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MetroFocus: July 13, 2017

  • Aired: 07/13/2017
  • 26:46
  • Rating: NR
Are our subway lines actually getting worse? We're digging for answers with "New York Times" Transit reporter Emma Fitzsimmons. It was 40 years ago that the great blackout of 1977 occurred. We're looking back at a night that changed New York. Our "Summer of Adventure" takes us to the jewel of the harbor: Governors Island. Footage of JFK's legendary Inaugural Gala uncovered!
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MetroFocus: July 13, 2017
MetroFocus: July 13, 2017
Subways Getting Worst, Blackout of '77, Exploring Governors Island, JFK's Inaugural Gala
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