As war rages on in Syria, the debate over accepting refugees heats up in the U.S. We discuss the crisis with former Middle East envoy Ambassador Dennis Ross. Actress Sonia Manzano tells us what she’s up to now after retiring from the PBS children’s show. Finally, we’ll take you to the “Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach.”
The Atlantic staff writer Molly Ball examines Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure so far and discusses the perception that he’s more focused on issues outside the five boroughs.
And when it comes to your Christmas tree, which is better for the environment: real or fake? We weigh both options with The Nature Conservancy’s Bill Ulfelder.
THIRTEEN documented the development of Groundswell’s 2015 Making His’tory mural, “I Just Want to Come Home”. In part 1, the young artists talk about their experiences getting stopped by police on the streets of New York City, and their hopes for the mural.
City Councilman Corey Johnson shares his efforts to grow affordable housing to his Mid-Manhattan district amid rising rates of homelessness across the city. We also bring you the best Christmas lights in the area. We know where they are and we’re sharing our list. And Chef Lidia Bastianich helps us get into the holiday cooking spirit with her favorite Christmas recipes.