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Indie Pop Group Bleachers on MNN Tonight!

Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

So fun. Old-timey telethon meets music video tonight on MNN, in a hilarious half-hour special featuring Jack Antonoff of the indie pop group Bleachers. The program includes several performances from the band’s just-released album, Strange Desire, and appearances by actor George Wendt (“Cheers”), actress Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) and filmmaker Mark Borchardt. Check out the teaser here.

"Thank You Very Much" airs tonight at 10:00 pm and 1:00 am on MNN4 (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36) and, as always, streams live on MNN.org. Tune in, have fun and join the conversation on Twitter!

MNN's "Represent NYC," New Show About Local Issues and Elections, Premieres This Sunday!

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is pleased to debut “Represent NYC,” a new weekly program featuring Manhattan elected officials, experts and candidates discussing the issues impacting neighborhoods and the policy initiatives underway to address them. The show premieres on Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 pm on MNN1.

“Represent NYC” evolved out of Race2Represent, a multimedia initiative MNN introduced last fall to provide quality, uncensored, hyperlocal information about candidates running for Manhattan City Council seats and the Borough President’s Office. With “Represent NYC,” MNN intends to fill the gap in coverage of local government both during and between election cycles. The show will cover the statewide September 9 primary and November 4 general election this fall.

In the July 20 premiere, New York State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, representing parts of upper Manhattan, speaks with two victims of this year’s East Harlem gas explosion, which killed eight people, injured dozens and raised questions about safety and the likelihood of another blast in the future....

This Week on MNN: Get Fit, Cook Cajun Catfish, Evander Holyfield, a Grown-Up Child Star and More!

Programming Highlights, This Week on MNN By Lee Walker Helland

“This Week on MNN” we've got coverage of big upcoming boxing events (including featured guest Evander Holyfield!), health tips, a recipe for "moma's coleslaw" and more. Tune in!

“Serious Fitness & Nutrition”
Monday, July 14, 3:30 pm
MNN2
Real wellness, achieved!: Take charge of your health and reach your true wellness. Today's episode shows how to achieve your health and fitness goals.
More info:
Alberto S. Siri on Twitter
Alberto S. Siri on Facebook
seriousfitness.blogspot.com

“Cajun in the City”
Tuesday, July 15, 11:00 am
MNN2
Another delicious taste of the south: Welcome the Bayou to your kitchen in the Big Apple with a down-home Mississippi catfish fry complete with Cajun puppies and moma's coleslaw. Throw your pole in...