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Host Emily Rooney and guests examine the news of the day, offering in-depth analysis and local perspectives. Greater Boston airs weeknights at 7pm on WGBH 2 and online. Watch segments anytime at WGBHnews.org.:

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LOCAL NEWS
2:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Greater Boston Year In Review

For our Year in Review special, we've assembled a panel of news-watchers and news-makers to weigh in on some of the big stories we’ve seen over the past year:

  • From Ferguson to pro sports, race relations were thrust into the spotlight, with some big media missteps along the way. 
  • Plus, the winners and losers of 2014.
  • The shifting political landscape.
  • And remembering those we lost over the past year.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
3:33 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Dec. 16

  • Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey joins us for the final "Emily's List."

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ARTS
3:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Holiday Books And Movies

Tonight, it's our annual "Holiday Books and Movies" show, from the imaginative "Into the Woods" to the indomitable, we have it all.  

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Dec. 12

  • Takeoutgate: The dispute over a Chinese take-out bill went viral, but did Boston.com milk the story too much?
  • Rolling wreck: Rolling Stone has struggled to explain how its campus rape story fell apart so quickly.
  • Sony hack: Leaked emails uncover some questionable moves by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
  • Rants & Raves: See what our panel of journalism experts had to say about this week in media.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
11:24 am
Thu December 11, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Dec. 11

  • Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia joins us for a special "Emily's List."

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LOCAL NEWS
6:17 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Dec. 10

Massachusetts Gov.-elect Charlie Baker chats with restaurateur Gordon Hamersley between interviews.
Credit Azita Ghahramani / WGBH News
  • Plus, on the heels of the CIA interrogation report, a timely "Emily's List" with homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem.
  • And, what's next for renowned restaurateur Gordon Hamersley, now that his legendary bistro is no more?

Watch the whole show online, starting at 7 p.m.

LOCAL NEWS
4:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Dec. 9

  • Viral outbreaks: A physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center says Americans should be more worried about the spread of measles than Ebola in the United States.

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LOCAL NEWS
4:24 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Dec. 8

  • Boston Globe Metro Section column Adrian Walker wrote that Mark Wahlberg should apologize to the man he assaulted as a teenager. Walker joins us on set tonight.
  • Boston Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck is tonight's "Emily's List" guest.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:17 am
Thu December 4, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Dec. 4

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Dec. 3

  • Pregnancy discrimination? An employment attorney examines an issue that’s drawing the attention of women and families across the country.
  • Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger joins us for another installment of "Emily's List."
  • Boston welcomes a star-studded Broadway hit. "The Trip To Bountiful" is playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, and WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen spoke with the cast.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
11:44 am
Tue December 2, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Dec. 2

  • "Emily's List" interviews continue with distinguished professor and former ambassador Nick Burns.

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LOCAL NEWS
10:53 am
Mon December 1, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Dec. 1

  • "Emily's List" continues with Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino.

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LOCAL NEWS
2:00 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Nov. 26

As Emily Rooney prepares to scale back her anchoring duties, we're inviting back guests who've made an impact over the past 18 years. If you missed her "Emily's List" interviews, join us for a special encore presentation.

LOCAL NEWS
11:21 am
Tue November 25, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Nov. 25

  • Ferguson reaction: Three Boston professors respond to the anger following a grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:24 am
Mon November 24, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Nov. 24

  • Emily's List: Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn has helped elevate the show over the years. 

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BEAT THE PRESS
11:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Nov. 21

Bill Cosby.
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  • C0sby accusations: Our panel hashes out why the press barely covered the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, until now, and whether CNN's Don Lemon blamed a victim.
  • Over Uber: The media's love affair with Uber appears to be over.
  • You may have heard about the Australian anchor who went to great lengths to prove a point. He wore the same suit everyday for a whole year, and no one noticed. We discuss the double standards that exist in the news business.  
  • Rants & Raves: See what our panel of journalism experts loved and hated in the media this week.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
11:58 am
Thu November 20, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Nov. 20

Martha Coakley
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  • "Sane New World": Comedian Ruby Wax's new book and show tackle a tough topic through comedy. 
  • Torrent of turtles: Science Editor Heather Goldstone explains why more than 400 turtles have washed ashore in recent days after getting stranded in Cape Cod Bay.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
1:41 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Nov. 19

  • Long Island shelter closure: We continue our coverage with a conversation with a woman who organized advocates for the homeless to rally on Beacon Hill today for a housing solution.
  • "The Birth of a Nation": 100 years later, veteran journalist Dick Lehr's new book remembers a racially-charged battle between Hollywood and Boston.  

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Nov. 18

  • How the eviction of hundreds of people from the Long Island shelter is impacting homeless outreach in the city.

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LOCAL NEWS
3:03 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Nov. 17

  • Everett fixer-upper: How Wynn Resorts plans to turn the toxic Monsanto site into a state-of-the-art casino.

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BEAT THE PRESS
11:25 am
Fri November 14, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Nov. 14

Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber appeared on Greater Boston this week to talk about his recent controversial comments caught on tape. But Rush Limbaugh didn't think Emily Rooney was tough enough on him.
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  • This week, we're taking on ourselves. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think Emily Rooney was tough enough on Obamacare Architect Jonathon Gruber, who was caught on tape calling the American people stupid.
  • Pointergate: A local ABC affiliate got lambasted for turning an innocuous gesture into something menacing.
  • To name or not to name? Our panel hashes out whether the media should identify a person of interest in the case of a missing Swampscott woman.
  • Rants & Raves: What our journalism experts loved and hated in the media this week.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Nov. 13

Fenway Studios was built in 1905 after fire leveled a Boston artist enclave. All of the studios are positioned to receive north light through their soaring 12-foot-tall windows.
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  • Arts Editor Jared Bowen takes us to Fenway Studios, a National Historic Landmark that's home to some of Boston's best artists.  

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LOCAL NEWS
4:02 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Nov. 12

The European Space Agency's Philae Lander touched down on a comet today, following 10 years of planning.
Credit European Space Agency
  • Gunshot sensor: A local school is the first in the nation to install shot-detection technology.  
LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber weighs in on whether the president's signature achievement is vulnerable now that Republicans are poised take control of Congress.  
  • "Emily's List": As Emily prepares to step away from the anchor desk, she's interviewing longtime guests with special perspectives, like victims' rights advocate Wendy Murphy.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
11:48 am
Mon November 10, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Nov. 10

  • Baker on Beacon Hill: The governor-elect and Democrats are optimistic about working together, and the question is how long the honeymoon will last.
  • Concussion impact: Football remains the single most popular high school sport, despite increasing concern over the long-term health risks.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

BEAT THE PRESS
12:36 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Nov. 7

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he sees issues where a Republican-led Congress can work with President Obama. McConnell won re-election Tuesday, as his party took control of the Senate.
Credit Associated Press

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu November 6, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Nov. 6

  • Arts this week: Jared Bowen previews the play "Bad Jews" and the new movie "Interstellar."

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LOCAL NEWS
2:39 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Greater Boston Election 2014 Wrap-Up

Republican Governor-Elect Charlie Baker celebrating his victory over Democratic candidate Martha Coakley.
Credit WGBH News

A wild ride of an election is in the books. What Baker's win means for Massachusetts, and the impact of the Republican Party's 2014 windfall.   

WGBH News reporter Adam Reilly, Suffolk University associate professor Rachael Cobb and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Steve Jarding have kept a close watch on all the political campaigns this year.  

Watch the whole half hour here, starting at 7 p.m.

Email us at GreaterBoston@WGBH.org.

LOCAL NEWS
11:45 am
Tue November 4, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Nov. 4

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