Greater Boston

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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
12:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Oct. 31

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LOCAL NEWS
12:09 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Remembering Tom Menino's Life And Legacy

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino died today at 71.

Tom Menino, the longest-serving mayor of Boston, died today at the age of 71. Tonight, Greater Boston will remember his life and legacy with those who knew him well.

Watch the hour-long special.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:38 am
Wed October 29, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Oct. 29

Dr. Richard Sacra has spent years treating patients and training doctors in Liberia, where he contracted Ebola. After recovering from the disease, he plans to return to West Africa.
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  • Massachusetts doctor Richard Sacra shares his story of surviving Ebola and weighs in on the controversial efforts to keep the disease from spreading outside West Africa.  
  • Talking politics: Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has made inroads with the state's black population, and it's neck and neck in New Hampshire's senate race between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Oct. 28

Robel Phillipos' defense attorneys Derege Demissie and Susan Church in front of the Moakley Courthouse following his conviction.
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LOCAL NEWS
12:12 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Oct. 27

  • Ebola outbreak: We discuss the legal issues around mandatory quarantines to prevent the spread of Ebola with a Northeastern Law School professor.

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:11 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Oct. 24

Katharine Graham, left, publisher of The Washington Post, and Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post, leave U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 21, 1971. The newspaper got the go-ahead to print Pentagon papers on Vietnam.
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LOCAL NEWS
3:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Oct. 23

Aerosmith's lead guitarist, Joe Perry, sat down with Emily Rooney to talk about how the band has stuck together for 45 years despite breakups and infighting.
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  • Ebola outbreak: How local colleges are responding to Ebola fears.   
  • "Black Prophetic Fire": Provocative political activist Cornel West on the state of Black America in the era of Obama.  
  • Emily Rooney sits down with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry for an extended interview about his Boston roots, his creative process, and his turbulent relationship with flamboyant frontman, Steven Tyler.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Race for governor: Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are going out of their way to show voters how much they care.  
  • Winter weather: WGBH News Science Editor Heather Goldstone explains the science behind this year's outlook.
  • "Whiplash": The new film about what it takes to make a great artist.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Election 2014 Special: Martha Coakley And Charlie Baker Face Off

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will discuss the issues Tuesday night during a one-hour gubernatorial debate.
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Watch a replay of our one-hour gubernatorial debate with Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Oct. 20

Watertown's New Repertory Theatre is performing a controversial play about assassins.
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  • "Assassins": From John Wilkes Booth to Squeaky Fromme, the controversial musical about the people who've killed presidents.

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Oct. 17

  • Tough criticism for how the media’s reporting on Ebola – but is it fair?

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Local News
12:15 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Oct. 16

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  • From Capital Hill to Beacon Hill, there were tough questions today about our efforts to contain Ebola. 

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Oct. 15

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LOCAL NEWS
10:35 am
Tue October 14, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Oct. 14

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, out with a memoir, talked to Emily Rooney about his life in politics.
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LOCAL NEWS
3:00 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

This Week: One-On-One With Aerosmith Lead Guitarist Joe Perry

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.
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Tune in to Greater Boston next week for Emily Rooney's one-on-one interview with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry. You can see him yourself this weekend at The Paper Store in Framingham, where he’ll sign copies of his new memoir.  

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Oct. 10

  • Landing on her feet: The viral video that helped a laid-off CNN reporter get a job at PBS NewsHour.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Oct. 9

"The Lion King" has been adapted for children and adults with autism.
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  • Emily's List: Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral has elevated the discourse of this show for years.

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LOCAL NEWS
3:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Oct. 8

Inside the Boston University biolab.
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LOCAL NEWS
3:28 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Oct. 7

Writer Ulrich Boser will break down his new book, "The Leap," which explains the science of trust.
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  • Identity politics: With three openly gay candidates on the November ballot, we look at the politics of sexual orientation.
  • We go inside NOVA 's new documentary, "Why Planes Vanish," with writer, producer and narrator Miles O'Brien.
  • "The Leap": Exploring the science of trust, through Ulrich Boser's new book. 

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Oct. 6

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
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  • Identity politics: Has Governor Deval Patrick opened the door to more candidates of color? 

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BEAT THE PRESS
2:52 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Oct. 3

The Boston Herald printed a cartoon with racist overtones and issued a classic "non-apology."
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  • Cartoon kerfuffle: The Herald prints a cartoon construed as racist, but is the artist or the paper in the wrong? 
  • Rants & Raves: What our panel had to say about this week in media.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Oct. 2

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Oct. 1

Andris Nelsons is on the podium with a Beethoven, Bartok and Tchaikovsky program through Oct. 3 before returning Nov. 6 for his second group of programs.
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  • "A Path Appears": New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof discussses the Ebola outbreak and his how-to guide on making a difference.
  • Plus, Jared Bowen sat down with the BSO's new director, Andris Nelsons, and described the vitality of his first concert.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Sept. 30

  • Focus Report: Could Boston's Olympic bid lead to major improvements to the T?

  • Last Call Foundation: How Michael Kennedy's mother is honoring his memory, six months after he died in a fire in the Back Bay.  

  • Shipwreck secrets: Local scientists discover an ancient computer using futuristic tools.  

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LOCAL NEWS
12:19 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Greater Boston Special: Gubernatorial Debate

The candidates for Massachusetts governor will debate the issues that matter to you. Watch it on the live stream.

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BEAT THE PRESS
2:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

What's On Beat The Press Friday, Sept. 26

  • "Sweetheart": How to report on a gaffe when it's directed at the reporter.
  • Rants & Raves: See what our panel has to say about this week in media.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Thursday, Sept. 25

  • Mehanna terror case: As the world confronts the threat of Islamic extremism, the brother of a local man convicted on terrorism charges joins us.

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Wednesday, Sept. 24

  • Emily's Farewell List: Wendy Kaminer never fails to speak her mind, honestly and openly, even when her way of thinking is contrary to popular opinion.

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LOCAL NEWS
3:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Sept. 23

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LOCAL NEWS
12:00 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Monday, Sept. 22

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