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KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

KYW Specials Place

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

  • Wawa Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    April 10, 2014

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the very first Wawa store. Five decades later, the company has hundreds of stores in six states, including Florida. KYW's Tim Jimenez spoke with Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens about the milestone, the company's past, present, and future.
  • Colbert To Replace Letterman

    April 10, 2014

    CBS correspondent Dan Raviv's asks CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves why Stephen Colbert to replace "The Late Show" host David Letterman.
  • Passover

    April 4, 2014

    Passover this year starts on Monday, April 14th. KYW's Hadas Kuznits chats with Cobi Weissbach, Associate Director of Development at the National Museum of American Jewish History about this traditional Jewish holiday.
  • Looking Back On the Winter of 2013/2014

    March 19, 2014

    Spring arrives a little after midday Thursday 3.20.14, and that means winter is finally over! KYW's John Ostapkovich looks at what we've all been through.
  • Archdiocese of Phila. Leads Pilgrimage To Rome

    February 28, 2014

    KYW's Mark Abrams speaks with Fr. Dennis Gill, of the Philadelphia Archdiocese Office for Divine Worship, about the pilgrimage to Rome at the end of next month for the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
  • Philly's Stop & Frisk Policy

    February 21, 2014

    The stop and frisk of a 16-year-old Philadelphia honor student has sparked controversy over what a valid proper stop and frisk is. KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with civil rights attorney David Rudovsky, who filed a class action lawsuit against the city over its stop and frisk policy in 2010.
  • Gamechangers Podcast - Wolves Youth Althetic Association

    February 5, 2014

    The Wolves Youth Athletic Association is the brainchild of a group of parents from Southwest Philadelphia who wanted to build their children into leaders. In just 18 months, the group transformed their idea into a non-profit that serves more than 100 children, with four youth football teams and a cheerleading squad. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Greg
  • State of the Union Address Recap

    January 31, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane and his guests discuss the State of the Union address.
  • Poverty

    January 30, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane talks about breaking the cycle of poverty.
  • Author Explores the Story of the Passenger Pigeon

    January 29, 2014

    KYW's Molly Daly talks to Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction."
  • Ramsey On The Controversial Frisking of a Teen

    January 24, 2014

    KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey to talk about the 16 year old straight-A student who allegedly had his private parts manhandled by female officers.
  • Storytime At A Center City Library

    January 17, 2014

    Outside there was a quick burst of snow, but inside the Independence Mall Library Branch at 7th and Market, the weekly toddler storytime's "Winter Tales for Cozy Times" was getting underway. KYW's Lauren Lipton talks with librarian Miss Margaret and children from the area.
  • Project SNOWstorm

    January 17, 2014

    The massive incursion of Snowy Owls in the Eastern US has been a treat for birders and the general public, and researchers. KYW's Molly Daly spoke with Scott Weidensaul, one of the creators Project SNOWstorm, an unprecedented, crowd-funded wildlife research effort.
  • Local Producers Are Nominated for Grammys

    January 16, 2014

    The Philadelphia multi-platinum songwriting and record producing duo -- Carvin & Ivan -- have worked with major artists like Justin Timberlake, Musiq Soulchild, and Jill Scott. They're among the area music talent nominated for Grammy's to be given out on Sunday. KYW's Melony Roy talked them.
  • Local Native Nominated for Three Grammys

    January 16, 2014

    The Grammy's will be awarded this Sunday night, and there are some nominees from our area up for awards. KYW's Melony Roy talked to a musician with South Jersey roots who is nominated for three Grammy's.
  • Political Preview 2014

    January 10, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane and a panel of experts talk about the race for governor in PA and two local congressmen who won't run for re-election.
  • Finding Love In 2014

    January 8, 2014

    It's a New Years Resolution many make every year, "This is the year I will find the love of my life". KYW's Michelle Durham spoke to matchmaker Steve Ward for advice on finding love.
  • Financial Advice for 2014

    January 3, 2014

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane and his guests discuss financial planning. The discussion can be seen Sunday night on the Comcast Network.
  • Cancer Survivor And Heart Transplant Recipient Becomes Ironman Triathlete

    December 27, 2013

    He's a cancer survivor, and a heart transplant recipient. This year, Derek Fitzgerald, from Harleysville, added "Ironman" to his title. And soon he'll be called "Dad". He shares his inspirational story with KYW's Jim Melwert.
  • Year In Review

    December 25, 2013

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane and his panel of journalists discuss the top events of 2013. The discussion can be seen Sunday Night on the Comcast Network.
  • Mike Chitwood: Tough Cop, Tougher Story

    December 20, 2013

    KYW special contributor Larry Kane talks to the "colorful" Mike Chitwood, Upper Darby's Police Superintendent about what his police career and biography. The interview can be seen Sunday on the Comcast Network.
  • Caring Community: Paul "Earthquake" Moore

    December 20, 2013

    Paul "Earthquake" Moore spent his young days without, so he's devoted his adult life to making sure others have more.
  • Legendary Philly Attorney Dies

    December 18, 2013

    Legendary Philadelphia attorney A Charles Peruto Senior has died. He had been battling a number of health issues including cancer and heart disease. KYW's Tony Hanson reports on the man many colleagues consider the very best Philadelphia lawyer of his era.
  • Meaning Behind The Feast of the Seven Fishes

    December 17, 2013

    The Feast of the Seven Fishes is Christmas Eve tradition for those of Italian descent. KYW's Michelle Durham spoke with Janet Anastasi Stechman, VP of Anastasi Seafood to find out the meaning behind this tradition.
  • Phila. Bar Assoc. Welcomes New Chancellor

    December 14, 2013

    The Philadelphia Bar Association welcomed its new Chancellor this week. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg spoke with William Fedullo the 13,000 member institution's plans with regard to education, entrpenuership and more for 2014.
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.