'Real Mad Men of Madison Ave' Set for Next METROFOCUS

'Real Mad Men of Madison Ave' Set for Next METROFOCUS

A new edition of the award-winning MetroFocus premieres in the New York metro area Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21 and Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV.

On the next edition of "MetroFocus" Clara Hemphill, founding editor of, and José Vilson, a New York City math teacher explore the controversy surrounding the Common Core state education standards.

AMC's hit series Mad Men returns to the air Sunday, April 13, as does our own Emmy-winning documentary The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue, co-produced with The One Club, a non-profit that promotes and celebrates outstanding work in advertising. Mary Warlick and Traecy Smith of The One Club explain their creative bootcamp program to promote diversity in the advertising industry.

PBS Newshour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports on a new way to farm the rooftops of schools. With an emphasis on science, students are maintaining hydroponic greenhouses around the city.

In New Jersey, NJTV's Lauren Wanko takes us to a food bank that is preparing students, from former inmates to those simply unable to find work, for new careers with its culinary training program.

MetroFocus Series Overview

MetroFocus is an award-winning multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. The MetroFocus television program features interviews, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, Science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities. MetroFocus.orgamplifies that reporting with daily updates and original stories that also cover culture, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region. More information at:

MetroFocus is a production of WLIW21 in association with WNET, parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of Science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Ford Foundation, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold, Betty and John Levin and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.

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