WNET soon to launch local news program

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WNET/Thirteen in New York City is launching a local news show, MetroFocus, on Memorial Day, the New York Times is reporting. “One of the futures of public television is making local connections,” station President Neal Shapiro told the paper. “We’ve done a great job of being a national producer; we can do a much better job of being a local producer.” It’ll launch as a website, then a 30-minute monthly or weekly show, then a mobile app.

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