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Watch Full Coverage of the People's Climate March This Sunday on MNN's "Democracy Now!"

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

Tune in to MNN this Sunday, September 21st as "Democracy Now!" offers live coverage of the People’s Climate March in New York City. A prominent event that's part of the United Nations' International Day of Peace, the march takes place on Manhattan's Upper West Side and in Midtown. Local artists, activists and Hurricane Sandy victims will participate in Sunday's march, which could draw as many as 100,000 people (though officials aren't offering estimates), according to The New York Times.

Watch the "Democracy Now!" Livetsream on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm this Sunday. Click here for more details of the coverage!



Saturday, New York Honors Legendary Stage Actress Ruby Dee. Tune in to MNN!

Events, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Saturday, September 20th, MNN's "Inside New York" remembers the legendary actor and activist Ruby Dee with a rebroadcast of one of the last interviews she gave before her death in June 2014.

The cablecast coincides with a public memorial service for the "godmother of black theatre," as Dee is known, that's being held Saturday at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. Featured guests at the memorial service include singers Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, former Mayor David Dinkins. Iconic actor Harry Belafonte will deliver the eulogy.

Tune in to "Inside New York" Saturday, Sept. 20th at 8:30pm on MNN2 (TWC 56, RCN 83, FiOS 34) and Follow @ArtsinNewYork on Twitter for updates!

*Photo by Hubert Williams.

More Acclaim for MNN Producers' Documentary Short!

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

It started as a special episode of MNN’s “Gotta Run with Will.” Now the short doc “Save the Putnam Nature Trail” has been chosen among hundreds of submissions to be featured in the Northeast Film Festival and the Golden Door International Film Festival, both to open in September, with another likely screening at  the Bronx's International Film Festival later this year. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary at Northeast.

MNN producers Will Sanchez ("Gotta Run's" executive producer), Vanessa Cordova-Corwin and Monica McKane-Sanchez collaborated to make "Save the Putnam Nature Trail," an eight-minute documentary short that's part of an effort to stop a New York City Parks Department plan to pave a one-and-a-half-mile dirt path that runs through Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The film made its festival debut last year...