Facing South Florida

Facing South Florida: The 2021 Florida Legislative SessionJim DeFede took an up-close look at the closing week of the 2021 state legislative session, including the 11th-hour revival and passage of the controversial transgender athletes bill ban, which the governor has said he will sign into law.
Facing South Florida: Centner AcademyJim DeFede took an in-depth look at the ongoing controversy swirling around the Centner Academy, a Miami private school, whose CEO has told teachers they risk getting fired if they get the COVID vaccine.
Facing South Florida: The 2021 Florida Legislative SessionJim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour to the home stretch of the Florida 2021 legislative session.
Facing South Florida: House Bill 1Jim DeFede spoke with State Sen. Shevrin Jones and LaToya Ratlieff, who was injured during protests last summer, about the just-passed bill targeting protests. 
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Agriculture Commissioner Nikki FriedJim DeFede spoke with the Florida Agriculture Commissioner about her political future. 
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Jared MoskowitzJim DeFede spoke with Jared Moskowitz, the director of the Florida Division of the Department of Emergency Management, regarding his criticism of last week’s “60 Minutes” report on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vaccination policies.
Facing South Florida: Remembering Alcee HastingsRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke with Jim DeFede about the passing of longtime South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who she regards as a mentor and a pillar of the community.
Facing South Florida: Key West Cruise IndustryOn this Sunday's edition of Facing South Florida, Jim DeFede focused on the cruise industry's efforts to undermine voters in Key West, who overwhelmingly supported three referendums to limit the size of cruise ships docking in Key West to protect the environment.
Facing South Florida: Chaos On South BeachOn this Sunday’s edition of Facing South Florida, Jim DeFede delved into the concerns being raised over the ongoing spring break situation, including the racial overtones associated with that.
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With US Rep. Val DemingsJim DeFede spoke with Rep. Val Demings about gun control, following the two mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. 
Facing South Florida: One-On-One With Art AcevedoArt Acevedo, who is the police chief in Houston, was a surprise choice to succeed Jorge Colina.
Facing South Florida: Gambling In South FloridaOn Sunday's edition of Facing South Florida, Jim DeFede explored the shadowy efforts of a small group of wealthy men and powerful lawmakers to bring Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida.
Facing South Florida: Eulen AmericaJim DeFede has exclusive details on a story he has been following for two years, involving unsafe working conditions facing the people who clean planes and handle baggage for Eulen America.
Facing South Florida: COVID CemeterySunday’s edition of Facing acknowledged the one-year mark since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic with a story not seen before.
Facing South Florida: Gender EqualityIt's Women's History Month, a time to highlight women who are breaking the glass ceiling in their respective fields.

Videos

Charlie Crist Goes After Gov. Ron DeSantis In CBS4 Exclusive Interview With Jim DeFedeCBS4's Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Crist, who announced he was running for governor on Tuesday.
Facing South Florida: The 2021 Florida Legislative SessionJim DeFede took an up-close look at the closing week of the 2021 state legislative session, including the 11th-hour revival and passage of the controversial transgender athletes bill ban, which the governor has said he will sign into law.
Facing South Florida: Centner AcademyJim DeFede took an in-depth look at the ongoing controversy swirling around the Centner Academy, a Miami private school, whose CEO has told teachers they risk getting fired if they get the COVID vaccine.
Facing South Florida: The 2021 Florida Legislative Session, Part 2Jim DeFede spoke with State Sen. Jason Pizzo and State Rep. Danny Perez.
Facing South Florida: The 2021 Florida Legislative Session, Part 1Jim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour to the home stretch of the Florida 2021 legislative session.
Facing South Florida: House Bill 1Jim DeFede spoke with State Sen. Shevrin Jones and LaToya Ratlieff, who was injured during protests last summer, about the just-passed bill targeting protests.
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Agriculture Commissioner Nikki FriedHost Jim DeFede pressed Fried on if she will run for governor in 2022 and why was she granted a medical marijuana card recently. He also asked her the tough questions she might be asked should she challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in two years.
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With Jared MoskowitzJim DeFede spoke with Jared Moskowitz, the director of the Florida Division of the Department of Emergency Management, regarding his criticism of last week’s “60 Minutes” report on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ vaccination policies.
Facing South Florida: Remembering Alcee HastingsRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke with Jim DeFede about the passing of longtime South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who she regards as a mentor and a pillar of the community.
Facing South Florida: Key West Cruise Industry, Part 2Jim DeFede continued the conversation on the Key West cruise industry with State Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez.
Facing South Florida: Key West Cruise Industry, Part 1Jim DeFede spoke with Arlo Haskell, with the committee for Cleaner Safer Ships, and Capt. Will Benson of Fishing Guide about the cruise industry's efforts to undermine voters in Key West.
Facing South Florida: Chaos On South BeachJim DeFede delved into the concerns being raised over the ongoing spring break situation, including the racial overtones associated with that.
Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With US Rep. Val DemingsFacing South Florida host Jim DeFede spoke with Demings about gun control, following the two mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. 
Facing South Florida: One-On-One With Art AcevedoArt Acevedo, who is the police chief in Houston, was a surprise choice to succeed Jorge Colina.
Facing South Florida: Gambling In South FloridaOn Sunday's edition of Facing South Florida, Jim DeFede explored the shadowy efforts of a small group of wealthy men and powerful lawmakers to bring Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida.