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Aired: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off
Community Mourns as St. Vincent’s Shutters

Reporter: Leslie Hart
Producer: Angela Chen
After 160 years, the doors of St. Vincent’s Hospital are shut for good. Leslie Hart returned to Greenwich Village to report on the closing of the last Catholic hospital in New York.

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Morningside »

Aired: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off

Reporter: Kibkabe Araya
Producer: Thad Novak
With people across the country discussing the new Arizona immigration law, here in Morningside Heights, many in the immigrant community say they are ready for positive reform. Kibkabe Araya reports.

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Aired: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off
Protestors March on Wall Street

Reporter: Sherisse Pham
Producers: Kelly Koopmans and Tammy Mutasa
On Wall Street, Godlman Sachs may be facing criminal charges for its mortgage-backed securities dealings. It was reported today that the Justice Department has launched an investigation into the bank. The criminal probe comes on the heels of a civil lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All of this as public criticism of the firm mounts. More on that from Sherisse Pham.

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Consumer Watch »

Aired: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off
Confused about “Natural”?

Reporter: Chao Deng
Producer: Amikka Smith
For years, the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to get food companies to stop using misleading food labels. But many consumers are still confused about labels on foods they buy. Chao Deng brings us this week’s Consumer Watch.

We did contact Tropicana, which makes the orange juice shown in this video. The company says it complies with FDA regulations and that it believes that all its ingredients are properly labeled.

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Focus »

Aired: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off
No Salt in the City

Reporter: Saskya Vandoorne
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani
Our Focus story this week looks at the city’s efforts to reduce the amount of salt we eat. So far 16 food companies have agreed to cut the amount of salt in bacon, rice, ketchup and other foods. Saskya Vandoorne reports.

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5 Minutes With... »

Aired: April 29, 2010 | Comments Off
5 Minutes with Neal Shapiro

Reporter/Producer: Leslie Hart
Camera: Jane Lee, Leslie Picker, and Michelle Schacherer
Neal Shapiro is the president and CEO of WNET.org. Before running Channel THIRTEEN, he served as president of NBC News. In our interview, he talks about what PBS contributes to broadcast news and the future of public television.

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First Person, Top Stories »

Aired: April 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

Reporter/Producer: Ryann Blackshere
This April marks the 42nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assasination. Ryann Blackshere follows Dr. King’s historical footprint in the Big Apple and the legacy he left behind.

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News »

Aired: April 23, 2010 | Comments Off
More Room for Feet on 34th Street

Reporter/Producer: Angela Chen
First it was Times Square, and now another strip of the borough is going to get a makeover. Angela Chen reports.

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Aired: April 23, 2010 | Comments Off
Fight to Save Harlem School of the Arts

Reporter: Amikka Smith
Producer: Brandon Walker
The school was forced to shut its doors three weeks ago because it owed more than a half a million dollars. But members of the community are working together to save it.

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New Yorker of The Week »

Aired: April 23, 2010 | Comments Off
Mother Earth

Reporter: Kibkabe Araya
Producer: Michelle Schacherer
One of the city’s environmentalists is not only gearing up for this week’s Earth Day festivities, but she’s running the show. Kibkabe Araya follows the longtime activist to see what this week means to her.

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