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CUNY TV Host Doug Muzzio to Take Sabbatical from "City Talk"

Veteran NYC Newsman Tony Guida to Sub with New Show

Doug Muzzio, host of CUNY TV’s popular CITY TALK series since August 2001, will take a year’s leave of absence, with an anticipated return in September 2016.

CUNY TV Executive Director Robert Isaacson announced that veteran newsman Tony Guida will fill the vacated slot for 2015-16 with a new in-studio interview show.

Muzzio interviews Guida about the change on this week’s CITY TALK, premiering Wednesday, July 1 at 9:30 am (also 4:30pm and 9:30pm) on CUNY TV (and online anytime at

(Also on July 1, Ronnie Eldridge airs a new interview with Doug Muzzio on Eldridge & Co. at 9am, 4pm and 9pm, and on the CUNY TV website.)

Prof. Muzzio is co-director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in Government and the founder and former director of the Baruch College Survey Research Unit – both at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. He will use the time away from CUNY TV to complete Silent City: The Reel American City Before Movies Talked, an examination of the American city in silent films from 1896 to 1928.

Guida, known locally for his news stints with WNBC/Ch. 4, WCBS/Ch. 2, CNN, and WCBS-AM, has in the past year become a correspondent on CUNY TV’s Arts in the City series. He will begin taping the new shows in August for premiere in September 2015, and says he looks forward to featuring a variety of interviews with the people who bring color and character to the city and region.

CUNY TV is the City University of New York television station, broadcast in the New York metropolitan area on digital Ch. 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Brooklyn), Ch. 77 (RCN Cable), and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS).