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New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.
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New York City’s favorite morning anchor pulls back the curtain on the biggest stories around the five boroughs – the impactful, fascinating, and extraordinary headlines reported each week by Spectrum News NY1. Through intimate conversations with the newsroom’s expert journalists, Pat Kiernan illuminates what matters to resident New Yorkers and New Yorkers at heart.

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New York’s Tech Renaissance

9/19/2019
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Since the 2008 Financial Crisis, New York has gone through a “tech renaissance.” Second only to California’s Silicon Valley, New York City has diversified its economic profile and attracted some of the world’s brightest engineers because of its energy and culture. Pat Kiernan sits down with NY1 Reporter Michael Scotto, who studied how the Big Apple became the Big App.

Duration:00:18:45

Climbing the Stairs to Report on Broken NYCHA Elevators

9/12/2019
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NY1 uncovered a chronic problem plaguing NYCHA buildings: broken elevators. How do we get our hands on reports not made public? And how do we find those people affected? Pat Kiernan sits down with Courtney Gross, the reporter who uncovered it all, and NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt. Join the Conversation: Share your thoughts about the latest episode with #NY1CrossTown on Twitter!

Duration:00:24:37

On the Education Beat with Jillian Jorgensen

9/5/2019
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The 1.1 million city kids aren't the only ones that will be put to the test this new school year. Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza find themselves in a number of heated debates, including the gifted and talented program's future, school diversity and lead paint removal. Pat Kiernan sits down with NY1 Education Reporter Jillian Jorgensen to unpack all of it for the first day of school.

Duration:00:21:53

Why the US Open is a Grand Slam for Queens (and Tennis Buffs)

8/29/2019
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Each year the US Open brings hundreds of thousands of tennis fans to Queens. Pat Kiernan sits down with NY1 journalists (and tennis buffs) Ted Winner, Rocco Vertuccio and Shannan Ferry to talk about what makes this not only one of the best sporting events in the city, but in the world.

Duration:00:26:30

Northern Blvd: A Model of Tolerance for Centuries

8/22/2019
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Northern Boulevard in Flushing, Queens, is believed to be the most diverse community on Earth. For centuries, it's exemplified tolerance in a way that helped inspire the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Pat Kiernan talks with Chief National Political Reporter Josh Robin and his team, including Brianne Barry, Colleen McKown and Zoe Slemmons, about why this project feels like a love letter to New York City. You can learn more about the history and culture of specific New York City...

Duration:00:25:14

What Makes a Person New Yorker of the Week

8/15/2019
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We feature one New Yorker each week who is having an impact on his or her neighborhood. With 8 million people across the five boroughs, it’s a daunting task. Pat Kiernan sits down with Leisha Majtan and Jessica Steiner to talk about how they narrow down the candidates and produce an iconic NY1 segment.

Duration:00:26:56

The City That Never Sleeps Enough

8/8/2019
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Can you learn to be a better sleeper? Spectrum News national health reporter, Erin Billups, spent months looking into why most New Yorkers aren’t getting enough rest — and what strategies, habits and behaviors doctors recommend changing. Erin’s reporting was initially inspired by her own exhaustion. She joins Pat Kiernan, who along with most of NY1’s Mornings on 1 staff, never gets enough sleep.

Duration:00:20:35

The Chase

7/25/2019
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When Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of the bill to help September 11th first responders, NY1’s Washington Reporter Jeevan Vittal wanted to know why. A stakeout in the hallways of the Capitol Building led to a slow-speed chase that has been watched by millions. Sometimes, politicians don’t want to speak with journalists. That’s when the stakeout begins. Pat Kiernan speaks with Bob Hardt, Courtney Gross and Jeevan Vital about how they get answers from reluctant politicians. Check out the...

Duration:00:22:00

Reporting in the Dark

7/18/2019
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What happens when you’re in the field and the electricity goes out? And what do you do when the viewers who need you most can’t turn on the TV? Pat Kiernan sits down with the breaking news team to discuss the blackout on Manhattan’s West side.

Duration:00:20:27

Too Close to Call

7/11/2019
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On election night, newsrooms are eager to predict an outcome. But what happens when the margin is razor-thin? Can you make a call? Pat Kiernan is joined by Michael Kurtz, Gloria Pazmino, and Juan Manuel Benitez to talk about the Queens D.A. race.

Duration:00:28:55

Stonewall At 50

6/27/2019
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We’ve come a long way since the riots that were the tipping point of the modern gay rights movement in 1969. How do you put a historic anniversary in the context of the times when we’ve grown so much? NY1 Reporter Michael Scotto sits down with Pat Kiernan.

Duration:00:23:49

When the Story Is Your Personal Heartache

6/20/2019
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When Jamie Stelter opened up about her miscarriages, she was overwhelmed with the response. She decided it needed a larger conversation and she teamed up with NY1 colleagues to do it. Pat Kiernan speaks with his co-anchor Jamie and Spectrum Health Reporter Erin Billups about their personal experiences with infertility.

Duration:00:23:25

Breaking the News in Midtown

6/13/2019
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How does NY1 cover breaking news? When a helicopter crashed in Midtown Manhattan, the NY1 team sprang into action. Pat Kiernan speaks with some of the individuals who make our breaking news coverage possible: from those in front of the camera to the talented team in the control room and everyone in between, we dissect the biggest breaking story of the week, minute by minute.

Duration:00:20:42

Maybe You'll Find This Funny

6/6/2019
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Why aren’t you laughing? Comedians are at a bit of an inflection point: are audiences too sensitive? Do comedians even want to sit down and talk about the non-laughing matters? Pat Kiernan discusses the state of comedy with Spectrum News’ Chief National Political Reporter Josh Robin to discuss what he uncovered in the latest episode of his new program “Untangled.”

Duration:00:22:03

God Save Our Streets

5/30/2019
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Sixteen years ago, London implemented congestion pricing, a charge for drivers in the city’s central zone. With New York on the verge of the first congestion toll in the US, we ask London for its road map. Pat Kiernan sits down with NY1 political reporter Bobby Cuza, just back from his trip across the pond.

Duration:00:19:43

The Multitasking Mayor

5/23/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launches his presidential bid for 2020. What’s it like covering him not only when he’s at City Hall, but when he’s zigzagging his way across the country to speak to voters? Pat Kiernan speaks with the NY1 reporters who know Bill de Blasio the best: Grace Rauh, Errol Louis and Bob Hardt.

Duration:00:23:34

“It’s Hard To Live Here”

5/16/2019
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Three teens and their parents in a 400 square foot studio. It’s just one example of how affordable housing - or lack of - puts people in a pinch. Pat Kiernan, along with Michael Herzenberg and Jillian Jorgensen, take a look at rent regulation and the housing crisis in New York City.

Duration:00:20:10

Camping At The Met

5/9/2019
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The Met Gala is one of the most exclusive events in the world. How do you cover a party you can’t get into? Does the red carpet — or in this case, pink — become the event itself? Pat Kiernan is joined by George Whipple, Jamie Stelter and Lorenzo Ferrigno to discuss all of the buzz on the Upper East Side on the first Monday in May.

Duration:00:22:22

When the MTA Gets it Right

5/2/2019
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New Yorkers complain about the subway. A lot. But when the start of a major overhaul is well executed, should we be changing our tune?

Duration:00:21:19

Minimum Wage, Just the Tip of the Problem

4/25/2019
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Giving a waiter a tip is a much more complicated system than you might realize. What happens to the restaurant industry when the minimum wage is bumped? Why don’t servers get the same base pay as everyone else? And why are some waitresses pushing back on celebrities campaigning for servers to get a higher paycheck? Pat Kiernan talks to NY1 reporter Lindsay Tuchman about her investigation into the minimum wage increase in NYC restaurants.

Duration:00:16:29