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METROFOCUS: MAY 6, 2019

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>>> 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 --
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