• MetroFocus -- The Seeds of Today's Middle East Conflict with Ari Shavit
    The Seeds of Today's Middle East Conflict with Ari Shavit
    In this special edition of MetroFocus, author and journalist Ari Shavit joins ...
    In this special edition of MetroFocus, author and journalist Ari Shavit joins anchor Jack Ford to discuss the history of the country of Israel - how it came to be, how it has survived, and the threats ...
    Air Date 6/29/2015
    0:30:30
  • MetroFocus -- 6/25: Poverty & Brain Size, Lincoln Center, Arroyo
    6/25: Poverty & Brain Size, Lincoln Center, Arroyo
    A link between poverty and children’s brain size, the former president of ...
    A link between poverty and children’s brain size, the former president of Lincoln Center on why they told him not to take that job, still life paintings from an upstate New York artist, and opera ...
    Air Date 6/24/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 9/3: Anna Deavere Smith, Slavery, Interior Landmarks
    9/3: Anna Deavere Smith, Slavery, Interior Landmarks
    Exploring race through "The Pipeline Project," the obstacles facing college ...
    Exploring race through "The Pipeline Project," the obstacles facing college students, New York’s role as an Underground Railroad hub and the place of interiors in landmark preservation. Originally ...
    Air Date 5/27/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 8/27: Tall Buildings, Chelsea Clinton, Alda, Lincoln
    8/27: Tall Buildings, Chelsea Clinton, Alda, Lincoln
    The potential rise of the “mile-high building,” Chelsea Clinton discusses ...
    The potential rise of the “mile-high building,” Chelsea Clinton discusses women’s rights with Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang, a new book of noteworthy Bronx natives and esteemed Lincoln scholar ...
    Air Date 5/20/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 5/14: Skelos Resigns, Coyotes, Prison Nurseries, Millay
    5/14: Skelos Resigns, Coyotes, Prison Nurseries, Millay
    The latest from Albany where corruption charges forced Republican State Senator ...
    The latest from Albany where corruption charges forced Republican State Senator Dean Skelos to resign, the adaptive hybrid coywolf species and its frequent appearances in the area, female inmates face ...
    Air Date 5/13/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 5/7: Dean Skelos, Concentrated Poverty, AmGrad
    5/7: Dean Skelos, Concentrated Poverty, AmGrad
    Matt Ryan reports on New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' arrest, ...
    Matt Ryan reports on New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' arrest, Professor Patrick Sharkey on concentrated poverty, Philip K. Howard explores "The Rule of Nobody" in his book, and the ...
    Air Date 5/6/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 4/30: Genius Grant, Jazz Age, Penguins, Abandoned Island
    4/30: Genius Grant, Jazz Age, Penguins, Abandoned Island
    MacArthur genius grant winner Ai-jen Poo, Donald Miller explores Jazz Age New ...
    MacArthur genius grant winner Ai-jen Poo, Donald Miller explores Jazz Age New York in his book Supreme City, PBS Nature looks at a day in the life of penguins and photographer Christopher Payne ...
    Air Date 4/30/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 4/23:Sports Betting,LI Tourism,Hollywood Legends,Newark Penn
    4/23:Sports Betting,LI Tourism,Hollywood Legends,Newark Penn
    The pros and cons of legalizing sports betting, the growth and future of Long ...
    The pros and cons of legalizing sports betting, the growth and future of Long Island’s tourism industry, behind-the-scenes experiences working with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and Newark ...
    Air Date 4/23/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 4/16: Pre-K, Human Trafficking, Animal Homes, Ceramic Art
    4/16: Pre-K, Human Trafficking, Animal Homes, Ceramic Art
    Reviewing the first year of universal pre-K and looking at future early learning ...
    Reviewing the first year of universal pre-K and looking at future early learning plans, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. on increased prosecution of human and sex trafficking, PBS Nature's ...
    Air Date 4/16/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 4/9: Guns, Genocide, Special Needs, Itzhak Perlman
    4/9: Guns, Genocide, Special Needs, Itzhak Perlman
    The short video "Voices from Within" from Dateline NBC producer Dan Slepian ...
    The short video "Voices from Within" from Dateline NBC producer Dan Slepian addresses gun violence, a discussion of the 100-year anniversary of what most scholars call the Armenian Genocide, an ...
    Air Date 4/9/2015
    0:26:50
  • MetroFocus -- 4/2: DA Vance,Adaptive Sports,101 NY Objects,Rockwell Museum
    4/2: DA Vance,Adaptive Sports,101 NY Objects,Rockwell Museum
    Jack Ford speaks with Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. about fighting crime with ...
    Jack Ford speaks with Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. about fighting crime with new technology, an adaptive athlete program at the Olympic Training Center in upstate New York where combat-wounded ...
    Air Date 4/2/2015
    0:26:51
  • MetroFocus -- 3/26: Community College,LI Economy,NYC Transportation,Cancer
    3/26: Community College,LI Economy,NYC Transportation,Cancer
    The President’s Society at LaGuardia Community College, what’s next for Long ...
    The President’s Society at LaGuardia Community College, what’s next for Long Island’s economy, NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on improving the city’s infrastructure, Ken ...
    Air Date 3/25/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 3/19: Children's Mental Health With Child Mind Institute
    3/19: Children's Mental Health With Child Mind Institute
    The Child Mind Institute, a leading non-profit that helps children with mental ...
    The Child Mind Institute, a leading non-profit that helps children with mental disabilities, hosted a panel discussion in Los Angeles that included leaders in the entertainment industry whose films ...
    Air Date 3/19/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 2/26: Tin Cup Day, LI Water, Just Mercy, Sports Mascots
    2/26: Tin Cup Day, LI Water, Just Mercy, Sports Mascots
    Budget hearings in Albany, rising nitrogen levels pollute Long Island's water, ...
    Budget hearings in Albany, rising nitrogen levels pollute Long Island's water, Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stevenson on his book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ...
    Air Date 2/26/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 2/19:Scott Stringer,Steve Forbes,Matt Bai,Orangutans
    2/19:Scott Stringer,Steve Forbes,Matt Bai,Orangutans
    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer on the preliminary budget and his work managing ...
    NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer on the preliminary budget and his work managing the city’s finances, Steve Forbes talks to Mike Schneider about the company’s decision to relocate to Jersey City, ...
    Air Date 2/19/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 2/12: CPJ, Italian-Americans, Stargate, American Masters
    2/12: CPJ, Italian-Americans, Stargate, American Masters
    Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses violence against ...
    Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists discusses violence against journalists, the new series Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey premieres this weekend and MetroFocus talks with ...
    Air Date 2/12/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 2/5:Sheldon Silver,Affordable Housing,Cancer,Dr.Ruth,Eagles
    2/5:Sheldon Silver,Affordable Housing,Cancer,Dr.Ruth,Eagles
    The shakeup in Albany, Mayor de Blasio's State of the City address, WNYC radio ...
    The shakeup in Albany, Mayor de Blasio's State of the City address, WNYC radio series on cancer, Dr. Ruth's new book "Myths of Love" and bald eagles thriving in New Jersey.
    Air Date 2/5/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 1/29:Min Wage, duPonts, Kabul Author, DCTV Filmmaker
    1/29:Min Wage, duPonts, Kabul Author, DCTV Filmmaker
    Governor Cuomo's State of the State proposal, PBS' "The African Americans: Many ...
    Governor Cuomo's State of the State proposal, PBS' "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." wins a duPont award, journalist Jenny Nordberg on the “bacha posh” - ...
    Air Date 1/29/2015
    0:27:16
  • MetroFocus -- 1/22: Sheldon Silver Arrest, Municipal IDs, MacArthur Genius
    1/22: Sheldon Silver Arrest, Municipal IDs, MacArthur Genius
    The arrest of powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly Democrat Sheldon ...
    The arrest of powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly Democrat Sheldon Silver, a municipal ID card with cultural benefits and grant winner Ai-jen Poo's organization to help domestic workers.
    Air Date 1/22/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- 1/15: NYPD Relations, Charter Schools, Ice Sculpture
    1/15: NYPD Relations, Charter Schools, Ice Sculpture
    PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan and MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman ...
    PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan and MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman interview community leaders and retired NYPD officers including professor John Eterno about policing methods and improving ...
    Air Date 1/15/2015
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- MetroFocus Special Report: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words
    MetroFocus Special Report: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words
    The late Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, looks back at his childhood, ...
    The late Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, looks back at his childhood, his Italian family, his baseball career and his extraordinary political career in excerpts from an interview taped in ...
    Air Date 1/8/2015
    0:26:46