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Huge Welcome to MNN's New Media Education Instructors!

Classes, Community Media, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

It's been a big week at MNN-- particularly in our Training and Facilitation Department.

We've just welcomed twelve new instructors to our leading media education team. That means more media expertise in the house and, ultimately, more TV production classes, room for more Manhattan residents to get trained, more authentic NYC-based programming...more FUN!

Pictured left to right: Lee Manansala, Adam Golub, Elizabeth Downer, Dennis Hall, Michael Lantz, and Eric Shahinian. These talented folks are among the new instructors who will now be on hand to offer training, guidance and support to current and future MNN community producers. We couldn't be more excited to add them to the team.

Curious about the groundbreaking media training that takes place in MNN's state-of-the-art facilities? Come to our free, open Orientation on Thursday, November 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Learn more!

Saturday on "INSIDE NEW YORK": TV News Exclusive with Legendary Director Michael Schultz

Community Media, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th, MNN's "INSIDE NEW YORK" salutes the work of Michael Schultz, the legendary theater, film and TV director. Schultz's latest film, "Awake: The Life of Yogananda," is playing in theaters through October 24.

In Part 1 of this exclusive interview, airing tomorrow at 8:30 pm, the Tony-nominated and award-winning director best known for his groundbreaking "coming of age" classic film, "Cooley High," looks back at the works that helped him to launch his career and become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. Schultz talks about New York theater and his first TV film, "To be Young Gifted and Black" starring Ruby Dee, as particularly influential early on.

Schultz's films, which are credited with changing the face of Hollywood, include "Car Wash," "Greased Lightning," "Which Way is Up?" "Krush Groove," "The Last Dragon," and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Schultz has also directed many of TV's biggest hit series, including "The Rockford Files," "Starsky and Hutch," "Baretta," "The Practice," "Ally...

YC Spotlight: #PeoplesClimateMarch

Community Media, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Up next on YC Spotlight: #PeoplesClimateMarch-- MNN Youth Channel's (YC) awesome coverage of the largest climate-change march in history. The event took place last month in New York.

Watch the video to see the impassioned speeches made by some of the 311,000 participants, many of whom have been directly affected by the negative impact of climate change.

Check out more details from the event on YC's Tumblr. The post, by The Youth Channel Community Journalist Pauline Dale, explains: "The 5 boroughs of NYC, particularly youth in working neighborhoods of color are experiencing the harmful effects of both environmental racism and injustice. Environmental racism is when there is an intentional relationship between environmental degradation and low income and or communities of color takes place."

Be sure to follow YC...