2018 NY EMMY NOMINEES
A dumpster-diving whistleblower shed light on alleged corruption in the town of Oyster Bay. After two years reporting on the story, federal investigators have brought charges against Nassau's top politician and his wife, and a town's supervisor, in a case that began with a local restaurateur.
Shadrack Boakye, who came to Brentwood as a refugee from Liberia, Africa, now writes and directs youth-oriented plays on Long Island with the Truth Urban Theater Group.
After serving as a waitress there for half her life, Smith says goodbye to the patrons and co-workers she regards as family.
Seven religious leaders tell us how they view “sanctuary.” Even though the term is rooted in shared principles, each of the faith-based communities offer a unique perspective on providing physical and spiritual refuge to those in need.
Joe Santiago says he hopes to pass the tradition of making bomba drums along to the next generation.
David Herman restores instruments rescued from the Holocaust to revive their voices and give them a new life.
We examined the stories and dangers of cutting weight experienced by MMA fighters, boxers, wrestlers and jockeys.
First Lt. Joseph Theinert was killed in Afghanistan almost seven years ago when his unit was under heavy fire when an improvised bomb exploded near him. Theinert's parents are involved in giving support to veterans and Gold Star Families through the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund.
Internment survivors Mitsue Salador and Madeleine Sugimoto, along with Robert Machida, whose uncle and aunt were among thousands of Japanese-Americans interned by the U.S. federal government during World War II, share their experiences and discuss how the 1940's atmosphere relates to today's rhetoric.
Hewlett High School invested in sensor technology to monitor the safety of its athletes in football and boys lacrosse. It became the first high school on Long Island to use a new sensor system from Canada-based GForceTracker. Here's how it works.
High school girls lacrosse players now have the option of wearing new lacrosse-specific helmets, renewing a decade-old debate over whether headgear will make the game more physical and aggressive.
Some high school pitchers on Long Island are now choosing to wear a protective facemask since there has been increased awareness in all sports about the dangers of head injuries.
During the hardest period of their lives, families turn to Vanessa Zenz, a funeral director, for comfort during their grief. Her sincere care for her job and the people she meets and takes care of is anything but ordinary.
Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Vineyards, and in his spare time has taught himself to build canoes. His Mattituck workshop is called Preszler Woodshop, and he employs traditional techniques to bend and hone hundreds of strips of assorted wood to fashion his canoes.
A Long Island organization, Birthday Wishes, throws birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. Newsday takes you along to a few parties and peers into the lighter moments of a mother and son's time in a shelter made a little brighter by the organization.
2017 NY EMMY WINNERS
Inside the last trailer park in Nassau County, a tight-knit community has dispersed after a spirited 9-year legal battle that the residents were never equipped to fight. Newsday followed the last remaining family as it struggled against a deadline to find an alternative to becoming homeless.
From archival interviews with Negro League legends Buck O'Neil and Monte Irvin to commentary from contemporary baseball figures lJoe Torre, Curtis Granderson, Tony Clark and Rob Manfred, Newsday examines the history of Negro League baseball the breaking of the color barrier.
After a devastating fire last July, the congregants of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon are finally back in their building. After months of rebuilding and the cleaning of icons, they will hold their Easter services inside their church on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Explore the professional and personal lives of the former UFC champion Chris Weidman through a parallel video experience. Using a unique, dual-view technique, the viewer can toggle between two timelines, Weidman the father and Weidman the fighter.
2016 NY EMMY WINNERS
Newsday explores why so many former NFL players struggle while transitioning to life after football. Hear from former players including Wesley Walker, Boomer Esiason, and more.
It's probably safe to say you've never met a child like Gabriel Dispenziere. Gabriel, who has eosinophilic esophagitis, is allergic to nearly all food.
Nonagenarian Earl Fultz of East Marion finds a hot seller in cHarissa, a cumin-and-olive-oil-based condiment he bottles in tribute to his late wife, Gloria.
Chef Marc Anthony Bynum gave Newsday a behind-the-scenes look at the life and struggles of a chef trying to open his first restaurant.
2015 NY EMMY WINNERS
For Erik Callender, following his dream means teaching about dozens of reptiles, some rescued, to audiences at parties, schools and events.
Scott and Kassata Bollman of Southold run North Fork Sea Salt, a sea salt-making business. The young married couple create the salt from water harvested on the North Fork.
Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Peter King, former Gov. David Paterson and other politicians and historians share their views on JFK's legacy.
The story of how this Freeport resident went from a 300-pound former college football player to the winner of Season 19 of the UFC's Ultimate Fighter.
2014 NY EMMY WINNERS
Six Long Islanders who were diagnosed with terminal illnesses talk about their grim prognoses and how they overcame the odds to become survivors.
On the East End, where suburbia gives way to open spaces, a new breed of farmer takes root. They walked away from established jobs to till the earth. Local sustainable agriculture is not just their career, it's a lifestyle.
2013 NY EMMY WINNER
Ben Rio, a Long Island motocross racer, is coping with the challenges of becoming a professional, while developing close relationships with the kids he mentors in the sport and helping them with their own challenges.
2012 NY EMMY WINNERS
From a laugh that has been silenced to a favorite recipe that remains uncooked, time does not heal all wounds. A decade after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, more than 75 Long Island families who lost loves ones that morning shared on camera not only their stories, but their souls in this Emmy Award-winning multimedia project.
Marisa Carney, 5, was diagnosed with an extremely rare childhood brain disorder that causes uncontrollable obesity and breathing problems, putting the afflicted at risk for seizures, cardiac arrest and death. There are only 75 documented cases worldwide, no known cause and no cure.