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Clip of the Week: "The Kristal Hart Show"

Clip of the Week, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Loving today's Clip of the Week from "The Kristal Hart Show"!

In this clip, Hart covers a dedication ceremony for the United States Postal Service's new Batman stamps series, honoring the iconic character's 75 years of existence. The ceremony was held in New York City, kicking off New York Comic Con 2014.

Hart's fun camera presence and excellent eye for detail makes for a colorful, informative episode that includes the exclusive art used for the new stamps along with fun commentary from co-publisher of DC Entertainment Dan DiDio, U.S.P.S. Art Director Greg Breeding and U.S.P.S, Chief Information Officer and Exectuive Vice President James Cochrane. The stamps represent four eras of...

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...