Michele Gillen

Focus on South Florida: Remembering Maya Angelou

It has been a week of honors and tributes to the great Dr. Maya Angelou. We focus on bringing you the never-before-broadcast outtakes of an interview she did on aging, not long before she died. Angelou talked with Ali Habashi, the director and producer for the award-winning documentary The Silver Mirror. We continue the conversation with Habashi in our studios as we remember Maya Angelou.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

Focus on South Florida: Children With Disabilities

We introduce you to Rixys Alfonso, a South Florida woman who just might motivate you to heights you never imagined. Her passion and commitment emerged from a very personal struggle and family crisis that centered around her eldest son Devin. He was born with a rare genetic disorder, and at two years age was given a terminal diagnosis. But Devin is still alive (now 17) today, thanks largely to his mother’s efforts from here to Capitol Hill where legislators passed bills that to this day are saving children’s lives. We focus on all that Alfonso has done and accomplished as an advocate for children with disabilities.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

Focus on South Florida: Gay Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. L-G-B-T Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.
The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in this country. Gay pride month events across South Florida are plentiful, and nowhere is that more so than in Wilton Manors where a large percentage of the population identifies as LGBT. We look at what’s being planned and how Gay Pride Month has evolved over the years.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

Georgee Kluck, Informed Families board member (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Informed Families

It has been more than 30 years since a handful of parents, concerned about drug abuse among young people, created “Informed Families” of Dade County. Support from many different sectors contributed to its rapid growth and success. It eventually became “informed families/the Florida family partnership incorporated after expanding its reach throughout the state. Informed Families is the Florida division of National Red Ribbon, Its mission to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Alcohol and drug abuse is a year-round concern for young people, but summer can be a particularly tempting time. We share valuable information parents need to know now.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

Maya Angelou was an accomplished poet, memoirist, playwright, and civil rights activist, Angelou's work has been widely recognized. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Maya Angelou Gets Candid About Life & Death In Exclusive Footage

Dr. Maya Angelou, the timeless poet and author who often gave life and death perspective, died at the age 86 Thursday. In exclusive, footage that has never aired before, Angelou talks about life, death, and what may come after.

05/29/2014

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CBS4 Investigates: Inmate Death Raising Questions

If you ask mental health counselor George Mallinckrodt about prison inmates suffering from mental illness he will quickly share this message, “They shouldn’t be taunted, tormented, beaten and killed.”

05/22/2014

Focus on South Florida: The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida

Over the years the Orange Bowl has been able to give millions of dollars back to the South Florida community. WFOR is proud to partner with the Orange Bowl for an upcoming annual event called The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida. The OBIEs, among other things, raises scholarship funds and honors individuals whose community service makes South Florida a better place.

My TV 33–05/19/2014

Focus on South Florida: Kriya Yoga

Studies have shown that more and more Americans are becoming spiritual as we search for solace and inner peace. But spirituality is more than just comforting. There is strong evidence that it plays a key role in maintaining good health. We preview an upcoming event presented by the Kriya Yoga Institute along with community partners like Florida International University. It is an interfaith non-political forum for all South Floridians.

My TV 33–05/19/2014

Focus on South Florida: Firefighters & Cancer

It’s shocking, heartbreaking and inspirational. Firefighters, and their fight against a silent killer. After a months-long CBS4 News investigation the time is now to make public some very private battles, all in the hope of saving lives.

My TV 33–05/19/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Widow Makes Big Changes In Tallahassee After Husband’s Death

The wife of a cyclist who was killed in a hit and run accident has taken her mission to make the roads safer all the way to Tallahassee.

05/18/2014

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