De Blasio's Achilles Heel & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.The episode descriptions for tonight, Monday, August 29 follow below. Please note episode descriptions are subject to change. Please visit metrofocus.org for the latest information. Monday, August 29 at 5:00 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN: De Blasio's Achilles Heel? - How was former nursing home Rivington House sold and slated to become luxury condos if there was a deed restriction on the property? That's what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is probing after the De Blasio administration handled the sale of the former nursing home. As we continue our ongoing series, Corruption Watch, former Federal Prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers joins us to discuss just one of the several headaches that the De Blasio administration faces as Bharara investigates City Hall, and the recent court victory that may allow Bharara to pursue the state pensions belonging to disgraced politicians Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver for unpaid forfeiture from ill-gotten gains. Turning Tragedy Into A Crusade - What was supposed to be Amber Scorah's first day back at work after the birth of her son would turn out to be something far more tragic. In July of 2015, Amber left her 3 month-old newborn son, Karl, at an unlicensed daycare in SoHo. When she went back to check on him just a few hours later, she made the horrifying discovery that her son had died. It's a nightmare no parent should ever have to go through, but it was a reality for Amber and now she is fighting to change parental leave laws in the hope that no other parent has to choose between working to provide for their family or being present to care for them. She joins us to discuss how she's calling on legislators to ensure paid leave for working parents across the country. The Boss Is Back: The River 2016 - How could a record released more than 35 years ago still be selling out venues like Madison Square Garden? Bruce Springsteen's "The River Tour" is coming to the iconic New York City arena, but if you're trying to get tickets, you'll need nothing short of a miracle. We discuss why the music and its artist is still captivating audiences decades later with Peter Ames Carlin, the author of the New York Times best-seller Bruce, the first biography in 25 years to be written with the musician's full cooperation.