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MetroFocus: September 1, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 1, 2020
Peter Hutchinson’s new documentary “Healing From Hate: Battle For The Soul Of A Nation” takes us inside the minds of men who are drawn to white supremacy. Tonight, the award-winning filmmaker along with Tony McAleer, a former white supremacist leader and co-founder of “Life After Hate” join us for a ...
MetroFocus: August 31, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 31, 2020
New York Times metro politics reporter Jeff Mays joins our panelists, political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco and Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, Dr. Christina Greer with a question that may be answered at the polls- “Do New York City Voters Want Another White Mayor?”
MetroFocus: August 28, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 28, 2020
Tonight, we examine the underlying issues behind the recent shootings and the backlash unfolding in our communities with Dr. Robert Gonzalez- St. John’s professor and retired NYPD Assistant Commissioner of Training and Dr. Crystal Fleming- SUNY Stony Brook professor and author of “How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On ...
MetroFocus: August 27, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 27, 2020
Polls show that the race for the White House is getting tighter. Tonight, HBO Real Time with Bill Maher writer Amy Holmes and Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and political commentator Ellis Henican are back with a look at the highs, lows, and takeaways of the 2020 Republican National Convention and to ...
“HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON: JOHN LEWIS AND THE POWER OF HOPE”
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...
MetroFocus: August 26, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...
MetroFocus: August 25, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 25, 2020
A century ago, White women got the right to vote. It took nearly 50 more years for that to extend to Black women. Tonight, the 19th’s Errin Haines reports on what the two groups have done at the ballot box since then. Then in her book “Leadership In Turbulent Times,” ...
‘WE’ VERSUS ‘ME’
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MetroFocus | August 25, 2020
A century ago, White women got the right to vote. It took nearly 50 more years for that to extend to Black women. Tonight, the 19th’s Errin Haines reports on what the two groups have done at the ballot box since then.
MetroFocus: August 24, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 24, 2020
A look at the news making local and national headlines this week and how it impacts the tri-state. Tonight’s panel features political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, Dr. Christina Greer and NY Daily News editorial board member, Laura Nahmias.
MetroFocus: August 20, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 20, 2020
The Democratic National Convention comes to a close on the heels of rousing words last night from Biden running mate Kamala Harris, and headline grabbing speeches from the Obamas, Hillary Clinton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and more.