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Is Your TV Ready for Digital?

Reporter: Franz Strasser
Producer: Julia Bottles
Despite the recent announcement to delay the transition to all digital TV until June 12, five million U.S. households are still not ready for the switch. Franz Strasser reports on what you need to do to prepare for the new television age.

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Obama Promises to Bring Troops Home

Reporter/Producer: Yomi Abiola
After six-years of war in Iraq and the deaths of more than four thousand two hundred American troops, President Obama revealed today his plans for what he called “the reasonable removal of American combat forces from Iraq. As Yomi Abiola reports, it will be a gradual drawdown.

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New Rabbi, New Ideas

Reporter: Rana Good
Producer: Alison Moodie
Rabbi Michael Weisser is revitalizing a dwindling Jewish community at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. Since being hired in September 2008 he has brought some innovative programming to the congregation such as weekly meditation sessions and speakers from all religious backgrounds. Rana Good reports on our New Yorker of the Week.

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Green Space for Midtown

Reporter: Mark Kottler
Producer: Sheena Lee
Last year New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost his bid for congestion pricing. Now his administration plans to eliminate cars from a stretch of Broadway. The move hopes to reduce traffic and turn Times Square into a pedestrian paradise. Mark Kottler reports.

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Morningside: Waitlist Woes

Reporter: Sia Nyorkor
Producer: Kelly Asmuth
Parents in Morningside Heights say daycare in the neighborhood is limited and expensive. Sia Nyorkor reports on the struggle to find a spot for their kids.

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Paying Green to Go Green

Reporter: Mwenda Kilemi
Producer: Sonia Moghe
Green, organic and cage-free may be the buzz-words in the Obama administration, but how feasible is it to buy eco-friendly gadgets? At a conference for “Greener Gadgets” held in New York, Mwenda Kilemi explores what companies think about the president’s 150 billion dollars set aside for renewable energy and the administration’s promise to fuel the economy through green jobs.

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Bronx Tackles HIV

Reporter: Jessica Hopper
Producer: Amanda Blitz
In June, the city’s health department launched The Bronx Knows project. The goal: test everyone living in the Bronx for HIV. Reporter Jessica Hopper checks in on the program.

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Third Time’s a Charm?

Reporter/Producer: Amanda Blitz
Uncle Sam to the rescue once again for Citigroup. This is the government’s third attempt to help the bank, but as Amanda Blitz reports it might not be the last time.

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‘Dashing’ Brides

Reporter/Producer: Ko Im
Photographer: Sia Nyorkor
Hundreds of brides-to-be made the mad rush on the shopping aisle at Filene’s Basement’s annual Running of the Brides event for a chance to buy the wedding dress of their dreams. Ko Im reports.

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Iraq Withdrawal: Is 18 Months Too Long?

Reporter: Fahad Faruqui
Producer: Prune Perromat
Nearly a trillion of dollars have been spent on the war in Iraq, about 5,000 dollars a second. There is widespread approval for the President’s withdrawal plan. But others say 18 months is too long. Fahad Faruqui reports.

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