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
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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.
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  • 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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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LOCAL NEWS
11:45 am
Tue November 4, 2014

What's On Greater Boston Tuesday, Nov. 4

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BEAT THE PRESS
12:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Bidding Farewell To Mayor Menino

Bidding farewell to the one and only Tom Menino as Boston's longest-serving mayor is laid to rest.

Watch the whole half-hour special.

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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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