Stone Phillips Talks New Documentary on Tonight's METROFOCUS

Stone Phillips Talks New Documentary on Tonight's METROFOCUS

A new edition of the award-winning MetroFocus premieres in the New York metro area tonight, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21 and Thursday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV.

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New York State Commissioner of Education John King makes the case for the controversial Common Core standards and testing.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and one of the biggest non-profits devoted to finding answers and raising awareness, Autism Speaks, is here in New York. The worldwide organization was founded by former NBC Universal chairman Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne when they found out their grandson was diagnosed with autism eight years ago.

And when former NBC correspondent and Dateline NBC co-anchor Stone Phillips first learned his mother was in the early stages of dementia, he began recording interviews with her and his father. Those home movies turned into a new documentary, "Moving with Grace," airing nationwide on PBS stations. It follows Phillips' parents as they move out of their home in Missouri and eventually into an assisted living facility and highlights the challenges of caring for aging parents.

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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