KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

Special reports, interviews and programs from KYW Newsradio and the CBS Network.

  • New Leaders Emerge In Philly's Civil Rights Movement

    January 23, 2015

    The Reclaim MLK Day march was one of the largest MLK holiday demonstrations Philadelphia has seen in years. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the organizers of the event to discuss the rise of a new guard of civil rights leadership in the city.
  • Widow of R&B Star Teddy Pendergrass On His Legacy

    January 13, 2015

    It's been five years since the death of famed R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with his widow, Joan Pendergrass about the family court battle over her late husand's estate, the singer's legacy and what's next.
  • New Head of Phila. Bar Assoc. Stresses Importance of Public Service

    January 5, 2015

    Philadelphia attorney Al Dandridge takes the helm as the 88th Chancellor of the Phila. Bar Assoc.n . KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the new leader of the 13,000 member organization about his plans for 2015.
  • Glorious Sound of Christmas

    December 19, 2014

    At the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by conductor Bramwell Tovey, performs "The Glorious Sound of Christmas." It has repeat performances tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) night. KYW's Steve Tawa spoke with the Maestro who played a portion of his composition, "The Rittenhouse Carol."
  • Author's Book Is Inspires CBS TV Series

    December 12, 2014

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed John Dixon, author of "Phoenix Island" a book which serves as inspiration for the CBS TV series "Intelligence". The book just came out in paperback.
  • Social Justice: Who Is FanSince09?

    December 12, 2014

    He describes himself as "a hero to some and a villian to others" but who is FanSince09? KYW's social media editor Melony Roy spoke to the local man behind the account that uses Twitter to right what he thinks is wrong.
  • Tax Changes for 2014

    December 10, 2014

    KYW's Lynne Adkins talked about end of year tax changes with CPA Rosalind Sutch of Drucker and Scaccetti in Philadelphia.
  • Villanova Advances In FCS Playoffs

    December 9, 2014

    Villanova will host Sam Houston State on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Villanova coach Andy Talley about the match-up.
  • New Prez for Phila. NAACP

    December 8, 2014

    The Philadelphia NAACP elected minister Rodney Muhammad as its new president on Saturday. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg the incoming leader about his vision for the historic organization.
  • Book On Philly Minister Turned Nazi Spy

    December 5, 2014

    KYW's Pat Loeb speaks with Rev. Francis Watson about his new book "The Nazi Spy Pastor: Carl Krepper and the War in America", a lost World War II tale involving a womanizing Philadelphia minister-turn-Nazi-spy
  • Sandusky Shares His Story of Abuse

    December 5, 2014

    Matt Sandusky was adopted by and sexually abused by the man at the center of one of the highest-profile child sexual abuse cases ever. Matt spoke to KYW's Jim Melwert about his childhood, and his foundation that works to fight child abuse.
  • Documentary On Local AIDS Activist

    December 1, 2014

    "25 to Life", a documentary chronicling the life of West Philly HIV activist, advocate and speaker William Brawner is premiering nationally. Brawner kept his HIV positive status secret for 25yrs. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Brawner about his decision to go public ten yrs. ago.
  • Wal-Mart Protests

    November 26, 2014

    KYW's Kim Glovas interviewed Andrew Slack, co-founder of the Harry Potter Alliance, and Odds In Our Favor-dot-org. about protests being held across the country at Walmart stores. The protests are designed to force the corporation to raise wages for it's workers.
  • Turkey Cooking Tips

    November 21, 2014

    Thanksgiving is almost here and now is the time to start thinking about how to cook that bird. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Thomas Harkins, executive chef of Bank and Burboun about how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Local Cycle Laundry Goes National

    November 21, 2014

    KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with Gabriel Mandujano, the founder and owner of Wash Cycle Laundry, a local company that is going nationwide and helps people get back to work including Terrence Williford, unemployed for two years.
  • Area Resident Debuts One Woman Show at Curtis Inst.

    November 14, 2014

    KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with 76 year old Tonia Tecce of Gladwyne who is making her Philadelphia debut of her one-woman singing show, "The Cockeyed Optimist," at the Curtis Institute of Music after performing it in New York.
  • CCP Offers Food Truck Course

    October 16, 2014

    Community College of Philadelphia is now offering a new course for aspiring food truck owners. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Andres Marin, cirruculuum coordinator for the culinary arts and hospitality management program at Community College of Philadelphia.
  • CW Philly To Air Documentary On Dr. Edward Robinson

    October 11, 2014

    A documentary on the life of Dr. Edward Robinson, the father of African and African American history will air tomorrow. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the film's producer to discuss the production, which will air October 12th at 11am on CW Philly.
  • Breakfast With The Candidates

    October 1, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane moderates a debate between Pensylvania gubernatorial candidates Governor Tom Corbett (R) and challenger Tom Wolf (D). KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg and CBS3 anchor Chris May ask the questions.
  • Fall Hummingbirds

    September 28, 2014

    Despite what you may have heard, leaving hummingbird feeders up into the fall will NOT keep the birds from migrating. KYW's Molly Daly talks with bird researcher Scott Weidensaul, who says you'll be giving the tiny travelers a welcome boost, and may even attract some Western visitors.
  • Temple U. Honors John Oates

    September 26, 2014

    Music legend John Oates speaks with reporters after being inducted into Temple University's School of Media and Communications Hall of Fame.
  • March Against Rape Culture

    September 25, 2014

    The fourth annual March Against Rape Culture, formerly known as the "SlutWalk" is set to take place on 9/27 in Center City. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg talked to organizer Christie Eastburn about the effort to raise awareness about America's "rape culture."
  • Historic Delco Theater Close to Restoration

    September 19, 2014

    The historic Landsdowne theater in Delaware County is inching closer to restoration. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg spoke with Matt Schultz, exec. dir. of the Historic Landsdowne Theater Corp. about the history of the theater and upcoming fundraisers.
  • Local Jazz Singer Wins Worldwide Sining Competition

    September 19, 2014

    KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with Jazz singer Alita Moses, a senior at the University of the Arts, who recently won a major worldwide singing competition the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland.
  • All Female Workspace Opens In Old City

    September 18, 2014

    A new all-female coworking space is being opened by a young entrepreneur who also runs an online magazine. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Melissa Alam about her start ups, her Old City space that will also include workshops, and the difference between a co-ed versus an all-female work space.
Gabrielle Marlowe (left) and Ilse Lindemayer (right) pose with the book they wrote together, "I'm A Survivor." (Credit: Karin Phillips)

Teenage Girl Helps Holocaust Survivor Tell Her Story In A Book

The story of a local holocaust survivor has been put in a book, thanks to a teenage girl who decided to help her tell her incredible story.


The 2007 winners pose with a monster truck tire. (Photo provided by Lift for Life)

Penn State Football Players ‘Lift’ To Help Fight Kidney Cancer

It has become the event of the summer up in State College. Penn State football players tomorrow hold their annual “Lift for Life” event, which raises money for a rare disease.



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