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This Saturday on "INSIDE NEW YORK": Part 2 of an Exclusive Interview with Legendary Director Michael Schultz

Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Saturday, November 1st, 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," has been extended in New York theaters through November 7th.

In Part 2 of this exclusive interview, airing this Saturday at 8:30 pm, the Tony-nominated and award-winning director best known for his groundbreaking "coming of age" classic film, "Cooley High," takes us behind the scenes of this cult classic as well as other popular and award-winning films that helped him to become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood.

Schultz's films, which are credited with changing the face of Hollywood, include "Cooley High," "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 McBeal," and "Cold Case."

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Affordable Housing and Renters' Rights on the Next "Represent NYC"

Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

Did you know that 80 percent of poor renters in rent-regulated apartments pay rent that is more than 50 percent of their income, up from 64 percent in 2005?* Statistics like these illustrate the pressing need to address the issues surrounding affordable housing and renters' rights. In the August 3 episode of "Represent NYC," State Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal from the 67th District and Katie Goldstein, Executive Director of advocacy organization Tenants and Neighbors discuss what's being done to address these issues today and what to expect in the coming years.

As part of its mission, Tenants and Neighbors believes that "that low and moderate income people should not have to live on the verge of displacement and to have to defend constantly their right to be part of this city." Through their work, they aim to make NYC "a place where people from all walks of life can put down roots and build strong, stable, dynamic communities."

In her seven-year tenure on the NYS Assembly, Rosenthal, whose District includes parts of ...

This Week on "Represent NYC": NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried on Medical Marijuana

News and Views, Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill approving the medical use of marijuana into law on July 5, it represented the culmination of years of advocacy and work by an array of individuals and groups, including NYS Assembly Member and Chair of the Assembly Health Committee Richard Gottfried, who has been advocating for the legal use of medical marijuana for over a decade. New York is the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana.

On the July 27 episode of "Represent NYC," Gottfried, the longest-serving NYS Assembly member who represents Chelsea and other parts of midtown, is joined by Gabriel Sayegh, New York State Director of Drug Policy Alliance, a national advocacy group. Gottfried and Sayegh share their unique perspectives on reasons why the bill was finally passed and provide a compelling history of the medical marijuana movement in the state. They discuss why New York's bill has more strict parameters than other states' bills, and also explore the implications of the legislation, in the state and nationally. 

Gottfried's episode of "Represent NYC" will air on Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and...