

I MEAN, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FROM US?

AND DIRECTOR AND SENN MATTING TO -- CINEMATOGRAPHER ANDREW ROSSI.

THANK YOU SO MUCH HAVING JOINING US.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

I WANT TO START OFF WITH HOW YOU CAME TO THIS PROJECT.

YOU HAVE DONE SOME MARVELOUS FILMS IN THE PAST, PAGE ONE, IVORY TOWER, A LOOK AT STUDENT DEBT AND THE IDEA IT'S HAD ON COLLEGES.

HOW DO YOU GET TO THIS PROJECT?

ABSOLUTELY.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

WELL, YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING, BECAUSE FASHION IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I FEEL IS A PARTICULAR STRENGTH OR CONCENTRATION OF MINE THEMATICALLY, BUT I'M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN SORT OF FLEXING MY CREATIVE MUSCLES AND APPROACHING NEW SUGGESTS, AND CERTAINLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ANNA WINTOUR I THOUGHT WAS REALLY FASCINATING.

SHE INVITED ME TO MEET WITH HER TO TALK ABOUT DOING A MOVIE ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART'S COSTUME INSTITUTE.

SO IT WAS REALLY AT HER KIND OF INITIATIVE THAT THIS PROJECT CAME ABOUT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, AND IT'S A FABULOUS FILM.

THANK YOU.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A FASHION AFEICIONADO TO LOOK AT THIS AND SAY IT'S REALLY COOL.

BECAUSE IT'S THE STORY, THE OPTICS, THE VISUAL ELEMENTS OF THIS ALL.

BUT WHEN YOU WERE FIRST APPROACHED ABOUT IT, WHAT DID YOU SEE AS THE CHALLENGES TO PUTTING SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON FILM?

YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT THAT GOING BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE.

I REALLY DO ENJOY SORT OF GOING BEHIND THE SCENES OF AN INSTITUTION AND TRYING TO FIND AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE JOURNEY SORT OF BRINGS LIFE TO THE HUMANITY OF THE INSTITUTION.

AND ANDREW BOLTON, WHO IS THE CURATOR AT THE COSTUME INSTITUTE IS ALMOST LIKE A DISRUPTIVE FORCE IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, BECAUSE THE CURATORIAL DEPARTMENT OF FASHION IS RELATIVELY YOUNG WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE BIGGER MUSEUM.

SORT OF IN THE BASEMENT?

IT'S IN THE BASEMENT.

MAY SUGGEST SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND I THINK THAT SORT OF TRADITIONAL 19th CENTURY NOTIONS OF ART SORT OF FROWN UPON OR ARE NOT SURE HOW TO DEAL WITH FASHION WHICH IN MANY WAYS HAS BEEN VIEWED HISTORICALLY AS AN APPLIED ART VERSUS A FINE ART.

WE KNOW THAT CERTAINLY FASHION IS THEATER.

WE KNOW THAT.

ABSOLUTELY.

BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE THIS -- YOU'RE DEALING WITH THIS TEAM HERE.

IS FASHION REALLY ART?

AND HOW ABOUT FASHION AND ART AND BUSINESS AND COMMERCE.

HOW DO THEY ALL COME INTO PLAY HERE.

DID YOU SEE THOSE ISSUES COMING AS YOU WERE PLOTTING THIS WHOLE THING OUT?

I THINK FROM THE BEGINNING I KNEW THAT ANDREW BOLTON, WHO DID THE SAVAGE BEAUTY EXHIBITION IN 2011 ABOUT ALEXANDER McQUEEN WOULD ALWAYS BE THE SORT OF HERO OF THE STORY, AND I KNEW THAT I DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE A FILM THAT WAS JUST ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF PARTY.

EVEN THOUGH THAT'S PRETTY COOL, BY THE WAY, THE MECHANICS OF A PARTY.

PRETTY INTERESTING.

FOR SURE.

AND YOU SEE A CERTAIN EQUIVALENCE IN A SENSE TO THE ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION THAT ANDREW BOLTON IS MAKING AND THAT ANNA WINTOUR IS MAKING AS WELL.

THEY ARE IN THEIR OW AESTHETIC MAESTROS.

LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT ANNA WINTOUR.

SORT OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, SORT OF THE INSPIRATION FOR THAT MOVIE.

IN YOUR WORK WITH HER AND WHAT WE WILL SEE WITH HER, I DON'T WANT THE GIVE AWAY THE WHOLE FILM, BUT HOW WE SEE HER PLAYING OUT THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS WHOLE FILM?

I THINK WE SEER IN A SORT OF SIMPATICO RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FOIL ANDREW BOLTON, WHICH IN MANY WAYS IS DIFFERENT THAN WE'VE SEEN HER IN PAST DEPICTIONS IN THE MEDIA.

SHE IS AN ADVOCATE FOR HIM.

HE IS IN A WAY VERY SIMILAR TO GREASE CODDINGTON IN THE GRADE MOVIE THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE WHICH IS ALSO LOOKING AT 'VOGUE' AND ANNA WINTOUR, BUT THEY'RE NOT IN A ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIP.

SHE IS THE EDITOR.

WHAT I BELIEVE IS A VISION OF HER THAT IS MUCH MORE, I DON'T KNOW, SORT OF SYMPATHETIC.

I THINK YOU SEE THE PERSONAL INVESTMENTS SHE HAS IN THE MISSION OF THE COSTUME INSTITUTE, AND I HOPE THAT IT KIND OF COUNTERS THE CLICHE OF HER AS A SORT OF ICY PERSONALITY, BECAUSE ULTIMATELY, MANY OF HER ATTRIBUTES AS A MANAGER, AS A LEADER IN THIS CONTEXT, IF THEY WERE FOUND ON MAN, AS WE SEE SOMEONE SAYS IN THE MOVIE, THEY WOULD BE VIEWED AS GREAT SORT OF LEADERSHIP QUALITIES.

WELL, WATCH IT.

YOU SHOULD WATCH IT.

IT IS ENTERTAINING.

IT IS THOUGHTFUL.

IT IS INSPIRING, AND IT'S A FASCINATING PULLBACK OF THE CURTAIN.

ANDREW ROSSI, THANKS FOR SPENDING TIME WITH US.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, JACK.

APPRECIATE IT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FILM, LOG ON TO OUR METROFOCUS.ORG WEBSITE.

> BEFORE WE LET YOU GO TONIGHT, A BIT OF PERSONAL NEWS.

ON SATURDAY, THE NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES PRESENTED ITS 62nd ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS.

FOR THOSE OF US THAT TOIL IN LOCAL NEWS, IT'S AN IMPORTANT EVENT.

AND 'METROFOCUS' WAS HONORED TO BE NOMINATED.

OUR ENTRIES, PUBLICITY AND PONG, A STORY ABOUT ONE WOMAN FINDING A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE WHEN FACED WITH ADVERSITY.

TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, TABLE TENNIS IS LIKE A PHYSICAL CHEST.

IT'S NOT JUST THE EXERCISE, ALTHOUGH IT IS THE EXERCISE.

IT'S ALSO THE MENTAL TOUGHNESS.

WHEN I'M PLAYING PING-PONG, I GET IN THE ZONE, AND IT REMINDS ME OF BEING A KID AGAIN.

WNBC'S LAUREN SCALA WAS ON HAND TO PRESENT THE AWARD.

AND THE EMMY GOES TO PUBLICITY IN PONG, WLIW 21.

'METROFOCUS' EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DAVE BROWN, SUPERVISING PRODUCER DOMINIC KAMIAH AND PHOTOGRAPHER EDITOR WERE ON HAND TO ACCEPT THE AWARD.

I GET TO SAY YES TO DOING PROGRAMS.

THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

A FUN AND EXCITING EVENING FOR THE ENTIRE PBS FAMILY.

'METROFOCUS'S' WIN IS A WIN FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION AND FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM.

SO THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US.

AND ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE 'METROFOCUS' TEAM, THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT.

'METROFOCUS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY JAMES AND MERRYL TISCH, SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III, THE SYLVIA A. AND SIMON B. POYTA PROGRAMING ENDOWMENT TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM.

BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ, ROSALIND P. WALTER, BARBARA HOPE ZUCKERBERG, AND BY -- ♪ ♪

Funders

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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